WL Schuett

An unexpected Poem

times wrinkle has now shattered 

and left me holding up the wall 

while dirty dreams that can't be seen 

are caught fleeing down the hall 

waiting for the injured horizon 

to be huddled forth like a thief 

into the smoke of a burning boxcar 

singing a dirge called life is brief 

yesterday I had prayed for rain 

now I'm hoping it will cease 

while standing knee deep in protesters 

holding hands and chanting for peace 

across town a statue tumbles 

into a flaming burning cross 

where brown shirt men arm salute 

yelling about how it's a terrible loss 

morning stabs the treetops 

and our society will receive them 

she's an extracting mistress seeking 

answers faster than philosophers can conceive em 

listening to the the moan of the west wind 

as they poison the water front beach 

dams and tributaries are on fire 

burned down to solemnly preach 

we will invite injustice to dinner 

crack open a fine bottle of wine 

try to have a conversation 

say you'll see it will all be fine 

but we know it will never be fine 

and we shouldn't keep this company 

we should throw the door open wide 

and tell it to leave not so subtly 

I'm all for a little civil disobedience 

I actually try to do what I think is right 

I am not buried in conspiracy theories 

although I never used to lock my door at night 

I just try to do my artwork 

not care to much what others think 

I'm certainly not a ladies man 

but , I never write in invisible ink 





  • FredPeyer

    Great poem, WL! Incredible how you can cram so much into just a few lines, AND got it to rhyme as well!
    Am not so sure about that 'ladies man' thing though.

    • WL Schuett

      Thanks Fred ...

    • myself and me

      Such a peaceful sunset view contrast to the violence in the poem.
      Love the paint more.

      • WL Schuett

        I agree sometimes I vear off a little it even catches me off guard hence the title an unexpected poem

        • myself and me

          It is quite unexpected though.

        • Samreen Chowdhury

          Uplifting words used here,great write!

        • Accidental Poet

          I see from one extreme of your heart to the other here between your beautiful painting and the unrest within your heart of today's world. No matter how you show it, a great work of talent. ; )

        • Goldfinch60

          Superb write WL. So much said an so much truth, if only we could find our Nirvana.

          Another wonderful artwork WL.

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