Grandpa told of crimes in times drank mint julep sublime.. eased conscience in gentle ways black life not worth a dime.. told of when he took his mouth harp blew sad moan and toot.. white sheeted fools uncool celebrate ‘strange fruit’..
All along the trail of disbelief then acquiesce.. to what those sold to gold.. money.. time of silver dimes a jest..
To the ‘almost human’ groomin’ horses quarter mile.. race won.. silver dollar in the sun.. made grandpa smile.. at the PhD who act so free in their own cage.. one built on words of greed.. hate others.. useless rage..
I looked at Bobby long time friend there at stable stall.. deceit never come ‘tween us when love.. honor came to call.. turn to turn again as life.. weather grim or fair.. my heart and mind let go to see his grandpa standin’ there..
His eyes were red.. inside his head.. music scooby doo.. long years wore souls of worth.. slaver hate to blues.. wept he did.. kept saying ‘Sid’ name burned now in my heart.. Sidney pretty was his love felt true.. right from the start..
Screaming from his hell of guilt built nought as hate will do.. on and on he beat himself.. his act of vengeance flew.. again again.. he let those women.. men.. or so they seemed.. rollin’ on to Bobby bored in some old hatred teemed..
You farmers.. ranchers.. ‘men about town’.. listen way inside.. spelunk your way to what and who you are.. never to hide..
Those old time confusions.. survive.. love.. build a home.. needs find a way to exit rules live cultures where souls roam..
My friend died angry.. in a city one more ghost.. behind a liars bigotry.. from each money host..
Turn to turn again my friend woke then spoke firm and true.. old ways.. primal confused days.. brought pain as mankind grew..
In this second.. in this moment.. not the last or next.. I will meet fate with my given best.. hints in the text..
Can but guide my infant heart.. ten million times were wrong.. brothers.. sisters.. in each skin.. love travels right along..
Task is but a challenge.. riddle me life stew.. free and ever equal.. is a rose in morning dew..
Each second a place to learn.. please riddle me no more.. stay from hate.. love is my fate.. in life past ‘Eden’s Door’
‘as a lie can only recognize another.. no lies escape me brother.. illusion.. red skies fill your dream.. riding thus in dreamland.. that ever can’t be deemland.. no truth when you wake.. your nothing screams.. pray land a little higher.. a place where ice.. where fire.. stay love.. dismiss false done by robotic teams’..
(Lest I be misunderstood.. thus maligned.. I love you all.. felt stamped and signed.. delivered before money creatures call..
you first to help their brothers.. sisters.. pups.. felines and bats..breath freedom.. blame dead always was.. caskets are hobo hats’
I wish all living a happy life who cares.. fish giving.. sap from the trees.. sloe berries for the fare..