63 Different Drummers, Iconoclasts, Rabble Rousers

THE RYE GROWS AWRY

When God's green grows
it's rarely in rows
.. Awry the rye rises
.. unruly the rose.

Unruled the wind blows
Unstraight..river flows
Unchained.. fire glows
rarely in rows.

Not meant dandelions
to grow in lines
Nor at right angles
do streams' rivers wed.

Nor are the fallen snows
to remain unswirled
unsquirreled.

And when heat rays rose
from a cup of berry tea
they were not in lockstep
they were curled.


NOT IN CHAOTIC SHARDS

Not in chaotic shards
do dandelion seeds
burst from their ball.
Each part as perfect
as the whole.
Each each contains
the all.



BORODIN

The call of suffering
was greater than
the call of the
music flowing
in his soul..
he worked at a hospital
during the day..
and only composed
in his off time


PHALAPHILIA

He believed in phalaphilia
and was therefore a phalaphile
and it pleased him immensely
he need not follow in single file


CHICKENS UNITED

Herbert Hoover said
a chicken in every pot.
Chickens United Against
Human Chauvinism and
Repressive Drug Laws say
pot for every chicken.


CAN ONE SNUFF THE STARS?

Can one snuff the stars
or shoot the sun?
Can one kill God? the
universally indwelling Sun?
Tiny clouds and even moon
sometimes veil the sun
yet no 'sin' is mortal
All reside in Lasting Light
All Live in Love Immortal.

NO FISHING

'No fishing allowed'
said the fish outloud.




ARCHANGEL OF THE MOST REVILED

Perhaps it was first said
by kind Dr Haynes
that Emma will give you
blood out of her veins

When others say 'no
room in the inn'
Emma's sure to say
'why do come in'

When others say
'impossible'
Emma always says
'I can'

She forgives the most
angry roars
because she sees
the painful scars
Her geiger counter finds
hearts cut in twain by pain.

She the first to say
'they know not what they do'
Everytime she gave
away
her kind heart it grew.

She knows that broken
souls derailed from the tracks
warm with the fire coming
through their big heart cracks.

Befriender of the 13th fairy
not invited to the ball
Loves the leper, the pariah
.. the ostracized.. the blackballed

Treats the suffering
as her own child
She's the archangel
of
the most reviled

DEMOCRATIC ELMS

In the realm
of democratic elms
none is asked
to take the helm

WINDBROOMS

From stony places
the dandelion down
is swept aloft
by the wind's brooms

to welcoming lands
with much more room
where their looms
can weave new blooms

IT COULD BE WORSE

Hans Christian Andersen was
arrested.
Sally Hemings, defacto first lady,
was countless times humiliated.
Handel was nearly thrown in
debtor's prison. Dickens' parents
were.
Elizabeth McAllister was sent to jail
for nonviolent civil disobedience.
The avatar Krishna was born
in jail.
Jesus was born in a stable.
Martin Luther King was kicked
stabbed beat and finally shot
as was Gandhi.
7 million are in jail in the US,
millions for smoking pot.

ONE NEED NOT BE AN ICONOCLAST

One need not smash statues
or be an iconoclast.
Spring will melt the castle
icebergs
.. whose spires were formed
by winter's blasts.


NOT 17

Who says haiku have to be 17 syllables
in 3 lines..
As plants break the rigid form of
ceramic vases as they grow..
so should haiku more freely flow
.. after all..17 is an 8 vibration
.. not the highest
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ARCHANGEL OF THE MOST REVILED
BORODIN
BUBBLES RISE
CAN ONE SNUFF THE STARS?
CHICKENS UNITED
DEMOCRATIC ELMS
EAST WOOD
IN FORMATION
IT COULD BE WORSE
NO FISHING
NOT IN CHAOTIC SHARDS
NOT SEVENTEEN
ONE NEED NOT BE AN ICONOCLAST
PHALAPHILIA
POSTER OF COW ON BLACKBOARD
THE RYE GROWS AWRY
WINDBROOMS
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* Emma Pride Wood before she left her body spent a life cooking free vegan dinners for those incarcerated..
* S A Grafio said broken souls warm you with the light
through the cracks
(Awry is to Rosalie Cohen Quine and S Freundschuh) .EAST WOOD is to Clint Eastwood who banned fast food while mayor of Carmel, who has ended most Hollywood horse trip wiring, who teaches compassion to animals through his films. (Each is All to J Hirsh Ennis who spent her nearly 8 decades in living compassion for animals and in funding many groups)

by Saiom Shriver

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