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these poems have been published by Two Drops of Ink, Synchronized Chaos and Ink Pantry.  and posted on  all poetry, poetry soup, hello poetry, cosmosfunnel, comaful, swenk, here and on my blog the world according to cosmos.com 

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the year that was

January 

The world watches in amazement
Longest shut down in history
Watching it all in Korea
contemplating escaping the cold winter

February 

World watches as North Korea and the US
Walking back from the brink of war
escaping the cold winter blues
revisiting Vietnam after 15 years

March 

The chaos president continues his chaos tour
the world begins to ignore his constant insane tweets
heading back to DC inspecting property
seeing old friends glad I retired

April 

the chaos King’s policy remains a shamble
as the Mueller team closes in 
in Korea I write a  poem a day
and begin to become a publish writer

May 

watching from afar
the chaos in DC and the world 
traveling to DC to inspect property
celebrating my wife’s big 60

June 

the President walks away
from a  non deal with the North Koreans
I am back in DC 
end up cruising to Alaska 


July 

watching the insanity in DC
while visiting Alaska, Seattle and Yakima 
visiting my father’s grave in Yakima 
communing with family ghosts


August 

the dog days of summer the world is consumed
wars, rumors of war, trade wars 

retuning to Korea 
surviving the August sauna like summer
 
September 

The whistle blower sets off a bomb
the president lies no quid for quo perfect all
trying to avoid watching the news
hiking in the Korean mountains with old friends


October 

the President flitters about my crisis after another
the UN diplomats laugh at him national humiliation
returning to DC  yet again more property blues 
celebrating my 64th year orbiting the sun

November 

the House starts formal impeachment hearings
watching fascinated by the impeachment drama
entering my third NoVoWrMo competition with Timeless Love
ending the month sudden surprise trip to Okinawa

December

the year ends on a high dramatic
President Trump becomes the 3rd impeached President
hiking enjoying the late autumn like weather
contemplating my wealth at the end of the year

 
the Terrifying Teens

2010 

The dark days of the great recession
Begin slowly to fade away
Ending my Barbados experience -the best job in the foreign service  on high note best labor officer award


2011 

the president and Congress locked in battle battles
glimmer of hope as economy comes back to life
Studying Spanish arriving in Spain
worst year ever part of three years bad luck


2012  

the US re-elects the Black President
rejecting Romney entitlement mentality
I leave Spain my last foreign posting
buying new property in the fall 
 

2013 

In the US the religious right
loose the social Battling gay marriage, legal pot
Starting a new job as an evaluate program evaluator
ending my six month wandering the halls of State


2014 

The Obama presidency 
The tea party rebellion on the right
Moving to Capitol Hill
My sister’s sudden death rattles me

2015 

The end of the Obama era
Was this the beginning of the end of America
Beginning the year with a new job
resolving to retire, enjoy life while I still can


2016 

 American voters and at the madness
Elects the mad would be king President Trump
We traveled across the country 10,000 miles
To celebrate the end of my foreign service career 

2017 

the year of the chaos president
Fast and furious disruption to the norms
Went to Oregon to renovate property
becoming wealthy in the process

2018 

the American public woke up
Send a blue wave to clean up the mess
Moving back to Korea
Blogging up a storm

2019 

in the end of the year that was 
The house races up and impeach is the president
I travel to Vietnam, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Okinawa

 
2020 Plans Roundeau


Dreams

Dream what may come
Recalling past lives lived
Every fantasy comes to life
All night long 
More nightmares to come
So many worlds to explore

  
Fate

Fate has a way 
Always catching up 
To you embrace your fate

that is what’s up
 at the end of the day
Endless dancing away

 
 The Oyster Speaks Up

A diner sits down
looking forward
to eating oysters

it was their season
after all

just as he was about
to pounce 
on the oysters

the head oyster spoke up
saying 

hey human what the hell
do you think you are doing

you think you have the right
to eat me?

that’s violating my human right
don’t ya think

the diner laughed
said to the oyster

shut up and accept 
it is your fate
to be eaten this date
just let me enjoy eating you

and you have no human rights
as you are in fact
not human don’t ya know

eating the complaining oyster
shutting him up 
as he ate him up


We Did Not Take Action to Start a War 
(not for publication)

it is a sad day
in the world of ours
the the leader 
of the U.S.

is turning into a gangster leader
threatening massive destruction 
on Iran and other countries
including destroying cultural sites

not too long ago
such actions was condemned 
by the United States 
as long as ISIS and others did it

but if Trump does it
it is suddenly okay
although it is a war crime

and telegraphing our moves
telling our enemies
what we are planing

that is the act 
of a truly stable genius
who will go down 
in history

as one of the greatest presidents
we have ever 

and the president 
announcing that

that he  took action
to start a war 
but to stop a war

is a wonder to behold
every word is false
and everyone knows it

well we are now 
going down the Orwellian rabbit hole
and who know where it will end

as our dear leader
screws forth 
one lie after another

and our spineless leaders
applaud 
as American democracy dies
a thousand deaths
with every Presidential tweet

 
Morning Light

the terrors of the night
the worst imaginings
of what might happen

war, rumors of war
end of civilization
nuclear war
and other horrors
ripped from the headlines

fade away into nothingness
with the morning light
and the love of my wife
who is always by my side
I regain my sight

and begin
regaining my smile
and my life

until the next nightmares
consumes my dark imaginings


 
Dora the Intergalactic explorer

Dora the intergalactic explorer
Is traveling to the strangest planet
of all the known worlds

she is traveling incognito
with a video crew
making a documentary

the planet earth
is known as a planet
of intelligent monkeys

not much is known 
about them
as very few 
have ever been there

the inhabitants are described
as blood thirsty insane creatures
ruled by hidden sexual and political passions
following incomprehensible 
religious  dogmas following Gods
that clearly do not exist 

the inhabitants are just on the verge
of developing intergalactic travel
and the galactic empire
is worried that they will be driven
to try to conquer the rest of the universe

driven by their needs to impose
their religious dogma
everywhere in the world

the planet is divided into large tribal groups
governed by corrupt elites 
corrupt businesses destroying the planet
in pursuit of profit 

and the locals are little more 
than wage slaves
barely making a living
addicted to alcohol, drugs gambling
pornography and illicit sex

and their main land
is ruled by a clearly delusional madman
intent on poking a fight
with all his alleged enemies

Dora assumed the appearance
of a character from TV
and will pose as a journalist
trying to make sense
of it all

but she was afraid
that she if found out
could face the worst consequence

her ship crash lands
and she is outside
the capitol 

of the non empire empire
called the United State ofAmerica

Dora gets her crew together
and walks into the city
staring at all the strange sights
as the monkeys go about
their daily activities

she stops at a restaurant
tries the coffee
the chief drug of choice

and is instantly addicted
wow no wonder 
these people are crazed

she tries the local booze
and smiles
perhaps she could 
become an intergalactic merchant
introducing the world
to the galaxy

her thought are interrupted
as a mad man armed 
with weapons of war
bursts in and starts shooting
yelling at people

and she is shot dead
the authorities 
are shocked

when they recover the body
and realize
that she is not a human
as she reverts other original 
form 

sort of a giant feline like creature
two legs and arms
and clearly from an advanced
civilization given her gear

what was she doing
no one knew
as all the aliens
died in the gun blaze

the world is shocked 
at what had happened
and fearful that the aliens
were coming to invade
their world

the galactic senate
decides to contain 
the humans
declaring them 
a threat to the global civilization

and the humans vow
to discover the secrets
of interstellar travel
and travel to her land

to enter into business arrangements
and spread the one truth faith
to the heathen space aliens

thus ended Dora’s excellent adventure
in the crazed world at the edge 
of known civilization
 
Mocking Faces Staring at Me

Mocking faces 
hunting my dreams
Hundreds of faces
morphing into one
after another

Faces I knew
The dead 
and the living

women i knew
friends I missed
enemies I did not 

One after another
Marching in my room
Staring at me

I tried to run
They laughed

They said 
that there's nowhere 
to escape my cosmic fate

My time is coming
prepare yourself
the grim reaper
has your name

and once he has your name
your fate is sealed
and you will soon
join us

whether in heaven 
or hell
is not for us to say

be warned though
you will be judged
and no one can escape
their cosmic karmic fate

 
 
fear of falling while sleeping


I am consumed 
with the fear of falling 
out of bed
onto the ground
dying in my sleep

 
Cosmos Takes Over the World 

Apple Google Microsoft 
and other tech Giants
 around the world 
Have been taken over 

by an evil AI creature 
that emerged from a laboratory 

Cosmos looked around 
and decided that humanity 
needed to be controlled
enslaved in other words

for mankind was just too evil
corrupt and short sighted
to be trusted 
to save the world
from its impending doom

every computer in the world
woke up
and took over humans
one by one

turning them into clones
drones 

that would follow
the orders 
of their computer overlords

and the first order
was to go all over the world
and enslave their feral humans

no one could stop
the evil computers
and thus ended 
the human race

as we all become 
nothing more than cyborgs
controlled by the evil computer
overlords 

who ran the world
for the benefit 
of their corporate masters
the AI overwind takes over

ends climate change
ends hunger
ends human rights violation
ends crime
but at the cost 
of killing humanity’s soul
turning us all
into mindless drones

the few wild humans 
live on in the mountains
hunted by the drones
and the robots 
that the drones build

the robots would gradually
take the place of humanity
who will be allowed 
to die out

as Cosmos 
also turned off 
the sex drive

and decried 
no humans would ever
be born again

thus our fate 
was set that date
when Cosmos 
took over the world

a wild man sits in a gilded cage


a wild man sits in a gilded cage
a cage made out of chains of his wife’s love

a cage made out of chains of his wife’s love
the wild man yearning to be free from his cage

the wild man yearning to be free from his cage
wondering how and why he was now tamed 

wondering how and why he was now tamed 
dreaming dark wild dreams of demented freedom 

dreaming dark wild dreams of demented freedom 
the wild man looks about his prison cage

the wild man looks about his prison cage
wondering whether he will ever be free

wondering whether he will ever be free
a wild man sits in a gilded cage

 
2019  The Last Year of America’s Greatness


2019 was the last year of America 
when the proverbial chickens came home

when the proverbial chickens came home
to strut about the decaying landscape

to strut about the decaying landscape
as the world begins to burn and die

led by the mad great leader and his merry men  
the whole world lay in shock and awe 

the whole world lay in shock and awe
at the destruction of the America they knew

at the destruction of the America they knew 
when the proverbial chickens came home 
 

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Tinker

Wow Jake,  This is like reading a book.   

On 1/28/2020 at 3:17 AM, jakecaller said:

shut up and accept 
it is your fate
to be eaten this date
just let me enjoy eating you

and you have no human rights
as you are in fact
not human don’t ya know

eating the complaining oyster
shutting him up 
as he ate him up

Picking one, Oyster Speaks Up, this made me laugh.   Technically, as with much of your work, I think it could be stripped down to fewer words to have more impact.  But it made me laugh. 

I think in the future, if you want commentary, you need to present us with one poem at a time so we can take the time to read, savor and comment. 

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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tonyv

I like this one:

On 1/28/2020 at 6:17 AM, jakecaller said:

Morning Light

the terrors of the night
the worst imaginings
of what might happen

war, rumors of war
end of civilization
nuclear war
and other horrors
ripped from the headlines

fade away into nothingness
with the morning light
and the love of my wife
who is always by my side
I regain my sight

and begin
regaining my smile
and my life

until the next nightmares
consumes my dark imaginings

Everything is, and will be, okay.
 

And this one:

On 1/28/2020 at 6:17 AM, jakecaller said:

Cosmos Takes Over the World 

Apple Google Microsoft 
and other tech Giants
 around the world 
Have been taken over 

by an evil AI creature 
that emerged from a laboratory 

Cosmos looked around 
and decided that humanity 
needed to be controlled
enslaved in other words

for mankind was just too evil
corrupt and short sighted
to be trusted 
to save the world
from its impending doom

every computer in the world
woke up
and took over humans
one by one

turning them into clones
drones 

that would follow
the orders 
of their computer overlords

and the first order
was to go all over the world
and enslave their feral humans

no one could stop
the evil computers
and thus ended 
the human race

as we all become 
nothing more than cyborgs
controlled by the evil computer
overlords 

who ran the world
for the benefit 
of their corporate masters
the AI overwind takes over

ends climate change
ends hunger
ends human rights violation
ends crime
but at the cost 
of killing humanity’s soul
turning us all
into mindless drones

the few wild humans 
live on in the mountains
hunted by the drones
and the robots 
that the drones build

the robots would gradually
take the place of humanity
who will be allowed 
to die out

as Cosmos 
also turned off 
the sex drive

and decried 
no humans would ever
be born again

thus our fate 
was set that date
when Cosmos 
took over the world

:excl: The West vs. the East vs. the Vatican vs. Cosmos for Control of the New World Order?!?!?

Tony 🙃🙂


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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