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the year that was


The world watches in amazement

Longest shut down in history

Watching it all in Korea

contemplating escaping the cold winter


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


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


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


watching from afar

the chaos in DC and the world

traveling to DC to inspect property

celebrating my wife’s big 60


the President walks away

from a  non deal with the North Koreans

I am back in DC

end up cruising to Alaska


watching the insanity in DC

while visiting Alaska, Seattle and Yakima

visiting my father’s grave in Yakima

communing with family ghosts


the dog days of summer the world is consumed

wars, rumors of war, trade wars

retuning to Korea

surviving the August sauna like summer


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


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


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


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


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


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


the US re-elects the Black President

rejecting Romney entitlement mentality

I leave Spain my last foreign posting

buying new property in the fall


In the US the religious right

loose the social Battling gay marriage, legal ***

Starting a new job as an evaluate program evaluator

ending my six month wandering the halls of State


The Obama presidency

The tea party rebellion on the right

Moving to Capitol Hill

My sister’s sudden death rattles me


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


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


the year of the chaos president

Fast and furious disruption to the norms

Went to Oregon to renovate property

becoming wealthy in the process


the American public woke up

Send a blue wave to clean up the mess

Moving back to Korea

Blogging up a storm


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


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 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


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


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 ****** 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

******* and illicit ***

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 *****

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


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


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


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 *** 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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