Conscientious Rejection


If my world asks me to forget another,
then I reject my world.

If my nation asks me to fail another,
then I reject my nation.

If my religion asks me to trample another,
then I reject my religion.

If my culture asks me to ridicule another,
then I reject my culture.

If my identity asks me to erase another,
then I reject my identity.

I will have my conscience decide.
Who I shall be and what to abide.

In honor of President Obama’s speech for UN General Assembly, 2016. Thank you Sir, for your service and for inspiring a generation.


Duty Worn


Winter soldier
Made of steel
Why do you march
Through lonely fields?

Mighty knight
Thy baron’s shield
Why do you swear
The oath to kneel?

Fierce viking
Through tempest’s lull
Why do you steer
Your raven hull?

Son of Mars
In his gory task
How do you keep
your fearless mask?

Timeless trooper
By duty worn
How could you not
Come undone?

Fear Mine


I fear action
Success and failure
Treat ’em the same
Then my friend
Who’s to blame.

I fear inspiration
For it might lift 
This lazy haze
That my friend 
Would be a waste.

I fear the inevitable
Cancer like regret
Will come with age
Alas my friend
We never change.

O fear mine
O fear mine 
You fill the recesses of my soul
Paralyzing evil
Feeding this list 
Forever in stasis.

O fear mine
O fear mine
My dear friend
Come walk with me
Hand in hand 
Forever till the end.