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 May 2021 Joe Quaale
 May 2021 Joe Quaale
you say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it.
you say you love the sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining.
you say you love the wind, but when it comes you close the windows.

so that's why I’m scared when you say you love me.
 May 2021 Joe Quaale
 May 2021 Joe Quaale
What becomes of me
when nothing remains
my god
it's happening again
close your eyes

I stumble over myself
in the darkness of mind
and I perceive myself
as I am, as I am not

I am he
he is they
they are we
and I am nothing
but the sum of my parts

Ideas take shape
they form,
they split
and I am overcome
I am --
countless parts
moving in unison

I am he
he is they
they are we
we are she
she is I
and I am no longer--
alone in the dark.
I hated you for being so different.
   Wealth and power obligations
   the confines of civilizations.
   It hit some raw nerve inside
   from which I could never hide
   It was truth. It was forbidden.
   Sadly, in the end, it was hidden.
Nothing left but forgiveness anymore.
What did they teach you
governments exploit people
and they're proud of it

                     Kelly McManus
When peace is often violated,
strife becomes the norm.
I would fain believe that;
I am a two eyed observatory for the ever swelling web of creation.
 May 2021 Joe Quaale
Leone Lamp
I'm so angry
I'm seeing red
I'm screaming profanities
Inside my head
My blood is boiling
My ears shoot steam
I look like a cartoon
But I just feel mean
I just want to smash
I want to slam and curse
And rave and sing
All the songs that sound real mad
All the words that get out the bad
All the anger I've ever had
I want to roll it all
Into a giant ball
And destroy the ball
In front of you all
To burn up my anger
And watch the ashes dissolve.
I'm fine, thanks for asking.. But really, I'm not angry at the moment, I just felt like writing down how I feel when I am. I dunno, I generally stay pretty calm and collected, but when things build up these are the feels.

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