Ain't No Ninny

Where Creativity and Everyday Life Collide

Poem A Day Challenge – Days 9A and 10

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No Swimming

Legis

It is your birthright to be who you are
Runner
Swimmer
Photographer
Legislator
Straight or gay
Or something in between

You have been given liberty
As men (and women), equal and independent
Autonomous, self-ruled
To pursue happiness
However you choose to define that
So long as you hurt no others in that pursuit

. . . And who says you had a choice, anyway?

What man can interpret the laws of many
If he has not walked in the shoes of one
What court can determine the rights of all
When politics (i.e. us) decide who sits on that court
What laws are made that are not made to be changed
With the climate of the times

It is time to allow those birthed in light
To pursue happiness in peace
And to let go the reins of rule
That restrict their inalienable rights
Let them interpret God’s laws
In the way they see fit
Just as you are allowed to practice your beliefs
Christian
Jew
Muslim
Wiccan
Unitarian
Straight
Married
Divorced
Domestic Partner
Runner
Swimmer
In your own way

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Night Trouble

The trouble is
I just can’t sleep
I watch the sun set
And my mind takes a walk
It treks until midnight
Takes a short rest
Then off it goes
Into heaven’s highways
Wandering among stars
Saying hello to other night souls
Whispering to moon dust
Inspired by my own thoughts
My restlessness
Futures not yet known
Loves past, present and unmanifested
Troubles
Troubles
Toss-and-turn troubles
A kiss of happiness, now and again
And possibilities
So many possibilities
X marks the point when I awake
But, having never slept,
I never quite make it there

 

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Author: aintnoninny

I write poetry and fiction; create doodle art; do genealogical research; take photographs of the world around me; think about odd things; hike the red rocks; and obsess on food.

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