Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gender Equality by Brandon Noronha

Criticize men and end the tyranny!
Criticize women? No that's misogyny.
How dare you ask me to cook and clean.
You're a man, stay strong and lean!
Women's weight? No, they're all pretty!
Don't have a 6 pack? Hmmn. What a pity.
Perfect equality is sought in vain
There are gender differences,we aren't the same

It's egalitarianism we must seek
Rather than the double standards with which feminism reeks.

A Cradle Song by William Blake

Sweet dreams form a shade,
O'er my lovely infants head.
Sweet dreams of pleasant streams,
By happy silent moony beams

Sweet sleep with soft down.
Weave thy brows an infant crown.
Sweet sleep Angel mild,
Hover o'er my happy child.

Sweet smiles in the night,
Hover over my delight.
Sweet smiles Mothers smiles,
All the livelong night beguiles.

Sweet moans, dovelike sighs,
Chase not slumber from thy eyes,
Sweet moans, sweeter smiles,
All the dovelike moans beguiles.

Sleep sleep happy child,
All creation slept and smil'd.
Sleep sleep, happy sleep.
While o'er thee thy mother weep

Sweet babe in thy face,
Holy image I can trace.
Sweet babe once like thee.
Thy maker lay and wept for me

Wept for me for thee for all,
When he was an infant small.
Thou his image ever see.
Heavenly face that smiles on thee,

Smiles on thee on me on all,
Who became an infant small,
Infant smiles are His own smiles,
Heaven & earth to peace beguiles.

The Shot by Thomas Pinella

The Shot

One eye closed, one eye opened,
Both feet straight, all toes frozen.

A quick breath in, a slow breath out
One hand holds aiming, the other, without

But two thoughts begin to trickle through
Pull it now, or go home and eat fondue.

The shot is fired and the metallic cylinder is sent.
Just as the Man appears for the ninety-nine percent,
The cylindrical metal makes its landing to represent.
Not only does it find its target, but this is not a chance event.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inertia by Brandon Noronha

Come home from school ready to go
Transcribe your list of successes and woes
Thirty minutes to eat, another to shower
Each minute past, and with it your power
Decide to eat to your favorite TV show
Going down a path which you too regrettably know
A friend calls you talk, you laugh you play
So quickly the minutes seem to fade away
Arrive home of course is needed a shower
But it's already been such late an hour

Two options now to work or sleep
Easy to see which one you'll keep
But what of your obligations and sorrow
Alas, perhaps you'll figure it out tomorrow