From The Daily Couplet:
Refusing help when tough times have you floored
Is like putting on armor when you fall overboard.
My need to help will never be exceeded—
Except by my desire to be needed.
Tomorrow’s dream wakes to this morning’s need.
Life is a treadmill that keeps changing speed.
It takes a slave to haughty Twitter fights
To mock a man who fought for civil rights.
When double-dealing cheats are told they’ve lied,
It doesn’t tarnish them—it feeds their pride.
The insecure invent their victories
By yelling “LOSER!” at their enemies.
All doors men lock open with this one key:
Well-behaved women don’t make history.
Women and experience
If you don't have it, then it doesn't count.
And when you do, it's not the right amount.
“We don’t despise you girls—we love you all
When you’re submissive as a blow-up doll.”
Reason, advice and brains are for the birds
When POTUS only has 300 words.
When speech is silenced till it learns to please,
Freedom will die like frogs—boiled by degrees.
NIXON: “Freedom’s a trust I won’t betray.”
MITCHELL: “Watch what we do, not what we say.”
How Trump Defines
If crime is blood, then skin is the stiletto.
If it has more than two blacks, it’s a ghetto.
What's easy: knowing I’m a work of art.
What's hard: not taking bad reviews to heart.
Affection’s pleasure and rejection’s pain—
That’s what comes of my heart being my brain
The rule of law’s been thrown under a bus.
What once was justice has become “Just us.”
When History is taught by subjugators,
Even the dead become collaborators.
In countries where the honest live in fear
The truth’s whatever tyrants want to hear.
When two hearts speak, love grows through compromise.
When one heart’s silent, then the other dies.
Abuse of power tempts till you’re okay with it:
It’s not abuse till you don’t get away with it.
Two Ideas Of Love
He calls it stunning hype, and makes her swill it.
She calls it emptiness, so he can fill it.
Two Ideas Of Love
She hates it when he helps—it undermines her.
He offers help because that hate defines her.
Those who think Islam is a vicious cancer
Swear that a Christian jihad is the answer.
A West Bank war would be the Right’s white weddin’.
Pro-Israel? No—just pro-Armageddon.
Pence wants one trade to cure our culture’s blights:
The Ten Commandments for The Bill of Rights.
The Right is too divine for genuflections—
Except to those with money and connections.
The kind of men who like their women quiet
Think that equality will cause a riot.
This truth is hard, and hardly ever spoken:
Hearts can’t forgive till after they’ve been broken.
Empathy’s great, but problematical:
If I were you, we’d both be miserable.
My Bloody Valentines 1
I know you’re superficial. I don’t care.
I love the underneath that isn’t there.
My Bloody Valentines 2
The only crimes hearts should be victims of
Are hope, and falling helplessly in love.
My Bloody Valentines 3
It’s subjugation that he finds appealing.
He wants the satisfaction—not the feeling.
My Bloody Valentines 4
It’s always lust when reason is excluded
And never love unless it’s half-deluded.
My Bloody Valentines 5
Love is like fruit—whether it’s cold or hot,
It always spoils from the softest spot.
My Bloody Valentines 6
Steer clear of playwrights who propose romance—
They want to get into your actor pants.
My Bloody Valentines 7
Because there’s selfishness behind my eyes,Loving me is a hand-job in disguise.
Copyright 2017 Matthew J Wells