Chews Wisely Poetry

Chews Wisely Signature
JLY aka Chews Wisely, L.A. Poet
 
***
08/10/2015
XENOPHOBIA

people
do
strange
things
when
confronted
with
ambiguity
it’s
ok
to
not
immediately

understand
wait.
listen.
have faith.

***
A journey
that started with a quote,
lead to an article,
that lead to a book,
that lead to a complete awakening in me.

***
18/01/2016
Oh we can be heroes…
…just for one day

***
13/02/2016
you know
it’s
only natural
once in
awhile

***
12/02/2016
140 OR MORE: CHARACTER

will
they
remember
you
for
your
tweets
?
ALSO:
go
do
…things

***
12/02/2016
some
amazing
…things
require
a
little
more
character
(s)

***
17/02/2016
Isn’t
it
funny;
the
bullies
scatter
like
pigeons
when
their
ruse
is
…EXPOSED.

***
18/02/2016
if you want to get a conversation started
in America
raise a false flag
in a red state
in a blue state
raise a false flag
in America
if you want to get a conversation started

***
18/02/2016
BANDWAGONS

Remember
that
time
everybody
dumped
buckets
of
ice water
over
their
heads
because
everybody
else
did?

***
21/02/2016
BLACK LEATHER POET

maker
faker
baker
king
queen
and
jester
joker’s
ring
barker:
broker
sailor:
free
banker:
darker
danker
see?
farmer
dealer
junkie
brain
blanker
starving
flunkie
pain
royal
loyal
bitter
joy
swiftly
growing
Jersey
Boy

***
a photograph never goes away
 

 
***
26/10/2015
TO PARAPHRASE ALAN WATTS:

Once
there
was an
old woman
in
an
asylum
who
claimed
she
was
God.
When
asked
how
she
created
the world
in
only
six days

she
calmly
replied:
“I
never
talk
shop.”

***
27/10/2015
If you think a message applies to you, then mustn’t it?

***
30/10/2015
Learning can be complicated. Do it anyway. Students make mistakes.

***
30/10/2015
Note to self: be careful when learning a new language that you don’t inadvertently become a messenger pigeon.

***
22/11/2015
SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES

I was
rushing
to a meeting
in Washington, D.C.
I got to a certain
block
and a
homeless man
was walking
with a little difficulty
ahead of me
I passed him
on his left
as he reached for
a used coffee cup
sitting
atop
one of those
newspaper
stands
while
an
African-
American
student
walked toward us:
“Good morning,
Mr. Thomas,”
she
said to the
homeless man,
“have you had
breakfast
today?”
A
student
on the
campus
of
George Washington
University
sees

***
07/12/2015
REMEMBER

I
will
always
(everything)

***
13/12/2015
May
I
make
a
suggestion:
Chews Wisely.

***
16/12/2015
(AND SOME OF THEM CAN)

if dogs could talk
woof
woof
woof
woof
could
mean
I’m
so
over
chewing
the
same
old
bone
over
and
over
and
over
and
over
every
single
day
of
my

precious

short
little
life.
Dogs
can
fit
a
lot
of
meaning
into
a
very
few
barks.

 

 
***
26/09/2015
ANCHOR BABY

today
at the temple
near my
home
in California
I stood
waiting
in line
at the
dining hall
behind
two
Chinese
immigrants
holding their
2-year-old
grandson
he wore
a tiny
shirt
of
BROAD
STRIPES
and
BRIGHT
STARS.
later
as I watched
the
reverent
elderly
couple
gently feeding
with
gleaming
aluminum
chopsticks
their
young
fidgeting
JOY
I fantasized:
this
NEW AMERICAN
would
one day
ably
steer
our
Great
National
Ship
through
perilous waters
to
glorious victory
nobly
and
selflessly
protecting
even those
oblivious
drooling
drunken
xenophobes
rolling around
in their own
vomit
BELOW DECK.

***
27/09/2015
Count to Ten

when
you’re
feeling
gall
umbrage
when
you
can
hardly
believe
your
fantasy
of
superiority
is being
challenged
when you
get really
angry
that some
“poet”
dares
call
your
superiority
a
fantasy
you
may
be
experiencing
what is
known
in some
circles
as
delusions of grandeur
in
others:
nascent
LEADERSHIP
take a deep breath:
it’s
okay
humanity
requires
a few
bold
“nobodies”
who will
stick
their
noses
out
don’t
worry:
no one’s
going to
take
your
father’s
golden boys
off the
mantle

oh no, where’d it go?

***
ambiguity.
it’s ok to not.
immediately understand.
wait. listen.
have faith.

***
14/02/2016
AMATEUR BOXING

No
one
ever
questioned
amateur wrestling
on
TV
no
one
should
question
amateur philosophy
on
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