Scotty Brown’s bday

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So many titles so many creations 

human

conceptual

literal

ideas

an incredible ripple 

in this beautiful 

complicated body of water 

we all share

Your effect on each you know 

feel love inspire 

is in and of its self 

a type of for ever in a reality of impermanence 

I love you 

beyond your being a part of me

You give rise and reason and understanding 

to each twist, shift & change 

that confronts me 

Today is a celebration of you

although 

I celebrate your being in my life everyday

happy birthday Scotty

Stop being afraid to get political.

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they put the fear in me

at least for a while

the fear is no longer enough 

to silence me

the 08 RNC 

deconstructed civil pathways

i will now go off road 

today the politicians say 

all can enter matrimony 

i say 

NO more systems of oppression 

NO more institutions 

NO more pain for being who you are

NO more death for just being 

NO to these systems 

of tyranny 

what if we all quit 

i ask

WHAT IF WE NO LONGER LISTENED.