A Prayer for those Who Suffer

A prayer for those
who suffer

Lost on our streets

Lost to themselves,

A prayer for the stricken
and aggrieved

For the young in fear
of the future

For the old in dread
of the past

For victims silenced
by shame

For the angry whose
hearts are broken

For those who suffer most,

This is a prayer for you.

(c) Rob Goldstein 09/21/2016-2018

 



 This was first posted September 2016 as ‘A Prayer for Those who Grieve.’
I’ve revised the poem.

Save

Save

Jazz Age Wednesdays ― Hullaba Lulu 8

From Teagan’s Books

Teagan's Books

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Welcome back to Jazz Age Wednesdays.  Today’s episode of Hullaba Lulu brings us to Chapter 8 of the series.  Rob Goldstein  is back with more gorgeous images and videos (Click herefor the entire collection of videos.)  

A glimpse into my writing process 

Even though this is a diesel-punk fantasy, I try to add some real world tidbits for you.  Lulu seems to like to dance.  Early on she did a bit of the Camel Walk.  This time she’s doing an American dance which was born in Harlem, New York City in 1928 — the Lindy Hop.

This chapter has a bonus fourth thing.  I really try to stay true to the three things as they are sent. “Pittura Metafisica” was supposed to be one of the Chapter 7 things (last week), not “Bubblegum.” However, the scene I imagined for that artsy term…

View original post 2,009 more words

#Poetry – two tanka poems

from Robbie’s inspiration

Robbie's inspiration

I was planning to post these yesterday for Wordy Wednesday but, unfortunately, I got bogged down in WWII recipes and didn’t manage to get the post done. My thanks to Wayne from Tofino photography for the use of his photographs. You can see more of Wayne’s magnificent photography here: https://tofinophotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/sunset-stretch-5/

Here are my thoughts for this week in tanka form:

A reaction to deathGood fortune

Have a great evening.

Robbie

View original post

She’s a Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine

Hi folks!

I’ve had a busy week.

Two old friends from the 70’s and 80’s, men I thought had died,
came back into my life this week.

I have not seen either of them in over 20 years.

One of is a successful artist in Vancouver and the other
teaches writing here in San Francisco.

I’m also helping another friend prepare for a surgery, which means
going with her to pre-op appointments and caregiver classes, and
helping her to find a qualified person to aid her after the surgery.

My friend’s surgery is next Friday and my old friend who lives in
Vancouver arrives in San Francisco a few days later.

I did make time this week to work on the illustrations and a video
for Chapter 8 of Hullaba Lulu on Teagan’s Books.

I had fun making the video. I hope you like it too.

Rob

I used to call her pet names

Tell her she was divine

A staging of the Cotton Club of the 1920's with avatars doing the Lindy on the street
Doing the Lindy

But she turned out to be a

girlfriend

A staging of the Cotton Club of the 1920's with avatars posing in front of the club
That Lulu is a bearcat!

of a boyfriend

of mine

Virtual reality staging of a woman on a Ferris wheel with the robot from metropolis in the foreground
A Girlfriend of a Boyfriend of Mine