Strange Beasts

  STRANGE BEASTS We no longer Dwell in forests The woods or Hunt, ponder About nature Instead We walk through Graveyards On sunny days Admiring the Headstones Of those Who once did Or watch Movies At the mall Gather Our food At Trader Joe’s Drink purified Water from Plastic containers And still Allow morons ToContinue reading “Strange Beasts”

Judge not, that ye be not judged

“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Matthew 7:1 One of the most insidious ways the ego strengthens itself is in criticizing others. Whether it be their appearance, their beliefs, their politics, or any other criticism we level at others – whether out loud or just in our own minds – what we are trulyContinue reading “Judge not, that ye be not judged”

Nick Tosches

And, of course, that is what all of this is – all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile orContinue reading “Nick Tosches”

It’s Official. Poets & Writers

It’s Official. After many years of publishing, writing and creating groups and poetry spoken-word events such as Albany Poets, Vox, The School of Night, The Albany WordFest, The Troy Poetry Mission and many others I’ve finally been honored with my listing in Poets & Writers. Thank you. Poets & Writers R.M. Engelhardt #rmengelhardt #albanypoets #poetsandwritersContinue reading “It’s Official. Poets & Writers”

FINDING RELIGION

FINDING RELIGION On the bus Coming home From work I’m on my phone Looking for a WiFi signal None available No connection Then Suddenly I Find “GOD” But his connection Is weak and I’m not allowed To use or sign on To his network Which upsets Me just a little bit But I don’t thinkContinue reading “FINDING RELIGION”