Integrity

 

 

System is brutal

Cunningly fruitful

With money supplied the rich

Which dehumanizes society

By rich getting richer

And more getting poorer

As we descend into horror

Money now god

 

Thus do we trod

With money sublime

To end of line

When system humanity decline

Our god now gone

A new chance for sanity

The end of hostility

And return of integrity

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            4/13/06

 

 

 

 


       No Hope America

 

 

America remains oppressive

With being not aggressive

Hegemonic global nation

Pretending to be location

For democracy

Deeply locked in slavery

While nations clearly see

Beyond U.S. bigotry

Concealed by money

Motivating religiosity

And lust for war

 

Eight centuries Brit imperialism

Ruled emergency nations

Until it declined

America was next in line

To define

Meaning of swine

 

How did this tragedy begin

And how and when

Will it end

Perhaps we can begin again

On higher ground

So stay around

When you can

For this will be a higher plan

Beyond democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            4/12/06

 

  


         Ashamed  

 

 

I am ashamed of America

 

The incredible built war machine

 

At expense of peace

 

With billions of people hungry

 

Poor sick without help

 

America continues to spend trillions

 

Without end on war

 

Currently destroying Iraq

 

But more attacks to come

 

While its economy declines

 

With all that means

 

I feel ashamed of America

 

There is no place to hide

 

From shame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            4/18/06

 

 


        Nothing Matters  

 

 

Does not matter whose face

 

We are up against a rock or no place

 

When we run a race

 

That has endless space

 

In this feckless universe

 

Without blessing without curse

 

Matters not which comes first

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            4/11/06

 


         Dumb America

 

 

Americans dumbed down

There is no turning around

They have no sense of common ground

Only rich powerful say

Is their way

Which means rich powerful society

Without love and piety

Just live and die for money

Structured for ruling class

Made rich by toiling mass

Now totally dependent on plutocracy

That they believe democracy

The greatest human tragedy

Throughout history

 

Mass of people locked in place

Until they reach another place

Beyond this one they embrace

So we must bide our time

And wait to climb

On higher ground

So stay around

If you can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            3/22/06

 


History Is the Moment

 

 

 

I have seen gutter

 

Gut people

 

In a semicircle

 

Hugging laughing talking

 

Camera picture taking

 

When suddenly ugliness

 

Appears in face

 

Symbolizing harder place

 

Lurking in every face

 

Entrapped within city space

 

Past now in this moment

 

Of unrestrained playful chatter

 

Eyes still matter

 

 

Since we have not transcended fear

 

It is always near

 

Even when we laugh play

 

History stands in place

 

For entire human race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            4/2/06

 

       No Short Cut

 

 

 

There is no place to hide

 

We must let system slide

 

Through historical tide

 

To a place of change

 

Beyond present conceptual range

 

Transcending thought

 

Of land power money

 

Indeed beyond all history

 

 

No short cut here

 

As we rid ourselves of fear

 

The time is near

 

So let us prepare

 

For no more war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            3/6/06

 


          Separation?

 

 

 

The question integration

Or separation

In current supremist nation

Requires both affirmation

For Blacks in America

Similar to other folk

Who work and joke

Like Jews and Christians

Irish Italians Germans Indians

Same with Puerto Ricans

They separate and integrate

In what is called melting pot

And Afro Americans have sought a spot

Within this unfolding pot

For a real Democracy

 

What remains at stake

Should Black folk separate

Within this Nation

Could it be a higher station

Or total degradation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                             3/5/06

 

 

 

 


        White Face

 

 

White face empty

With blind stare

Peering nowhere

Like mechanized brain

Prearranged inflicting pain

On forms of life

Naturally seeking joy

Without strife

Avoiding European race

Nourished by mechanized face

Primed for war

 

This face is high tech

In fact technology

Here is no humanity

Only war insanity

Stealing from darkened skinned family

Who laugh joke and plan

Until they understand

Intruding white faced greed

Stealing land

Enslaving folk

Understanding this no joke

 

Non whites are alright

Until they must fight

This mechanized white

Until humanity reappears

With laughter and tears

Now gone their faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                Jim Haughton

                                                                    2/13/06

 

 

 

 

 


 

        A Laughing Face

 

 

 

System stalls

Like hiding behind

Historic walls

Then it falls

No longer hearing calls

For human grace

Laws of change now in place

Transformation for this Race

After millennia of disgrace

A laughing face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            12/7/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


            Turning 76

 

 

 

Words used are desuetude

Not simply another mood

This world has changed

In my life time

Where mansions are sublime

And poets without rhyme

While we are incarcerated

By high tech waste land

Waiting to be deported

Back to Mother Africa

The people gone.

 

 

So now I am 76

Ready for another trick

Against my love

While high above

This concrete wasteland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Jim Haughton

                                                                            10/8/05

 

 


Negation Of Black Inequalization                                                                                                      

 

 

 

Four hundred years inequality

Have all but destroyed black solidarity

And now entrenched disparity

Between rich and poor

With poor antagonistic more

By American culture

That divide and conquer

Not only Black and white

But Blacks divided in this fight

Against oppression

As this nation ignores depression

Can there be negation

Of Black inequalization

 

 

Ever intense negativity

Internalized within our body

Awaits negation of negation

The law governing liberation

Of Blacks and whites and this nation

Moving a higher station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

    11/23/05

 

 


Empty We Do Not Know

 

 

 

Entrapped in bondage

That makes us dumb

Our hearts and minds taken

Hence all of life forsaken

By dehumanizing process

So we can make no progress

In who and what nature made

For love

Not below but high above

Emptiness of class society

That keeps us dumb

Continuously numb

So we do not know

How pedals flow

As we come and go

Unconscious of eternal flow

Of Destiny’s laughter.

 

 

Does it matter

We eat and get fatter

Not knowing love

Abounds above this battlefield?

 

 

Can we extend beyond money

Taste spiritual honey

And think of love?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     10/24/05

 

 

 

 


   The Kook Kook Train

 

 

 

Be wary of kook kook train

 

Can carry you insane

 

Without feeling pain

 

As it rumbles and tumbles

 

On hard steel tracks

 

Carrying Black hacks

 

Swiftly moving in dead night

 

Darkness illuminating streaks of light

 

By watching kook kook train

 

The Black insane

 

In quiet pain

 

Still traveling on kook kook train.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     11/27/05

 


 

         For Sanity

 

 

 

The System is rotten

 

When humanity forgotten

 

While corporate rich

 

Maintain workers in ditch

 

Waiting for recession

 

Expanding to depression

 

The people incapacitated

 

Culturally sedated

 

So much for democracy

 

Along with hypocrisy

 

A critical turn for humanity

 

Compelled to search for sanity

 

By control of economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     11/12/05

 

 


The Question

 

 

What can you do

 

When your life is through

 

And you do not know

 

Who are you?

 

Did I fall from The Blue

 

Or emerged from human stew?

 

What about you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     10/16/05

 


      

   The Moment

 

 

The moment gone

 

Into eternity

 

And there nothing alone

 

Except quiet roaring Space

 

Where we see Divinity’s face

 

Far blacker than white

 

Not withstanding distortions of hate

 

That dissipate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     4/29/04

 


      

 

 

Everybody alive will be dead

 

Before System moves ahead

 

So do what we can

 

It does not matter what we plan

 

The Laws are fixed

 

Not made by man

 

Systemic contradictions resolved by law

 

Opening this historic door

 

 

 

There is no time

 

Except the moment

 

But one component

 

Of universal timelessness

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     5/8/04

  


    

 Beyond Language

 

 

 

Beyond time dated

 

Planet Earth originated

 

In the endless Universe

 

There attached a curse

 

Not so much in space

 

But in human race

 

 

We can symbolize

 

Yet cannot  realize

 

A Universe transcending language

 

“Where silence means more than words”

 

Like flocks of flying birds

 

Soaring high in herds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     8/14/05

 


 

         Equality

 

 

 

Now America is ugly

 

A living symbolic swastika

 

Burying pretensions of democracy

 

As it prepares for war

 

Transforming what went before

 

This nation turning poor

 

 

 

All systems come and go

 

This will not be slow

 

Perhaps a fascist overthrow

 

Then democracy can grow

 

America cast in humanistic glow

 

Our leaders from below

 

 

 

And Black workers can now shout

 

Equality is what we are about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     8/21/04

 


Unending Trivia

 

 

 

Unending Trivia

 

Keep people stupid

 

Since we live die in System

 

Not unending blather

 

Talk that does not matter

 

Keep us dumb and fatter

 

So we talk and write

 

As if in flight

 

From systemic sight

 

Day in all night

 

Until we die

 

We did not try

 

To understand why

 

We lived a lie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     Jim Haughton

                                  8/22/05

 

 

 

 


      Vivaldi And Sadness

 

 

 

We were all sad

 

Yet unable to express sadness

 

So we shouted and laughed

 

Afraid to acknowledge enslavement

 

In which we are entrapped

 

 

 

So thank you Vivaldi

 

For allowing us to cry

 

Before we die

 

Negation of The Lie

 

As time passes by

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

                                                     Jim Haughton

                                  9/11/05

 

 

 


      God On Earth

 

 

 

When God put Black People

 

In place

 

He/She knew it would

 

Challenge the race

 

That has no face

 

In time or space

 

Not as eternal case

 

But as timeless chase

 

On Earth

 

When God gave birth

 

To hell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     7/29/05

 


       History Is Money

 

 

America began with slavery

 

Embraced by money

 

Now everybody enslaved

 

Rich and poor by money

 

This is no comedy

 

But Tragedy

 

And it happened rapidly

 

But soon finally

 

We shall all be free

 

 

Strange to see

 

How history

 

Can set us free

 

By distribution of money

 

With equal share for everybody

 

Including corporate bourgeoisie

 

Replaced by workers democracy

 

Women men black white

 

Unite for monetary equality

 

 

When everyone has fair share

 

Money will disappear

 

The Great Integrity will reappear

Jim Haughton

     7/23/05

       

         History Is Money

 

 

 

America began with slavery

Embraced by money

Now everybody enslaved

Rich and poor by money

This is no comedy

But Tragedy

And it happened rapidly

But soon finally

We shall all be free

 

 

Strange to see

How history

Can set us free

By distribution of money

With equal share for everybody

Including corporate bourgeoisie

Replaced by workers democracy

Women men black white

Unite for monetary equality

 

 

When everyone has fair share

Money will disappear

The Great Integrity will reappear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     7/23/05

 


 

     Insanity

 

 

What a disgrace

 

To live in a place

 

Where Black race

 

Has no face

 

When white ruling class

 

Continue to pass

 

As symbol of power

 

For all humanity

 

Entrapped by insanity

 

Waiting…

 

 


Unending Trivia

 

 

 

Unending Trivia

 

Keep people stupid

 

Since we live die in System

 

Not unending blather

 

Talk that does not matter

 

Keep us dumb and fatter

 

So we talk and write

 

As if in flight

 

From systemic sight

 

Day in all night

 

Until we die

 

We did not try

 

To understand why

 

We lived a lie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     Jim Haughton

                                  8/22/05

 

 

 

 


      Vivaldi And Sadness

 

 

 

We were all sad

 

Yet unable to express sadness

 

So we shouted and laughed

 

Afraid to acknowledge enslavement

 

In which we are entrapped

 

 

 

So thank you Vivaldi

 

For allowing us to cry

 

Before we die

 

Negation of The Lie

 

As time passes by

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

                                                     Jim Haughton

                                  9/11/05

 

 

 


        God On Earth

 

 

 

When God put Black People

 

In place

 

He/She knew it would

 

Challenge the race

 

That has no face

 

In time or space

 

Not as eternal case

 

But as timeless chase

 

On Earth

 

When God gave birth

 

To hell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     7/29/05

 


       History Is Money

 

 

America began with slavery

 

Embraced by money

 

Now everybody enslaved

 

Rich and poor by money

 

This is no comedy

 

But Tragedy

 

And it happened rapidly

 

But soon finally

 

We shall all be free

 

 

Strange to see

 

How history

 

Can set us free

 

By distribution of money

 

With equal share for everybody

 

Including corporate bourgeoisie

 

Replaced by workers democracy

 

Women men black white

 

Unite for monetary equality

 

 

When everyone has fair share

 

Money will disappear

 

The Great Integrity will reappear

Jim Haughton

     7/23/05

       


 

     Insanity

 

 

What a disgrace

 

To live in a place

 

Where Black race

 

Has no face

 

When white ruling class

 

Continue to pass

 

As symbol of power

 

For all humanity

 

Entrapped by insanity

 

Waiting…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Haughton

     7/10/05