Monday, March 6, 2017

A Subject of Note



My accomplished murmurs complain of ecstasy 
taken to where, 
despite naive admiration of this bright phenomenon, 
cynicism would lead me to question them.
My little path of music answers 
with distinguished, but suggestive refuge 
that no traitor's lips would recognize 
hidden amongst other unconscious doubts.

Asheville
Billy Radd

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dancing Windows


Humans live on the cusp 

where order and chaos collide.

We look at both in the same moment 

choosing which one to see.

But, this duality is merely illusion.

Reality reveals itself to us as it is;

without prejudice,

holding back nothing,

dancing naked, without shame.

Billy Radd
Asheville

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Above the Noise


Above the Noise

Above the noise, below the toys
I see beyond horizons
Inside my head, the background's red
I try to keep the lights on

While purple haze goes on for days
the rhyme's the first to go
I watch TV and drink green tea
to await the best-of-show

The talk of war outside my door
will never cause me harm
but feed the poor and you're a whore
Forget you bought the farm

I've always seen the world between
a rock and the place of hard
Rewind to the start, refuse to lose heart,
and rely on the mind of the bard

Billy Radd
Asheville

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy




There certainly is a vast right-wing conspiracy. 

Its roots are in American Evangelical Churches 
in league with the military-industrial complex and white, wealthy men. 

Its wealth rules the game of politics and is their main tool 
used to manipulate Big Lies 
like swords against common men and women.