Category Archives: 2013: Poems From a Turbulent Year

Poems written every single day of 2013

12-24-13: “SMOKE ON THE WIND (It’s 4:20 Somewhere)” (© KPKeelan)

. Good God, would you look at that? It’s a Cannabis Nation!   My generation lit the pilot light- we saw it coming. What would you expect? Some of us survived the turbulent era and lived to grow up. Now- … Continue reading

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12-31-13: “I MAKE MY STAND (My Adult Manifesto)” (© KPKeelan)

life is short.  time flies by.  there goes 2014- and here is the final poem in the series: no. 365 of 365. I do hope you’ve enjoyed the journey, and will stick with me into that Great Unknown: the Future. … Continue reading

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12-30-13: “THE RIVER OF TIME AND THE OCEAN OF POSSIBILITY” (© KPKeelan)

. Everything flows downhill like snowmelt to the sea.   From the potential to the actual, from idea to aftermath, from conception to decay- we experience our lives as one-way streets. Organic debris floating on a River of Time that … Continue reading

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12-29-13: “MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE LOYAL FEW” (© KPKeelan)

. What a hellish year! / So much loving support!   I know. I’ve been a poop this year. Couldn’t help it. These days, it’s who I am. The times seem to call for it. Gotta be as true to … Continue reading

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12-28-13: “INFLUENCE” (© KPKeelan)

. It’s always been hard for me to accept how little actual influence I have on the world around me. A man is just a man. The world needs Titans. We scatter like timid dwarves when we should be standing … Continue reading

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12-27-13: “1980 to 2013” (© KPKeelan)

. Something happens to you as you get older. Sure, you calm down, mellow out, learn to chill. The intensity of the raging world fades. Life loses some luster. You get used to it, in all its chaotic craziness! So … Continue reading

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12-26-13: “KELLY FORESAW THE CHICKENS” (© KPKeelan)

. Kelly told me about the chickens.   I was very young at the time- I’m not sure I believed her. But Kelly saw something most of us did not. The consequences of our own actions were more than just … Continue reading

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