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WRITINGS

- Poems, prose and travelogues with social commentary -

 

We Can’t Legislate Love

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 14, 2018 1. What comes after next week Once decency is stripped away Will favors with a guitar While offering drinks in a bar Put sexual harrassment at bay Will a man be allowed to smile At a woman on the street Or will a compliment become taboo As…

I’m Not a Robot

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, November 9, 2017 You Millennial, need constant approval As you’re so insecure with labels And your iPhone is with you constantly But you’re too afraid to speak into it You Millennial, make everything into an acronym While you average around 98 texts a day But you act without passion As…

Playing with Fire

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, October 12, 2017 Things did not end pretty After he played with fire The man from the great city Caused us to go haywire First it was shock without the awe The missiles launched in November After talking about the rule of law And the killing of a public defender…

Music’s Resolve

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, August 10, 2017 Along the Darwinian road to harmonious probability, I encountered sterile white walls with padlocked protected doors. The silver elevator with mirrors reflected my temperament, while awaiting the rush of warm, stale air on the non air-conditioned seventh floor. The first time I experienced the seventh floor of…

Bubble Beings

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, June 14, 2017 The bird watchers sitting in Abingdon Square Park Knew not of the spectators donned in their royal colors Praying for their hockey team to win 400 miles away Because their prayers went to the French bakery Just up the street along 8th Avenue in New York City…

Dystopical

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, May 9, 2017 Until alternative facts were no longer considered lies News anchors remained a side like home fries Waitresses were replaced by metal machines Along with bartenders & hostesses by artificial means After the great global war decimated society A new world organization instilled a newfound propriety Surveillance by…

The Bearded Trinity

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, April 12, 2017 The Bearded Trinity were we, off on a roadtrip to Philly. Behind my back, the one called the Bearded Motormouth provided ample dialogue at high decibels. Beside me at the wheel sat the Bearded Motorist racing down the turnpike. And then there was I, the Bearded Neurotic,…

The Folly of Hollywood Beach

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, March 8, 2017 As I cruised along the boardwalk, I knew that the bicycle was not meant for me. Standing up on the wheels while pedaling was not ideal for my knees or sanity. Yet, here I was amongst a circus of tourists and beach bums. I was on my…

War with the World

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, February 8, 2017 His signature resembles a seismograph It’s jagged and cruel as the tremors on a Richter scale These are the tremors of the bombs falling on earth As once friendly nations are plunged into world war In America, the masses are animals in a national farm The sheeple…

Dumbfounded

Written by Jonathan Aryeh Wayne, January 10, 2017 Clouds full of toxic synthetic fragrances blocked my view In a ballroom, with loud voices blaring from monitors The sound man stood tone deaf behind the controls As the shrill voices yelled into the microphones And nerves deadened for every second that passed A male belly dancer…