Those Corporeal Blooded Beasts

This is for those corporeal blooded beasts

Carrying their consciousness

Like a badge

A scar

A curse

A revelation



Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Don’t Wear Your Damage As Blame

Don’t wear your damage

As blame

But as a life lived

Too close to the sun

Exhibit your pain like art

Let no two joys be the same

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

The Sum

Things I was right about


Things I wrong about about


How much in the end does it matter?

To that question I am numb

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Everyone Thinks

Everyone thinks

The other side stinks

That they feel entitled

To that not earned

Like Nero

We fiddle

Don’t move to the middle

Whilst we burn

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

State of the Internet 2014

Selfies flowing constantly

Into the internet stream

People reacting violently

To opinions they have seen

Upworthy nudging inspiringly

With carefully crafted memes

Cat pics generate spontaneously

That fill all the space in between

Set your phone down quietly

Before you want to scream

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Be Human


Lose ground


The end

Feel joy

It goes around

Without us

My friend

Be human

Do not fear

Feel love

Do not pretend

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014


Need Is The Driver

For the world to be off the rails

It would have to have had them

Need is the driver

There is no Lego playset

Just selection

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

The Kindness Engine

Kindness is the creation of clarity

Life is never empty of pain

Value empathy not insularity

The path to balance writ plain

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

She Who Is The Speaker Of Her Dreams

Speaker of Dreams

Dreams can die together

They are viral

Every intertwined

Dreams can grow forever

They are vital

Slow to unwind

She who is the speaker of her dreams

Should not be scorned

Embolden this world do not lessen

You have been warned

The dreams which you dismiss

The dreams which the crowd denies

Is that which in perpetuity is lost

And all that loss implies

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014