Poems

Poems don’t need to rhyme, but write about what you know.

January 1, 2020 5:30 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Poems

Dear Readers,

Today I am publishing 64 poems in a book called Running on Fumes. It will be available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.com's website soon.

I have started writing more poems and I will publish them in my next poetry book. The newest ones are at the bottom. It has no title yet, but it should have 50-75 poems and be published around April 1.

Happy New Year and good luck in 2020.

Sincerely,
Jason

January 1, 2020 5:30 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Stay Up

I can’t tell if you’re just being irresponsible
or maybe you’re pursuing liberal Utopia,
but it doesn’t look good to me now...

You know I love you,
but I am not a party to that anymore
and in this wild world I can’t see it go down again

You’re so far away,
I don’t know what to say,
but everything matters and
you can make somebody like me
disappointed n depressed for a while

There are so many battles to fight and
so many people pay lip service to the truth,
but some things become easier to transcend and
some things get harder cuz repetition wears you down

I’ll just never be impressed with young people in old people’s ways,
so primitive, sideways, backwards, unoriginal and wrong......

It’s bad enough that the worst aspects
of American culture have been proliferated
and spread around the world like a deadly virus,
but we don’t have to be the way we were last century

The best ways must be ahead......

January 3, 2020 9:50 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Like the Weather

Today
I was in a sun shower
and a moon shower in Maui
and both of them were beautiful......

Puddles
eventually formed everywhere
because a moist storm is coming through
and I had to walk around them in my sandals......

It was wet most of the day,
but fortunately I didn’t get drenched
or have to wait it out somewhere forever......

Tomorrow
I’ll take more pictures for my books
that’ll be dropping on April Fool’s Day 2020,
one’s on garbage and one’s on reflections in puddles
and pictures that shadows make on the ground and elsewhere

January 4, 2020 12:25 PM HST - Posted by Jason

ILL

I think your only prayer
is that people don’t accurately judge you......

All I smell’s pollution when I see you,
how do you expect me to react?
That’s what I know you by
cuz that’s your thing!

I think you want people to lie
and act like you do not produce a stench
that’s gross and collectively destroying life on Earth,
but I can’t do that as somebody that’s trying hard to capture
the way that things actually are, so I can write accurately about them

It’s bad though and it’s not good,
somebody should care enough to change,
but they lied to your parents and they tricked you,
what can anybody do about an indoctrinated, lying legacy?

January 5, 2020 4:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Night Shift

Staying up all night feels good for a change
because a routine quickly seems
like a rut to me......

I think I draw inspiration
from the day and the night,
but I have to fight to enjoy it
because stuff gets in the way

Nighttime is peaceful n beautiful
as a bright, 3/4 moon hangs with me
like an eye in the sky looking at Kahului

Music and coffee are helping me
stay awake and fly through the night
because nothing’s open for three hours
although it may not be a problem tonight...

January 5, 2020 8:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Well Done

If you’ve ever worn an outfit around me
that showed off your rock hard body
and revealed your hard work,
I wanna say well done!

Lots of things discourage me and get under my skin,
but an inspiring physique is encouraging
as I try to better myself daily

Keep up the good work
cuz maintenance can be as hard as getting there
even though I know some of you were just born this way......

Well done!

January 6, 2020 1:06 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Shine On

As I reflect on the 500 stories that I wrote in A Brand New World,
I am happy the series is over for now even though
I’ve written six more story ideas......

I still watch and read news online,
I see the direction they want people to take
as I walk by CNN playing on a high TV at my gym,
but I don’t “like” YouTube videos now cuz Google sucks

I’ll publish at least two more books in the series,
they probably won’t include any new stories,
but it’ll be fun to include some goodies
in A Brand New World: “10 Books”?
for fans that want a deeper cut,
you know, a look inside......

2020 could be a wild year with changes, upheaval and unrest
not only like it has been in some areas around the world,
but possibly even in the United States of America,
so much is happening everywhere so quickly,
bad leaders make it easy to hate others
even if it says more about them......

January 6, 2020 1:11 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Using My Reserves

Today I am fasting and
it feels like I am using the reserve fuel
that I’ve been keeping around my whole body just in case
there’s a famine or something bad happens and I need to use it for a while

Well, it’s going away,
so I am getting used to it and
sadly I don’t know how much I’ll benefit
if I consider everything cuz it comes with issues

Dressing warmer means more clothes to wash which is a hassle and costs more money,
I will need to wear layers of clothes to stay warm when I get leaner,
but I have done it before and I can do it again,
I just need to continue......

Ketosis is a real exciting process,
but the body likes using its own fat for fuel
cuz it keeps using mine and giving me lots of energy

One bonus is burning fat instead of buying food saves money,
but I definitely do not want fat wrapped around my vital organs or
a knee or hip replacement cuz old knees n hips sometimes wear out

January 7, 2020 1:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Fuck Off

You are not fooling me
because I know people like you
and I am ready for ewe to surprise me,
but I doubt you will cuz you’re going downhill

I’ve seen fat people get fatter
and now I know that every non-athlete
will probably be overweight in a few days......

You might fool yourself,
but you will never fool me again
because I see the folly in your ways
and I hate your gods because they destroy
and I don’t care if you say you’re a girl or a boy

You are wasting space and time
and sure, Maui has no dating scene,
so you just loiter and stare at a computer,
but I can’t forget everything I know about you
and your diet n lifestyle are so disgusting to me,
I want nothing to do with any of ewe and you’ll see

January 7, 2020 6:24 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Ewe Mother

I planned to leave Maui at year’s end,
but I decided to stay a little longer,
I ain’t running from anything
and you ain’t pure yet,
so here I am......
mother

I want you to see me transcend
and lose more fat as I get stronger
and hit my stride before I go to Kauai
cuz you need more help than you know

I am writing the truth just like I did before,
but I am also taking lots of pictures
and I’ll publish picture books
in mid-2020......

Maybe I will be gone by April Fool’s Day
or maybe something will change my mind again,
but it’s my pleasure to be here while the bombs drop
because I have plenty of bombs to drop on my own now
and unregenerate wannabes that plague us are going down

I like walking,
but you like driving
and looking like a fat ass

I like riding my bike,
but you drive to Starbucks
like an incompetent dumb ass

I like calling you what ewe are
because when I go away for good
I can always hold my head very high,
not only did I avoid polluting in Hawaii,
but I was honest about addicts’ pollution

So get ready to hear the truth
like you have never heard it before
cuz I can tell that nobody wants to repent
and I see how everybody thinks they are right
and it’s the biggest and most disgusting shit show
that I’ve ever seen or will see in my entire fucking life

Maybe pollution wouldn’t look so disgusting
if it wasn’t carelessly strewn across the most beautiful state
which is probably one of the most amazing places in the whole world too

January 8, 2020 7:40 AM HST - Posted by Jason

You're Not Great

Today I am fasting again,
removing myself from the eaters
and focusing on water and ketosis now

President Trump is weak and foolish
or he would call the country to a collective fast
because people need to focus and control their own life

Throughout Earth’s history
leaders have called their nation to fast,
but Donald Trump will never tell America to fast
because he can’t and won’t and it would hurt the economy

America’s leadership wants riches
and they want to control the poor and vulnerable,
being holy and keeping the planet clean are all but forgotten

Would it matter if the church declared a corporate fast?
Would Christians finally learn how to repent?
They are hopelessly stuck in their ways
and nobody’s worse than the man
that thinks he’s great
when he’s not

January 8, 2020 7:00 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Royal We

Some people
are unstoppable
like a force of nature
and people better look out
because they are going to win,
create and make something great

Everybody knows who they cannot stop
and they get the hell outta the way
because resistance is futile,
the only other option
is redirection

Sirens wail,
they call your name,
but roofs made everything static
and things aren’t actually that way at all

January 11, 2020 8:38 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Always Interrupted

“Which dream should I pursue next?”
I think as I sit under an umbrella in the rain
across the street from a beautiful lady in black...

Two chickens recognize me in a black metal chair,
but I only see one of them at first and Gimpy’s talking n talking
like nothing I’ve ever heard before and I see the black scab fell off her leg
cuz the wound was almost done healing and she was barely even limping anymore

I look at the ground on my right side
and see the other bird that I named Lou
after “Looky Lou” cuz he always stares at me
and Lou Alcindor cuz he boxes out the other birds

When I fed them organic sunflower seeds,
Lou was the most dominant rooster
and wouldn’t let me feed Gimpy
unless he ate first or too,
cock-a-doodle-do,
so I fed them
together

Today Lou didn’t chase away Gimpy
(I may have to rename her soon),
but he joined in the feast
like a civilized beast
and ate normally
with her...

January 13, 2020 9:09 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Waving and Cheering Again

What if I say,
“I miss your beautiful eyes and smile”
and that’s why I’m returning to Instagram now!?

If I return it won’t be far off......

I look at some users
and I see all kinds of asses,
but others are quite entertaining
and they are even artsy sometimes

Iron
sharpening iron,
that is what I miss
cuz that is what it was,
wielding my spiritual gifts,
exhortation and encouragement,
to edify and reciprocate over and over

January 13, 2020 9:35 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Distribution

Somebody asked me about the distribution of my books
and I said, “I don’t care” cuz they’re on Amazon,
but I should’ve said they’re being purchased
at Amazon.com stores worldwide
and discussed promotion

January 14, 2020 7:50 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Losers

I awoke before sunrise,
but before I could walk very far
a car’s light pollution was in my eyes
and I deemed them the day’s first loser......

Drivers break the speed law
and I call them losers too
because it’s fitting......

As I walked to the cafe
vehicles were idling everywhere
and stinking up the clean morning air,
making me angry like they always do daily

Nobody cares about things that matter
even in the most beautiful places,
but they justify themselves
and say they’re justified
by a cosmic being,
but they aren’t

Workers with loud, stinky tools should be ashamed
and I exhorted them to use electric tools,
so they could be quiet and clean,
but the workers acted
like they're dumb
cuz they are
sheeple

Today I am fasting
and my stomach feels empty,
but I have to see people eating crap
that destroys them and the planet that I live on
and it’s pathetic because they are just blind and dumb
and they’re dragging everybody down with them into the abyss

No God
would ever want
anything to do with them
and if there’s a kingdom of heaven,
then these fools better not rely on a Bible deal
cuz they’re disgusting and I don’t think God plays games

I imagine they’ll shovel shit for eternity
in the kingdom of heaven
or go to hell

January 14, 2020 9:03 AM HST - Posted by Jason

More Losers

I left the weird cafe on foot
and as I walked past businesses
a moron in a truck rolled through a stop
and stunk on me like a belligerent motherfucker,
so I judged him appropriately at a volume he could hear

Disgusting vehicles burned gas while I walked on the side of the road,
one big vehicle had engine trouble and smelled like death
and it made all the other vehicles pass,
so they could drive more slowly,
but it still smelled for miles

When I took a shortcut through a parking lot
I noticed people sleeping in vehicles
and more maintenance workers
with loud, stinky machines

I wanted to use the WiFi at McDonalds,
so I entered the store and sat down,
but everybody was overweight
and looked pretty unhealthy,
so I fought depression
and discouragement
with indignation
per usual

Does anyone own a fucking mirror?
When did gross folks stop judging themselves?
What makes them think they can keep up this horrible ruse?

I’m done and I washed my hands of it,
but that doesn’t stop the world from doing it,
they will be as moral as their pastors and peers
which means they probably will not be moral at all

January 14, 2020 9:40 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Where Do You Place the Blame?

Blame the government
because it makes you a bastard,
I don’t accept their horrible options anymore,
but since you do and you choose from them you lose......

I don’t make the rules, I just call it like I see it
by using my senses and the most important ingredient: honesty

Lies used to work fine
when there weren’t billions of burners,
maybe nobody would have ever exposed them
if it were not for the Internet and for people just like me,
but I am not buying their ways because I know better and I see

January 15, 2020 4:40 PM HST - Posted by Jason

No Malarkey

I have refused receipts for months
and I am not looking back
I don’t need them
anyway

Costco went ape as I tried to go
without taking their receipt
and they sent me
back to get it

Walmart freaked out too
cuz they check them at the door......

To avoid causing a big commotion
I’ve been taking essential ones
in an alcohol wipe wrapper

I tell the person at Costco’s door
to keep it cuz I don’t need it
to return things anyway,
I am in their club,
so they have
records

Hawaiian Moons brags about their receipts being safe,
but I already knew the others were unsafe......

Mysteries
can be exciting
and that is how it feels
when I don’t know my balance
that’s on my receipts, but I don’t care

January 17, 2020 8:36 AM HST - Posted by Jason

An Orange Cone

Greetings!
I am one of the Orange Cone people,
we love and protect all the orange cones and
worship at their sacred base whenever we see them!

Plastic
is our holiest material and
the way that orange cones are created
clearly indicates their design by higher intelligence and
they were probably made by a superior, extraterrestrial being.......

All Hail!
Nobody shall ever defile the orange cones!
Whether they’re short, squat and pointy
or tall and skinny they are beloved,
foretold in our holy books and
eagerly anticipated by all
for centuries......

January 20, 2020 8:52 AM HST - Posted by Jason

Like We Do

C’mon homeless man!
Don’t you want to be like us!?
We’ll keep polluting you till you do!

Don’t you want to get off the street?
You could sell toxic products for a corporation
and they’ll pay you, so you can burn coal like we do!

Work long and hard enough
and you’ll poison everybody quite effectively,
but you’ll also have enough money to buy yourself a car,
so you can get fat n lazy polluting everything you see like we do!

C’mon homeless man! Aren’t we inspiring?
Don’t listen to the news or anything.
Just do as we do cuz we’re right
and obviously the happiest!

C’mon homeless man!
Come and make some idiot rich,
so you can destroy everything like we do!

January 20, 2020 12:25 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Armstrong

Some people say
we’re gonna sink into the moon
and totally disappear from view when we land

If their estimates are correct
there should be dozens of feet of moon dust,
but if our calculations are right there’s only two inches

I hope we land safely
cuz I wanna stick my shoes in it!

January 20, 2020 12:28 PM HST - Posted by Jason

The Last Time

When I walk around town,
I see all sorts of beautiful things
like palm trees swaying in the wind,
birds chirping, snails sliding, geckos and
anoles, rainbows, earthworms, mongoose and
many other critters and various types of vegetation

As I exercise outside and
walk from place to place every day and night
the air isn’t always clean and sometimes it smells disgusting
as it gets in my eyes, ears and nose and makes my clothes extra dirty......

Despite the beauty one could call it a disaster
cuz it doesn’t exactly feel like paradise,
but ultimately I’m upset at America
for not making everybody
treat Hawaii better

January 20, 2020 12:28 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Listen Jordan

You don’t have to believe
them or anybody for that matter,
but pity them cuz they were lied to too
and they still haven’t realized or admitted it

I am the Original they wrote about
after we went to Switchfoott’s Bro-Am together
and if you think that’s the only song about me you’re wrong
listen to Vice Verses and see if you understand what they’re saying
because they have great footage of everything and it seems like yesterday

People whitewash the past
and revisionist history is everybody’s favorite pastime,
but shouldn’t we live in a way that’ll actually please God (if one exists)?

The fundamentalist fog is powerful and difficult to see through,
so who will be surprised if it chokes the U.S.?

January 21, 2020 12:35 PM HST - Posted by Jason

Take a Look Around

New music fills my ears from an old band,
but I’ve never heard this song before

It is three minutes until noon,
so I may watch the news,
but I may not too......

I can predict what they’ll say sometimes,
but they always wanna hear from us,
so it’ll be interesting to see
the impeachment
coverage

Everybody around me's complacent,
there is no sense of urgency,
so I am transcending
their weird gears
and I see you

The truth doesn’t discriminate......