Tuesday, December 6, 2016

 Love at Versailles  

Bonjour dear soul, I understand
there comes a time when your leader’s
not the people’s friend.
Decide what’s a real conflict,
and then become your neighbor’s friend

Mesdames et messieurs,
Never follow a leader,
that says you can’t follow love
Your loving at the first site insights our lives 
like making love at Versailles

Battling is blood, sweat, tears
As people we band together 
and move forward
No more tyrannical power
we hold our own with our voices heard 
by Us  

You have a Bastille
in a symbolic sense
we love the writers
that displease the government
that demands you can’t follow love.
our loving at first site insights lives!
that's making love at Versailles 

Friday, November 25, 2016

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone.”

-Gertrude Stein

Thank you to all my friends, neighbors, countrymen, animals, inhabitants of the universe, my clients.

Grateful to have so much support as a writer with two books (COMMON SENSE CONSULTING an e-book and my poetry book,THE LEIGHTON EXPLOSION, which is selling surprisingly well--beyond the #crowdfunding campaign.) I'm signing with a booking agent for my poetry; he sought me out. I can control how often I tour, as well, and am looking at June - July 2017 to start.

Thank you, friends, that worked on our power pop Christmas single, GOT MY EYE ON YOU, SANTA, which is getting airplay on military radio.

Jody Quine & the Big Mr. C’s GOT MY EYE ON YOU, SANTA’s credits are listed on the song’s Soundcloud page. Mr. C is Dan Berggren, a veteran and my radio teacher from college; he’s now a folk singer/songwriter, this weekend, performing SONG OF THE WOLF with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra right before Thanksgiving.) If you’re connected with the armed forces and media, join our SANTA party.

I love all my artists, especially Ian Anderson, Joe Deninzon, John Hall, King Llama, Grand Funk Railroad, Gary Lucas, and my sister-in-spirit Ms. Phoebe Legere. In 2017 I’m working with guitarists Jeremy Bar-Illan and Allan Holdsworth. Stay tuned for info about a very special date in New York City with keyboardist Patrick Moraz happening real soon.

Thank you to so many people for believing in me. A lot of people didn’t, and while that caused heartbreak, I know that manifesting love creates, conquers, and heals so much. Thank you to my friends.

My biggest wish is to reach across the different aisles, and improve people’s compassion, as well as finding ways to nurture our environment back to sanity. Mother Earth is in trouble, and I am thankful to everyone that listens to one another so we can have thoughtful dialog.

Listen to people that hurt so much that they need an understanding friend to sit with them and help them. Please never rely on cliche’ ways to bury anyone’s feelings under rugs, crawlspaces, or where ever Jimmy Hoffa rests, perhaps in peace.

#Thankful, #Gratitude, #Peace In!


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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Carly, Beloved Free Woman

Sometimes when it's late at night
I turn off my lights
and sneak into my room like a spy.

Fertile games stop my crying
and making me
mourn morning to morning
in between every day
except when I’m not.

If we burn for self-proclaimed chosen
we’d die as they ascend.
No! Never bow before them!

their crazy behaviors
aren’t we
mourning morning to morn
in between every day
except when we're not!

Amiga, you and me both
be we stunned or sprouting
fools into songs, prayers, poems
which is more lucky for us
knowing this song is about you
and me.


Friday, June 10, 2016

The Power of Bringing It Up

for Ian and the Animals

The phone rang, and I sang
requesting an answer of caring,
“give me some credit,
put me in your heart and head,
could you show me some respect?”

The person on the other end
texted back judgment,
“you’re just all needy,”
and then more sentences
that entice monster-size fences

I just want to mend this
make us manifest the best
of what we express.

If I spoke with an animal hater,
someone stomping on cats
it’s all howling and spraying
mean “peeps” plotting attacks
instead of how cats make us relax

Would he turn his anger around
let us feel comforting sounds
like a whisper of a purrrrr
Cats can create friendships for sure
cuddling love as the conquerer.

I just want to mend this
make us manifest the best
of what we express.

To be deliberately
against progressing
stops life from being good
Do we shame more than we should?
Criticize not exhort?

Lift me up, 
so what I screw up when I speak up,
but look at what I’ve brought up
I’m just hoping you wake up.
don’t bring it down.

-May 2016


Friday, March 18, 2016


…as Robert Burns wrote about a mouse
I speak of the cat too far from the house

Why is it we stray
Each day’s a new step away
from nature’s nature.

“I’m truly sorry Man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union.”

let us not go there
that step away from nature
with fluorescent fur

desirable cat
with stripes or blocks of patterns
Some got spots, some not

We’ll save a species
with crossbreeding and science
but don’t change kittens
De wee kitten

bad robber tampers
burns me mad
stops kittens beings.

“I’m truly sorry Man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union.”

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Animosity Anonymous

Oh yes, princess, you were yesterday
when I felt like a Vonda Shepard song
words flashing my mind cruder than “fuck you.”

I grew up the moment I knew my parents were wrong,
not when I met you, I pray you do confront peace
not the war you wage while I beg help

I’m revving up my game with a smile
my friends—my team frees constraints of snobs, so thanks
nobody’s perfect but we don’t dwell on complaints!

I see me thinking, then following energy
and flowing the building into infinity
of bringing deep and inspiring thinking——shhhhh.

Of course as a progressive queen
I debate whether to be worshipping me or servicing ye
as we prance and dance with my dragon in harmony…
or was that Honali?
hee hee!!
ho’ ho’!