After writing an apology to the family of Mike Brown in the form of poetry

I detest Eulogies
I’d rather write for Weddings, Birthday, and other Celebratory days
tomorrow is Thanksgiving day
Ferguson is ablaze
Protesters gather in a labyrinth of a maze
Kids stop up major bridges
School walk outs in congressional districts
re-election lobbyists funding military equipment
Street Movements
CoAst to CoAst
Black life must be protected
otherwise the Captain gets blood on his jacket coat
Misery does not hope that this is a joke
but true Misery knows it is a joke that there can be hope

When to the common individual
the judicial systemic rope is hardly loosened
since it’s last had it’s tightening
and even the attorney general Eric Holder
is prematurely retiring and leaving instead of fighting
defense secretary Hagel  leaves for a Bagel snack and doesn’t come back
reminds me when Alberto Gonzales who couldn’t recollect jack
The charades of executive power
is more entertaining than soap opera
but it also causes global ripples of drama
but still we journey onward, farther

Work Free Weekends

Used to work every weekend
Now every weekend is off and there is more time to pretend
lofty goals of hoity-toity writing and reading
Holding aim on a microsoft OS connected to a mainframe, transmitting

Technology can be a great equalizer for the wiser or richer
or for those just more hungry and creative
he put down the light saber for a pen
left the flak jacket for a rhyming junkie habit or targeting poems
shooting up the alphabet and syntax like three pointers in gym class

A first career where it feels queer to be treated as first class
Never saw my old boss, but if I did he had a mask
My new boss says my name is Matt and just ask
In my new job my mind is used frequently and fast
A database race to master scripts and queries quickly on a task

The customer service no longer makes me nervous
as previously I spoke regionally with half the country
Internet issue blues with the “what should we do”? dues
glued patience to memory for the old granny nannies
up until she gets her granny panties in a twist
and tells me “well eat my grits”
Once spoke with a vigilante who was handy in start up philosophy
he told me to git & leave soon if not immediately
that there are communities that need your wit. expertise and understanding

Used to work every weekend
Since I can remember from way back when
mostly, usually, to pay for school tuition
worked the graveyard so hard sweat would drip
as I pass your food to your car for your trip
Bon voyage

More dedication

More dedication and higher conviction
not arrogant but also not superstitious when it comes to predictions

Earlier mornings and nights
less smoke breaks and still with time to conversate
Writing early and late
to come close and yet get so far to escape
using feet as a vehicle/car
my teeth and lips are the tenor of the trip

Energy exits a notice
a self controlling focus
existing hocus pocus sold to get hopeful
when hopeless is the only outlet that’s copeable
ideologically paralyzed with lies seemingly unmovable
built by foundations of principles

The values allow you to view hues and true colors

Now character is built by courage
the kind that still speaks up even if not encouraged
with the purpose of nurturing to flourish
the voyages are usually just a skirmish
more dedication, like the Amish, who works harder?
more dedication like my hygienist Barbara

making pie

Phew, writing a book takes it out of you
Inspiration brings it back on track
I dim the lights before delivering back
Not pitch black,  since a little shine from a small crack
can open enough to feel comfortable through tough times of feeling unable

Dipping fingers into Dvorak typeface cables
faster more efficient and as mentioned ^_more comfortable _^
its about finding that sweet spot

Creating the taste of a flavorful pot
Herbs and spices
Offers of Niceness
Baked and broiled after buttered and breaded
deep fried
the Texas Pecan Pie
Pronounced like a toucan who was told he can fly
the best recipes need a timed eye

Exercising the body, mind and soul combined together whole
the greatest story to be told
not looking ahead means it doesn’t come to the head
shocked by surprise from being lead. Leading
in front of where the lines resides and is receding
Rhymed reason and readiness as a full time stress
The ride is a blessing we obsess over testing
The mess is testament to our consistent correcting

Vanilla extract, baking soda, powder
the extras we use mix into the flour
Sugar sweet as lips
bitter sweet chocolate and butter in a bucket
smoothed with eggs in a batter whipped
where the platter form is originally mixed
the platform of a mason who knows his bricks
each supper might have different tricks
of lavish lyrics like compliments of crisp lettuce
Let us never forget it

Embedded in the thread is unleaded
unrefined still after editing from a school
Energy exiting like a stool, where we sit when feeling a fool
A fowl and an owl prowled the night like ghouls
among the scent of a pie in the air
that would make a cool eye drool and stare

Software industry

Operating two dozen database clusters with no fear
each cluster at 180,00$ a year
with less than 4 mins of downtime a month
Every 15 mins real time
the different locations copy each other
Replication is the protection buffer
heavy gadgets, gizmos and infrastructure
Hosted by a cloud where only certain things are aloud
The architecture sure made us proud
giving small FI’s an RFA on their OLB

Supporting the training, managing, and implementations
Small queries that can cause mass disruption
Bridges crossed, adapters adjusted across
All systems are monitored for their cost
Project planning a client who is the boss
Proactive consulting
Sales executing on the finance and accounting
Departments of the bounty

A gift of a commodity not constricted typically as manufacturing
constant re-editing, updating, merging and packaging
still custom built with skill of the making
Development is more than just code writing
Apparently its only 30 to 50 % of the fighting

Poem as a letter to a friend on Veterans Day


Brother, I miss ya, Happy Veterans Day, what can I say, but Agape Namaste,
Austin’s temperature I’m pretty sure is about to freeze, thank you for serving our country
Honestly, you even taught me how to shoot weaponry properly
Remember our days and nights at Rock Springs camping?
How is job hunting? I know you will find something soon my friend
You are a giver of all your passion,
It’s hard to find people who don’t complain, I’ve asked around for them
Brother from a different mother, family from different Children
When do you plan to start the garden and the farm building?
I am working for a company living with my family
trying to find a little honey for a sweet afternoon delight of snacking
I even started running and excercising
writing poetry and yes, still rhyming 😉
I write mostly for the individual audience and it makes sense
because they (like you) understand the intent and it gets in tents (intense)
like camping on the top of a hill next to a fence
I missed your birthday so I included a little present
I would send a little bud, but I am convinced even the mail is bugged
much love and all above
your friend, John Tabrizi

PS – A blue ninja was once ranked the warrior with the most valor
Once said to have the strength of the hardest worker and knowledge like the highest scholar

Poem in a Letter to a Friend

Bonus Poem

In retrospect, fuck the internet!

You will not get this by Email, in no way is this digital! (or was 😉

The scale of this message travels primitively but critically

Look at the little grooves for authenticity

I tried a carrier pigeon and it got lost in the city

When the Feds can’t read your privacy it is a luxury

Revolutionary poetry has many different stationaries

At work it is three screens staring at me

now I am thinking about journaling off of personal computing

The paper and pencil are instrumental utensils for teasing

but conversing is best face to face,

in it’s place I wrote these rhymes from a Palace of grace

mi DuoLingo necessitas mas tiempo, adios mi amigo