April 17, 2022 – Birthday, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

A Birthday Poem Another year gone, another birthday to cheer. Each year that goes by, we hold life more dear.   Each moment’s a blessing, life is just too short. There will always be another argument, another battle for court.   We try not to forget the most...

April 10, 2022 – Justice, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

Justice They say justice is blind. No, justice can see.   But so many wonder, if it’ll ever be given to me? Justice ain’t blind and it ain’t free. For those who are broke, no justice will there be.   Is justice bought or is it a right, For prince and pauper...

March 27, 2022 – Words, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

Words   I am a lawyer. I do battle with words.   But some things are just too deep for words to say. To express our pain, we must find another way.   Poetry has its own language, the language of the heart. Through a poem, our healing can finally start....

March 25, 2022 – Tonight, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

For some reason, I wanted to write a poem tonight when I got home.   I don’t know how to write one, but that’s okay. I’m going to write one anyway.   Maybe it’s the many things in my head that need to come out. Better to write it out,...

March 25, 2022 – Increased Alcohol Addiction: Another Collateral Consequence of the Pandemic

The New York Times published a disturbing yet informative article on March 22, 2022, detailing how alcohol-related deaths increased by 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019. In fact, among adults younger than 65, alcohol-related deaths actually outnumbered deaths from...