Tag Archives: America

POEM: Get Over It

We are a far cry from Patrick Henry’s infamous cry, “Give me liberty or give me death,” which highlights one’s ultimate willingness to put all of your skin in the game. Today’s cry is more of a whine, “Give me … Continue reading

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POEM: A Mazing Grays — Owed to Racist Color Blindness

During the Republican primary election, we are in the racist shit, more than usual. In Republic can due fashion, in a run away of endemic white supremacy, we hear of our civil war as only peripherally related to slavery, and … Continue reading

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POEM: Just Nation

This poem reflects my yearning for a nation that gladly welcomes refugees and immigrants. Just Nation Fore awe of US Who halve a dream In this peculiar whirled Of death and extortion Of making a killing To welcome refugees As … Continue reading

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POEM: Only-ness

This poem emerged from an observation that I made that “Loneliness is the shadow of individualism.” Loneliness is an epidemic in America, the most individualistic culture on earth. This poem goes out to anyone who has ever felt “only,” that … Continue reading

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Compassion Dusted

U.S. President Joe Biden has billed an image of a compassionate man. With the demonization of Palestinians and the full-throated backing of genocide in Gaza, any image as a compassionate is bankrupt. Compassion Dusted Thinking it’s just Biden time For … Continue reading

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POEM: Draft Registration Civil Disobedience, aka, Holy Obedience

This poem is a poetic excerpt of my David and Goliath battle with the world’s most powerful superpower. Actually, Daniel in the lions’ den is more on mark. My refusal to register for the military draft back in the 1980’s … Continue reading

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POEM: Political I con

Here is some poetic justice for Donald Trump, aka The Don, an unworthy political icon. May we learn from his massive cautionary tail. Political I con From Fifth Avenue He shot Too star dumb All tolled Knot exactly a reality … Continue reading

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POEM: Passing On Death

The massacre of 11 congregants at Tree of Life synagogue was the worst anti-Semitic hate crime in modern America. Today, a jury decided that the convicted Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooter is eligible for the death penalty.  The trial will now … Continue reading

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POEM: Iraq and a Hard Place

This poem tells a story — a story of patriotic fervor in slaughtering America’s foes. This story was told to me by a retired Grumman engineer, a literal rocket scientist and career military-industrialist. His story was prefaced by a glorious … Continue reading

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POEM: Sacklers of Shit: Owed to Immunity from Civility

I wrote this poem when the Sackler family, the opioid drug kingpins, were granted civil immunity by a federal court: Sacklers of Shit: Owed to Immunity from Civility The opioid cries Is hung over America Not liable to see just … Continue reading

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POEM: Abridge Too Far

A poem about censorship, raising its ugly head again in America: Abridge Too Far With some seriously grievous squares How do we turn This censor ship round With their blank novel arguments Cons truing Selective fictions Partisan death sentences And … Continue reading

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POEM: Hour Weepin’ of Choice

Not waking up to more gun deaths in America, that is the question. Hour Weepin’ of Choice Here we go agin A scary weak in America A legion of gun deaths A nation flush Trying Too hard To be number … Continue reading

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Benefits of Immunizations – Just for the Health of It radio show

Below is the script for my public health radio show on immunizations.  You can listen to the half-hour immunization show here.  You can listen to the most current and all previous shows at the archive for Just for the Health of … Continue reading

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INAUGURAL Public Health Radio Show on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo — Just For The Health of It: Medicare For All and Toledo Democracy Day

After years in the waiting and making, I am proud to announce the inaugural show of my public health radio show, Just for the Health of It,  on WAKT, 106.1 FM Toledo (ToledoRadio.org). Just for the Health of It brings you new … Continue reading

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Hate Speech POEM: Anti-Semanticism

What can you say There is know such thing as hate speech Weather talking trash A bout blacks, Jews, the disabled, immigrants, queers, or women pissed You no who Just rallying The troops The base The most base ever! That … Continue reading

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Feminist POEM: Me Too — Now A Brand Knew Whirled Of Daughters

They rise from along history Yet much more so from her story As tectonic plates ready to serve up Unseen Earthquakes From a thousand generations reserved in silence Now a brand knew Whirled of daughters A raze of sisters A … Continue reading

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Free Political Poster: HISTORY – Rinse Repeat – Negro Man, I AM A MAN, Immigrant Children, I AM A CHILD

As is often repeated in history, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” And we are neck deep in shampoo, as we rinse history and repeat it. The iconic image of a black man holding … Continue reading

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FREE Anti-Trump POSTER: DUMP Trump, TRUMP Dump — It all makes sense when you realize that the “T” is silent

Confused about the daily antics of Donald Trump and his regime of toadies? Perhaps this will clear it up. I give you this FREE Anti-Trump POSTER: DUMP Trump, TRUMP Dump — “It all makes sense when you realize that the “T” … Continue reading

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Testimony for National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service — END DRAFT REGISTRATION

I prepared the below testimony to present at a public meeting in Chicago before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, a commission created by Congress to deal with questions of draft registration, most specifically, whether to end … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION POEM: In A Parent Idiocy

In a parent idiocy Wee are tolled The right Thing to do Is children For sake In wanting To be a legitimate American Leave your children behind A crashing symbol To not here As freedom wrings A bout effacing the … Continue reading

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