Tag Archives: Choices

POEM: An Oasis Scarcely Better, Then a Mirage

From oasis to oasis Straw men Hiring suckers Living under Dissembled bridges Until it’s over Troubled waters What’s the hold-up Living for weak ends And long vocations Until Down Under One foot in front of the other One foot in … Continue reading

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POEM: For Shadowing a Life

She had saved So much time and money Only leaving Too much too due A well honed busyness Yielding the best of the bust A treasured chest In hard times aplenty Never the less Predictably taking A rugged helm In … Continue reading

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POEM: Enlightening Reflection

I looked into his eyes And I could see the devil More lightly peering It was eye A most enlightening reflection Seeing double This short poem hopes to shed some light on the concept of psychological projection. Projection strikes me … Continue reading

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POEM: Duckiness

Long the weigh I miss Took some clash Charging another Once an abject of my affection Now a worthy suspect In a lineup Of numbered whoa’s Among many Seedy subjects On the lam Yet beyond a shadow Of doubt To … Continue reading

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POEM: Their Undoing

They control the levers Of a vast machinery Of business, politics, education They know no equals Fusing work and ploy Blind to their match Game and set Unable even to follow their own ruse Our future Remains Incalculable Though we … Continue reading

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POEM: Getting It Together

I see tragedy in the world Not as the enemy To be retreated from Nor as an accident Captivating my perverse stares Rather a musing These puzzling pieces Of my heart Shuttered into a million pieces In chanting invitations Entranced … Continue reading

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POEM: Treatment…Like…Sewage

Treatment…Like…Sewage I lived in Libertarianville They said “If you want sewage treatment, Just go to some place that has it.” So I did Many don’t live there long I find discussing politics with self-professed Libertarians a vexing experience.  Typically, we … Continue reading

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POEM: Lovers of Dirt

Lovers of Dirt Wile in cathedrals The atheist Dares claim The title Of mass debater As little comes From behind the veil That doesn’t exist In the slightest Hint elect To believe Methods to their madness Seemingly beyond approach However … Continue reading

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POEM: Tracing Humanity

Tracing Humanity They say that You can tell A lot About a person By what they do This, of course, is on track Still, there is a better weigh The difference between animals and humans That which earthly scales can’t … Continue reading

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POEM: Escaping Hubris

Indigency is the quickest road Out of hubris Few of us can afford Its high price Hubris, or arrogance, is powerfully seductive in the human mind.  This excessive self-confidence seems to be an inescapable part of egocentricity.  Nonetheless, as humans … Continue reading

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POEM: Wading for Gödel

Wading for Gödel A play of mathematical imprecision Fraught with everlasting interpretations Malingering, idoling away the ours For a character whose reputation must impossibly precede him Like the brutal distinction of jealousy and envoy More afraid of the unknown than … Continue reading

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May Day Street Theater – Corporate Zombies vs. Village People

This is the script for the street theater production that was performed tonight to kick off Occupy Toledo‘s May Day Fest week’s worth of events: May Day Eve Celebration Occupy Toledo April 30, 2012 “The Corporate Zombies vs. The Village … Continue reading

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POEM: Free Will Compelling

I find the experience of free will very compelling. I like this simple one line poem because it juxtaposes two seeming opposites.  Free will is often viewed as some kind of absolute.  Compulsion is on the other end of the … Continue reading

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Blood Donor Deferrals Border on Insanity

I just returned from donating blood at the American Red Cross.  I have been a regular blood donor for a long time.  I usually donate blood two or three times a year.  Unfortunately, I have been deferred as a blood … Continue reading

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