Tag Archives: Civil Disobedience

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: Locked in Prism

This poem is inspired by one of the things I learned in prison: that everybody there is innocent. Of course, by this I mean that everybody claims to be innocent. I learned that this phenomenon is rooted in the notion … 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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A Spiritual Autobiography

I wrote the below spiritual autobiography a dozen years ago as part of a servant leadership study group. ¬†While it definitely needs updating, it serves well as a brief overview of my spiritual history and development over much of my … Continue reading

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POEM: Answering The Call

He was called Into the warden’s office The best cell In the big house Next to the judges chamber Of commerce Inhumanity Chain standing in A stile Rhyming with orange The nature of bars and steal Overtly concrete Knot no’ing … Continue reading

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POEM: Owed To Chet Chambers

His exacting integrity Was seeded only by generosity of heart He loved Awe of God’s children As well As he kin He planted seeds That others would harvest He worked side by side Under God’s reign And the radiance of … Continue reading

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PROTEST POEM: Round The Public Square

Theirs Smoked filled plays Behind closed doors Where there is no room In the halls of power Fore the wrest of us Relegated to copping democracy Round the public square This protest poem deals with the reality that lack of … Continue reading

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POEM: Another Martyr Bides The Dust

Another martyr bides the dust And I was a stray Beside myself In the fog Of yet another mourning The missed over my heart Feeling only that ephemeral beaten The wait on my brain Fueled into thinking of the dread … Continue reading

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POEM: Annoys Pollution

Every wear but hear Beeping phones And nobody at home Impossible to a tone Even with wringing personally With poor timing Watching volumes A little too lewd Mindless won And awe the artless With every bell and whistle Ears unplugged … Continue reading

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POEM: Brew Aha

In the mettle of this Brew aha Beside myself I took a stand In countering Such ponderous courting How civil this obedience Wear black And white lies Segregated Only spotted As if Sent out to posture Presumptuous in a sense … Continue reading

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POEM: Chapter 58 – Isaiah

Chapter 58 – Isaiah Isaiah was a man A kind of a man More generous than his wealth Untouchable by another’s profits With a frugality beyond any poverty He was a gentle man With a purposefulness typically beyond words Speaking … Continue reading

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POEM: Not Unlike Hope

Here is a poem about hope, sometimes on the run, sometimes on the lam. ¬†Hope is never lost, and hope often lurks in sometimes unrespectable places. This poem has plenty of puns, hidden jewels, drama, chase scenes, and victorious poetry. … Continue reading

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Make Crime Illegal

Make Crime Illegal – FUNNY POLITICAL BUTTON Make Crime Illegal – FUNNY POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, key chains, magnets, posters, and sticker … Continue reading

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Support the Police, Beat Yourself Up – FUNNY POLITICAL BUTTON

Support the Police, Beat Yourself Up – FUNNY POLITICAL BUTTON Support the Police Beat Yourself Up – FUNNY POLITICAL BUTTON This cool design is linked to a button, but other great Top Pun products like T-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, caps, … Continue reading

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