Tag Archives: Courage

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: Believe Ability

As you may know, I am a convicted felon, for refusing to register for the military draft, way back in the 1980’s when draft registration was reinstituted. I found such a mandate offensive to my conscience and world peace. I … Continue reading

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POEM: Calling Awe Siblings

Awe those who stand in awesome awe are my siblings. This poem is a call for awe of us to join together as one family. Calling Awe Siblings There is family Close as kin And stronger than blood Knits beyond … Continue reading

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POEM: Seniority

A short poem on aging well… Seniority I used to be Young and unafraid Now I am Just Old and unafraid I suspect that one of the most pivotal dynamics of aging is about fear and conformity. It seems that … Continue reading

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POEM: That Clarity Amidst Blood

That Clarity Amidst Blood The tides of change are rising From a tsunami of tears The salt of the earth Uniting with water The solution that is life That clarity amidst blood And where souls hit the street Awash with … Continue reading

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FREE MLK POSTER: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote – TIMELESS and TIMELY Questions of Cowardice, Expediency, Vanity, and Conscience

As Martin Luther King Day approaches this year, I was struck by the timelessness and timeliness of this MLK quote: Cowardice asks, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks, “Is it right?” … Continue reading

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POEM: A World Worth Fighting For

Once agin His eyes went Threw me Populating lonely A whirled Of perpetrators and victims Bad asses and good ass Of which I was won Haunted by wonder In what kind Of world Would we halve Been friends Now that … Continue reading

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HOPE POEM: Hope Can Be

Hope can be Like an animal cornered by a predator Fighting for life Hope can be Like a wisp of smoke Wafting through the claws of enemies Hope can be Like adore number three A seeding that grand prize of … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: In Daze Not To Follow

The plantation had fallen Into this repair As fore many Present Work Over and above The well, known Used Too deep scars And familiar ditches dug Subject to an other privilege However bound Too knew found freedom And worldwide travails … Continue reading

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Chris Hedges’ Interviews Noam Chomsky on Precarious State of America

Once again, Chris Hedges nails it in his article, Noam Chomsky Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This,’ discussing the precarious state of the current American political landscape and bringing to bear Chomsky’s rigorous and insightful analysis over the last several generations: … Continue reading

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POEM: Awe That Is Fine Her

Sheez Know more than Know less than Then any won ails In whatever Whirled Privileged to breathe at awe Fenced buy abets Dis regarding Weather grate her Or less her As any won object Is any thing worth wile Over … Continue reading

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POEM: Reject

They took out a social contract On her In what might as well be Too her Too be As good As dead From their point of you Her response sow questionable If it’s awe the same Too you I’ll strike … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: Pick You’re Genocide

Pick You’re genocide Won side or the other Gun to head Ahead to gun Aliens pervade our atmosphere As whirled wore thee Restless natives no so slight Wear homieland security rules Redcoats and bluecoats Everyday cover ups Of fuzz overruling … Continue reading

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REAL POLITICS, REAL CANDIDATE: Jill Stein 2016 Platform

IF you want a progressive presidential candidate that you can get excited about voting FOR, then Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate is worth serious consideration.  Jill Stein has selected her Green Party running mate, Vice President choice, Ajamu Baraka. … Continue reading

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Comedian Jesus: Any TRUMP? NO, Go Fish, I’m Not Playing That Game

This Comedian Jesus cartoon combines the contemporary unwanted news cycle of Donald Trump with the timeless question of: Precisely what game are you playing? This Comedian Jesus cartoon is an inspired hybrid of a pun on “Trump,” and my poem, … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: The Whole Damn Nation

Oh no No no A nation divided And so so partial to the whirled As who elect Who to rule Over US The select select Culled before we can even vote In the worst OKs scenario Effaced with know choice … Continue reading

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POEM — Re: Siding Sells Men

God is Way too big For any won religion While still Re-siding In A singular grain of sand Fore awe to see This poem as a humble recognition that God is bigger than any won religion.  While responsibility is an … Continue reading

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POEM: In A Family Weigh

The future looms Sew large As we seam Sow singularly stranded In the present Weave heir A parent With know designs Beyond Sum won ails And grater still The mine wandering Too what end As life goes On and on … Continue reading

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POEM: Chains of Command

A juggernaut of freedom He proudly served As the weakest link In the chain of command And above Awe Due no harm This poem juxtaposes the contrasting notions of freedom achieved through tight, even militaristic, ventures versus embodying freedom through default … Continue reading

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POEM: Nazi Murder Trials, 1963

Courting the truth Their stories were tolled Not simply for just us But for awe of them Beyond monumental To re-member A broken body politic This poem was inspired by the 2015 German movie, Labyrinth of Lies, about a young … Continue reading

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