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POEM: Indecency Wee Re-side — Owed To Propriety Owner Us

This is another anti-capitalist poem, scorning profits over people, the vain whining of grievance politics, and the lethal short-sightedness of just us. Indecency Wee Re-side — Owed To Propriety Owner Us They miss judged As the profits for tolled Propriety … 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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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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POEM: Promedica My Ass — Owed To Branding

Logos used Too mean Know ledge Like that age owed ad vice Would you jump off a bridge If every won ails did As in sayin’ Bye your good will As money oozes from the non-prophet, health care (sic) system … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: Fighting Exclusively

It was his thing Fighting exclusively Battles he could win His crowning I deal Never finding himself On-the-cide of losers Whirled why’d Naught ails But win Filling his sales Whatever He could bye A captain of destiny In habiting the … Continue reading

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POEM: Human Beans In A Chili World

What’s too like To be Human beans In a chili world Offering ourselves As nourishing fare In the face of Ingrate full consumers Somehow besting Our pre-sumptuous purpose Of going to seed And razing our own Only to be Food … Continue reading

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ANTI-VIOLENCE POEM: Sisyphean Tax

He was steeped in the slippery slope of violence An idol escalator Heedlessly powered by gravity and gravitas A climb it denier Of the worst breed Not giving won ascent A bout others In spite of the accost Whatever It … Continue reading

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FREE POLITICAL POSTER: Incremental Change, Heads Up!

This free political poster posits that the conventional wisdom of incremental change can be lethal to paradigm shifts needed for humanity to evolve to the next level. Devotees of incremental change may view death by degrees as safer, or at least … Continue reading

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POEM: Technicolored Jesus

Is it time for one of those Come to Jesus moments Wear there is skin in the game Beyond black and white Word And what surrounds Words Becoming flesh Another flood In a see of Red between the lyin’s More … Continue reading

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POEM: The Yeast Of These

Wile there is much bred Daily preyed for Ample for awe concerned That seemingly still Fomenting swell times A mist repleting agin and agin In dubitable motifs Giving ascent to That for most ingredient A telling signature of homme The … Continue reading

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POEM: Weepin of Choice

His unwillingness to be a victim Soully exceeded Buy his willfulness to be a perpetrator Better to have Willed a gun Than mirrorly get A ballad in ahead That imminently natural selection Of hapless pray Re: in force Such patriotic … Continue reading

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POEM: Unfare

Weighter Truth be tolled Whoever’s pain the bill I’d like a reseat At the table This poem addresses the truism that life is not fair.  I have spent most of my life and part of most days working to address … Continue reading

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POEM: God’s Perish

I under stood God’s might And might not And in awe probability New That I Will only Fooly see Phase to phase Until awe of creation Come prized my parish This poem is about dying to see the face of … Continue reading

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POEM: Liberal Mined Violent

Some liberal mined violent Call up on pacifists To condemn a brand of violence To wit They object Ultimately subjected To accost Without benefit analysis Coming efface to efface With realty And a sorted loved wons Unwilling to accede where … Continue reading

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ELECTION POEM: We De-serve More Than One Date a Year

Even with The sorry lack He in the capitol arena He refuse To beg for change As riddled with ballots From a stone throne Presumed in a sense As the free mark it To mock a difference In hour damn … Continue reading

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POEM: Owed to Racism – That Whole In Our Soul

Owed to Racism: That Whole In Our Soul Our life is A thin line between Loving hate And hope filled madness Dark mournings And over joy In this may hem together To suture self And community bound For wince they … Continue reading

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POEM: State of the Union – Barack Obama

The State of the Union In come in equality Barack Hussein Obama Raising a question Of will he deliver His second state Of the union Different than the first Shot from Chicagoland Now addressing From 1600 sumpin’ Pennsylvania Avenue A … Continue reading

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MLK Day Poem

I have attended Toledo’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Unity celebration for many years.  Today, I decided to pass on this year’s “show” (yes, the organizers used the term “show” to describe the festivities).  In recent years, I have seen … Continue reading

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POEM: By No Means Necessary

By No Means Necessary When the strident are Up in arms Staking their claims By any means necessary May such a battlefield Arouse patience strewn A bout Of faith Inciting our most gratuitous hopes By any kinds possible The prison … Continue reading

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POEM: Hope Inflamed

Hope Inflamed Hope inflamed That which cannot be Put out Will consume every individual Testing their mettle Forging in feeleds Just discovered From a crucible witch lies unknown Alloys forever Stronger than any metal Purely a loan No matter How … Continue reading

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