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FREE POLITICAL POSTER: Republican Leaders Gather To Deal With Gun Violence by Banning Ritalin, Banning Abortion, And Declaring Another Generation of Silence

In the face of a continuing gun violence epidemic and yet another school shooting, Republican so-called leaders are talking about everything but guns. Perhaps guns don’t kill people, Republicans do. The new president of the NRA, Ollie North, blamed gun … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY FORUM REMARKS: Need to address the main driver of criminal and criminalized behavior, substance abuse, and that the failed law enforcement model needs to be supplanted by a public health model driven by evidence and community benefit

The Community Solidarity Response Network of Toledo (CSRN), our local Black Lives Matter group, and the ACLU hosted a forum on “What Does a Safer Toledo Look Like?” This forum was in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ National Public Safety … Continue reading

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Self-Made Trump Has A Fool For A Maker

In Trumpian fashion, fool of irony, I quote myself: “A self-made man has a fool for a maker.”  The man-child known as Donald Trump runs roughshod over the boundaries of lesser fools.  He fashions his fashion as the boss of … Continue reading

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POEM: Hell In A Handbasket

I would rather live… In a trailer That proverbial mobile homme Seeing stars when roofs are razed And nothing but realty at my back As awe of creation is present As I am Looked down upon Wading patiently fore that … Continue reading

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POEM: Love Is Scored

He did Not necessarily Believe In evil Though he found it Much easier To commit Than endure And hear in lies Won lessen As love is scored This poem is a tribute to apologists for evil everywhere.  The lesser of … Continue reading

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POEM: Life As A Breeze

Life peers to me As a gentle breeze With fragrant harmonies In the tenderest victories Know longer bought a bout by yielding hope Prospecting in rock Dead set, vane certainties Or coarse inclinations While a sole breath moves through me … Continue reading

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POEM: The Miraculous Doubt Her

Due You believe In miracles Yes and know Awe or nothing Beyond your current Imagination And resounding may be This poem of hope and expansive imagination is intended to both stretch and comfort your heart and mind.  There are wondrous … 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: Uncollecting Notions

She collected Dangerous notions Putting them on A shelf like Sew many trinkets Going know where This poem is about living on the edge, the fringes, the margins — which are populated with dangerous prospects.  This poem is about being … Continue reading

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POEM: More of the Sane

Going through life Various docks said You are just Going through a phrase And heeling Wood be Yores soon Enough Finally cured Of awe That is Green With envy Of what might Passably be More of the sane This poem … 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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POEM: Trust is the Glue

Trust is the glue Sticking me to you The favored few The spoils of many Consume mating The fool Faith and credit Of US Divining Kindly mirror Or unwelcome truth A confidence game And quiet passably Escaped convictions Sow what … Continue reading

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POEM: The Game of Life

One day I realized The game of life And going back In the box Only to find The rules had been lost Long a go And still The game goes on This short poem plays with the notion that life … Continue reading

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POEM: We Won’t Be Food Again

I would rather Be Job Less than Renounce A living wager And know place to lie My head My heart Made homeless In loo of A fast fooled nation For going The beast Wee Can due Hitched to number one … Continue reading

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POEM: Balms Around Every Corner

Truth lives at peace with facts Facts war with truth As an orderly Gone astray In an awe in compassing hospitality Scurrying from one stat to the next Drunk on 100% proof And in all probability Will perpetually pass attest … Continue reading

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POEM: I Dropped My Sword and Shield

One day I dropped my sword and shield And as it turns out, it freed more than my hands It is not unusual for me to want to see someone hurt; this is the metaphorical sword.  It is not unusual … 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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Birth Control as a Human Right – Toledo Protest

On Friday, February 6, about a dozen protesters gathered outside St. Anne’s Hospital on Secor Road in Toledo, Ohio.  This protest was organized by the Toledo Chapter of the National Organization for Women (see Toledo NOW facebook page), it also … Continue reading

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