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Exclamation Point!

Exclamation Point! I didn’t ask to be like Job, Whose life took a backward thrust, Yet here I am with shredded heart, Arising from the dust, I’ve lost at love one more time, But it will not hold me down, Like a Phoenix I’ll spring into the world, With a smile instead of a frown, […]

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Choppin’ Cotton

Choppin’ Cotton     A chance for self-respect comes but a few times during a lifetime and I have to seize those moments and choose the way I want to be. Once that decision is stamped indelibly on my heart, there is no turning back, nor would I ever want to change. Long ago as […]

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Sons of Thunder

The Sons of Thunder   There were early warning signs that violence was on the way.  The two boys were untamed, unfettered, and usually unsupervised.  Their mother had disappeared mysteriously, leaving her husband alone with three children. The father refused any help from the community, insisting that the family would work out their own problems.  […]

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LOVE HAS ARRIVED

LOVE HAS ARRIVED Lonely and aching, I knew there could be no hesitating, If love should ever arrive. My true love was out there somewhere, Breathing the same air. “Where are you?” I prayed each night, And though I prayed with all my might, I answered my own question talking to myself. “You are not […]

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UNCOMFORTABLE

UNCOMFORTABLE You say all who disagree Should leave the country But I remember hearing you say Long ago at another harsh time That you would defend to the death the right of someone to speak out. What makes you uncomfortable now? The protests are not against country or flag But against racism and violation of […]

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I KNOW HE CAN’T FLY

How did he rise so high? I know he can’t fly. Is he the joker, too, Doing dastardly deeds And pretending to be true? He is a poor example For a nation to follow. He spouts obscenities And his truths are hollow. Where is the would-be king Who looks after his sheep? Maybe he’s in […]

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GHOSTS OF OUR ANCESTORS

Where are the heroes that are rising from the earth? Where are the youth who have ignored the truth? The heroes and youth are no longer brave, The truth is dead and buried in graves. And ghosts of our ancestors are crying, crying, crying. The truth is no longer remembered or respected. And each of […]

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DON’T YOU AGREE?

Our country is strong because we agree On the same principles. Our country is even stronger because we can disagree And accept our differences. Should we agree and march to the same tune We square our shoulders and see eye to eye. But if we disagree we hold our heads high, Because Ideas discussed and […]

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HEY, MR PRESIDENT

HEY, MR. PRESIDENT!   I don’t care whose bomb is bigger, Get your hands away from the nuclear trigger. When negotiations fail and all is lost, There is no way to calculate the cost. Somewhere in space mixed with cosmic dust, Life continues to exist only if there’s love and trust. But hot-headed men with […]

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HURRICANE OF LOVE

I wasn’t paying attention When the storm roared in, Rain poured down in torrents, And caught me by surprise, a terrible way to begin. Water quickly rose to my ankles, And I considered my present state, But I didn’t run away, nor did I hesitate. This was just a storm, not one to fear, It […]

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