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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FIX THE LEAKS

FIX THE LEAKS As I get older I fit into society better than ever. I think about my health, my finances, religion and weather. It’s more than finding out what’s wrong Because it’s been of great concern all along. I listened to our President and I’m beginning to freak, Because it’s time that I should […]

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STATUE OF LIBERTY

STATUE OF LIBERTY If the Statue of Liberty could talk, What would she say to citizens today? She might say, “I would not give the keys to my heart To everyone by capricious whim. There are those I would keep out, And those I would invite in. I would open the doors each day And […]

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Imagining

WHEEL I was given a long flexible stick And told to make something useful. As a traveler and hunter for my tribe, I set out to complete this task, But did the elders know what they asked? A wheel can mark a hunter’s domain, Marking the outer edge of his territory,  an equidistance from the […]

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PAPER, WASTED

I know I waste too much paper.  I throw away stacks of paper when one of my characters takes a wrong turn and I have to rewrite her direction,  her moods, and her new plans.  If there’s a conflict a whole chapter may be filled with worst case scenarios. Only the final scenes determine which […]

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LABEL

What would it look like if we each had a label? Would it say, Please do not remove under penalty of law? Would we have to prove we deserved it, Would it be something everyone saw? Please give me more information, Tell me where and how I was made, Would I be rated and checked […]

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TAUT

She works out with determination, Keeping her body slim and taut. What can I say about her, Except she’s hot, hot, hot! She dresses out quickly, Eager to stay on schedule Muscles stretching in time With musical beat, She bounces from one exercise To the next, Her skin glowing with beauty. “Ah, she’s a real […]

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