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Poetry Friday

THE ARMY OF TRUTH Words? Those sounds the world despises.       Words in poems? Even more to be disdained! Ah, how feeble are your powers       to defend all the truth that man denies! Thunder crack and lightning flash       at its presence! Hosts of angels should come swooping down from heaven to the rescue       far and wide […]

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Poetry Friday

ON SNOW A Riddle From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin. No lady alive can show such a skin. I’m bright as an angel, and light as a feather, But heavy and dark, when you squeeze me together. Though candor and truth in my aspect I bear, Yet many poor creatures I help […]

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Poetry Friday

RHAPSODY No one says it anymore, my darling, not to the green leaves in March, not to the stars backing up each night, certainly not in the nest of rapture, who in the beginning was an owl, rustling just after silence, whose very presence drew a mob of birds–flickers, finches, chickadees, five cardinals to a […]

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Video Poetry (Un-American Edition)

NOFX – FRANCO UN-AMERICAN I never thought about the universe, it made me feel small Never thought about the problems of this planet at all Global warming, radioactive sites Imperialistic wrongs and animal rights! no! Why think of all the bad things when life is so good? Why help with an ‘am’ when there’s always […]

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Video Poetry (Educated Edition)

RISE AGAINST – RE-EDUCATION (THROUGH LABOR) To the sound of a heartbeat pounding away And the rhythm of the awful rusting machines We toss and turn but don’t sleep Each breath we take makes us thieves Like causes without rebels Just talk but promise nothing else We crawl on our knees for you Under the […]

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Poetry Friday (and it’s a doozy)

HEY ALLEN GINSBERG WHERE HAVE YOU GONE AND WHAT WOULD YOU THINK OF MY DRUGS? A mouse went to see his mother. When his car broke down he bought a bike. When the bike wore out he bought skates. When the skates wore down he ran. He ran until his sneakers wore through. Then he […]