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Anti-dystopoem

(for GJD) United we stand, divided we fall. Together we rise. Alone, we hear only the call from sirens of an alternative kind of destiny, where attention seeking soldiers of fortune, their collegial architects and faceless shadows construct a new … Continue reading

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Barbershop is …

Barbershop is a much misunderstood musical force for good. A kind of Westminster without the politics. Ambassadors without the Ferrero Rocher. Zero8 with an ironically high score a Hallmark of Success, ringing true to their art, on a journey without … Continue reading

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A Poem for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

~~~~~ “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” ~ John Donne (1572-1631) from Meditation XVII  ~~~~~ My grandpa is quite old, … Continue reading

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Lost Gardeners

There was such hustle and bustle where now reflective calm. In the thunderbox room nearby the melon yard haunting echoes of silent voices once green fingers that pressed a trigger for King and country, gently call from an early grave, … Continue reading

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Dēmokratía

Have you ever felt the mocking tone of those who disagree with common sense whose point of view bears truly little weight. To deny understanding. Socratic debate. For whom jocular bullying is their choice of stick to avoid a dialectic … Continue reading

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The Festival

In a field somewhere, full of stars, enchantment you could almost hug, cupped in hands, with sparkle and dust, you can carry it off in your pocket. It’s magic, so catch some you must. Catch a glimpse of follies too … Continue reading

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Pine Cone

… in a world beleaguered by well healed negligence …
… your unconscious prayer for a better world … Continue reading

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Blackbird

Your red-rimmed, mystic, all-seeing eye that asks of us the question … why you’re first to rise, not we in time to hear your cry. A share of this full Earth is how, you feed your Spring-time pride. An earthworm … Continue reading

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One of A Kind

Is she the last of a generation …? Continue reading

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Moon Child

Once in a while you exceed yourself. Are you blue, because we thought no more of you as the driving force for life on Earth or potency behind the waves of bitches and whelps giving us thrilling moments or contemplative … Continue reading

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