Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Muslim Civil War

What can I say the day after Paris? How does one write anything meaningful in a world gone mad?  My fingers are on the keys yet I cannot find words. Those of you who waste your precious time reading this … Continue reading

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For Paris

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It’s Carlo Buti’s Birthday!

Carlo Buti – 11/14/02 – 11/16/63 Several years ago I received an email from my brother-in-law, who is several years older than me. “Remember tomorrow is Carlo Buti’s birthday!  Proper celebrations should be made!” My reply was “How the hell do you know that?”.  … Continue reading

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Summer, 1914 – For Armistice Day

It was a Summer of banners, awash in tunics, red and blue bedecked with golden epaulets black boots, silver stirrups pipes, drums, trumpets and Tatoo. It was a Summer of boasts and toasts of poems, songs and innocent prayers nights … Continue reading

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Peace Comes

Until peace comes we bear the storm; thunder and lightning sturm und drang for blind are each man’s eyes seeing not humanity in the “other”; we stumble and do not understand, nor realize by embedded thought our vision is confined. When … Continue reading

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Winged Victory

For Remembrance Day/Armistice Day/Veterans Day Moc-Chau, Vietnam The fields are fully green again where only yesterday was shed wild blood of exuberant youth beauteous youth their blood staining the earth still, though unseen now, the stain hidden beneath the fields … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise the Dead

For Remembrance Day/Armistice Day/Veterans Day If poetry could raise the dead the earth would bleed where they had bled to flow back into fallen soldiers  who would rise, young and filled with wonder and they would laugh and smile again … Continue reading

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Other People

You can grow up mean in little houses without a single book, save the bible slaughtering pigs, kicking chickens drowning kittens without a second thought. . Rusty coal stove in the living room poppa smelling of gasoline and oil momma … Continue reading

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Green Cathedral

The son of the Allentown butcher will lead the way point man on the sweep today through God’s heavenly green cathedral Verdant canopy reaching to heaven flickering sunlight illuminates mottled parrots red and blue on the moss a mantis waits Her … Continue reading

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Most Effective Murder – The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

It’s been twenty years since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. Political assassinations can be unpredictable events, just as likely to achieve the goal of the killer, if he had one, or result in some unforeseen consequence. The JFK murder resulted … Continue reading

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