Monthly Archives: May 2016

40,000 Hits

    Earlier this week I reached 40,000 views on this blog and 550 followers – a pretty nice milestone for an old retired guy living in Florida who tries to write poetry (not very well) and sundry other posts. … Continue reading

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Peace Comes – a Re-post

for Memorial Day – a peace poem 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 … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise the Dead

For Memorial Day – seventh in a series of Toritto’s war poetry 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 … Continue reading

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The Price of Honor – for Memorial Day

a re-post It was the Summer of 1967 and I was in the Army.  My four years of service would be up on November 17, 1967. I had been loading up flat bed rail cars in Texas in 1966 as … Continue reading

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The Messenger – 1967

for Memorial Day – seventh in a series of Toritto’s war poetry When your son was killed that Summer night you were filling up the car; you didn’t know ‘till you saw my face what I already knew. While you … Continue reading

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Winged Victory

For Memorial Day – Sixth in a series of Toritto’s war poetry 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 … Continue reading

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Former Israeli PM Says Country “Infected by the Seeds of Fascism”

The quote below is from an article in Salon dated May 21 by writer Ben Norton “Israel’s ex-prime minister has warned that his country is “infected by the seeds of fascism.” Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister and defense … Continue reading

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