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The Americanization of Emily – Paddy Chayefsky – 1964

Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:  I’m not sentimental about war. I see nothing noble in widows.  I discovered I was a coward. That’s my new religion. I’m a big believer in it. Cowardice will save the world. War isn’t hell at … 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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Aging Dove

Her call is growing weak and her wings are turning gray Where will she go the aging dove of peace? Young kites and crows laugh knowing that her time has passed while she sings in delusion that anyone is listening. … Continue reading

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The Introduction

“Comrade Balabanoff! There is someone here I would like you to meet!” Angelica turned around to face the voice. It was Franco, one of her colleagues on the Central Committee of the Italian Socialist Party. “Good evening! How are you!” … Continue reading

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Summer, 1914

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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I Heard Marlene Dietrich Sing

Saw some 1920’s photos when we had ended all the wars thinking we would all be rich livin’ fat and driving fancy cars But it didn’t quite turn out that way as kids went over there again once more to … Continue reading

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