Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Poem Years in the Making by a Very Talented Poet Please Share


The Woeful September

 

Here at Ground Zero,

    my soul could hear

    the fear-sired cries

    of the maimed and martyrized.

Here at Ground Zero,

    wrathful phrases—

    alien as battlefields

    before my being became a being—

    exploded off my tongue,

    and this wrathfulness—

    deadlier than a butcher's cleaver—

    lacerated away love with hate. 

Here at Ground Zero,

    I lamented

    the twin metal-constructed mountains.

    I filled urns with tears for each stranger

    who was assassinated

    by Lucifer-conceived hijackers.

Here at Ground Zero,

    the police, firefighters, paramedics

    and construction workers,

    Archangel-Michael-comparable heroes,

    were trying to sever

    tragedy’s girders

    on the buried masses.

Here at Ground Zero,

    I realized,

    despite the bereavement-filled rubble,

    the brave made the vanquish   

    of numerous natives

    and visitors appear victorious.

Here at Ground Zero,

    our rescuers declared

    why zealotry-impelled cells

    could not defeat a need for

    “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Here at Ground Zero,

     I saw respect remove a woeful wound.

 

by Bob McNeil

Copyright 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Arab Spring or Arab Joke?


As a concerned American watching more and more depressing news reports from the Middle East, I was taken aback when I recently came across some anti-American propaganda.
 
 
The Middle East needs to wake up not America. I was happy when I saw the Arab Spring taking place thinking good for the oppressed finally throwing off the yokes of tyranny, but now you're standing around waiting for someone else to put everything together for you and pointing fingers of blame at one country half way around the world as to why you cannot rise up to the task of rebuilding your countries and forming governments that are not oppressive in their own right? America didn’t get formed overnight by a country on the other side of the planet. We had very little help throwing off our own oppressors, the real imperialists, England, Spain and France to name a few empires from history. We were conquests and territories to be played with like pawns in chess. Once we broke free we didn’t have countries lining up to help us. We had predatory creditors lending to us to reap profits off the new country, and when they thought our guard was down they tried to re-establish dominance over us. Yes, we rose to be a player on the world stage, and I don’t think that happens if you’re asleep; however, my point is look to yourselves not America to be your nations’ salvation. From the outside you appear to be asleep, replacing bad governments guilty of torture, theft and murder with worse governments guilty of torture, theft and murder done with religious fervor. America cannot change your intolerance and hatred of others or your philosophy of destruction. You must decide to build instead of destroy, to live instead of die.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My next radio appearance!

My next radio appearance will be August 15th at 6PM EST on Everything Paranormal with Mark and Jeff. Do you have questions about the afterlife? Bring them and join in. 
 
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Please share, corporations are not citizens, people, humans, homo sapiens.

Please share, corporations are not citizens, people, humans, homo sapiens. They can not have political beliefs (bad call Supreme Corporation (oops) Court on the Citizens United verdict.) Corporations can not have religious beliefs either another bad call by our life appointed judges to the highest court in the land. Corporations do not have brains ergo they can not think to form beliefs. If these individuals or groups want their rights of religious freedoms then quit trying to have your cake and eat it too. They want the financial protection given to their private fortunes afforded by forming a corporation because it isn't a living breathing entity. People can not seek damages beyond the assets of the corporation thus protecting their individual wealth. Corporations insulate against many taxes and families can transfer the wealth from generation to generation without some of the hangups actual people deal with. The government can fine a corporation, but it can not throw it in jail no matter how criminal (i.e. BP) people can be thrown in prison. YET!!! What these same families want is to pick and chose what laws they follow. They want to be treated as corporations when it benefits them, but they want to circumvent the corporate laws they don't like as individuals. Bull :poop: become unincorporated if you want your personal religious freedoms or political views. What next is our Supreme Court going to give corporations the right to vote? Claim exemption for their children on their tax returns? If the Internal Revenue Code doesn't allow corporations to claim Social Security Tax exemptions for the owner of the corporations' children because corporations can't have children due to not be a living breathing entity then how can the Supreme Court use a different standard for religion and political views. All they did was create a corporate get out of obeying the law card for political reasons. The court which is suppose to be neutral and keep the balance in our government by interpreting our Constitution and Bill of Rights, not the Republican Party or Democratic Party platforms. If you still don't understand how stupid our court ruled then think of this for clarification. If a crazy gunman walks into a McDonald's shooting and a police officer can save a pregnant woman or the cash register, one or the other, the court just told the cop to save the cash register which sadly enough explains everything wrong with our country today. :(  

Friday, April 25, 2014

Honorable Mention Poem

"Not without my Daughter"
(A Dedication to Betty Mahmoody)


Not without hope,
Not without fear,
She knew deep down,
You would always be there.


Not only a Mother,
but an Angel within,
That battled with a Demon,
Who went far beyond sin.


You had the will,
The Creator the way,
To go through anything,
Come what may.


A Savior to others,
and a Blessing thus far,
A miraculous happening,
Just as a Shining Star.


 
©2014 Mary Poe

About the Author Mary Poe

Mary was born in Apple Valley, Ca to Mary Trujillo, and Arnold Earl Poe, and her mother taught her to read when Mary was around 3 years of age. Her early love of reading and writing continued when she won an award in the 1rst Grade at Oro Grande Elementary School, Ca, for reading the most books/writing the most book reports winning the California Gold Medal Reader Award Certificate and $25.
Mary said, “It was the first year they had introduced that, and my Mother was extremely proud.”
She writes poetry off and on when she gets inspired in Life, and she attended Honors English in college. She is currently working on writing a book titled "Dedication's to the Real Heroes of Our Nation" full of dedication poems to various real life hero's. She was honored to meet David Pelzer and had him autograph his book, A Child Called “It”.
Mary said, “I gave him a letter full of 3 of My Poems and a small blue dream catcher I had personally made for him.”
 
She is currently a stay at home mother and for 13 years now sells antiques and vintage items on eBay. Her plans are to go back and finish getting her degree as a School Guidance Counselor. Later in her “Good ole' Wrinkled Lady” days, she’d like to retire to Hawaii.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fourth Place Poem


Devil's Kiss of Fire

 
You think you know me,

I have power in my eyes

And destruction running through my blood.

I'm full of hatred and regret.

Rejecting affection in my wicked ways.

Lightning and thunder is my game

Heartache and suffering is my name

Fire over earthen waters is what I present to you.

Vanishing without one care in the land.

My presence will always leave a scar in your heart.


©2014 Carmen Borrero

About the Author Carmen Borrero
With a great upbringing, She learned to view the world around her, turning thoughts and ideas into penned, written words. Her poetry has been featured in Hardaway High School's Talon Literary Magazine (2000) and the US Library of Congress (2001). Her poem entitle "The Passing of Time" placed in the HBO Sharing the Stories Then and Now Creative Expressions Contest (2002). Carmen received a honorable mention from the Columbus Consolidated Government Rails to Trails Naming/Art Contest (2010). In addition, this is herfirst time entering a piece in The Political Poet Contest. She resides in Columbus, Georgia with her mother, Peggy and sister, Sheila. "I enjoy everything life has to offer, joining in multi-cultural events, attending church regularly, spotting a frog or two, and especially Atlanta Braves baseball- (just to name a few)!"

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fifth Place Poem

I look around


I look around this world and see… so many things crying out to me!

Politics have just became a constant battle; “Who’s right, Who’s wrong?”

Instead of having open-mindedness, people’s stubbornness causes blindness!

People seem to just ignore... what’s going on and what’s in store...

Instead of fighting with each other, open your heart and love your brother!

We need to get together and stand for what is right for this DEAR LAND!

For just this once forget the “Labels”, Stand up for “Right!” Look at the tables!

There’s so much truth in this one call; “Together we stand, Divided we fall!”


©2014 Lisa Koohns

About the Author Lisa Koohns

Lisa Koohns was born and raised in Connersville, Indiana. She attended school at CHS. Lisa enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and all outdoor activities. She is the mother of two sons; Dan and Dusten Koohns.