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Matters of Interest Poetry

Politics As Usual…

 The time for shaking hands with the devil has run its course Crated shards of rust and corrosion Promises never kept, A disturbing theme recurring, causing the inevitable collapse of dreams Held together by flakes of rusted iron Shedding its coat before leaking secrets and lies One step ahead of the masses… Two steps behind the humanity trodden upon…

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A Parting of the Ways

The star of this year’s sideshow Greeted by a chauffeur holding a sign with his name An overnight target  Making strangers happy   The result always uncertain Not wanting to press the issue Ravaging some, leaving others unscathed Shoved into a sock the wide way Connecting to the world through crossed wires A necessary parting of the ways, the only way out

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Stepping Out

Stepping Out   Reaching the apogee of power Corruptions played over a grand stage From deceptive tactics that confuse Even the shrewdest     Unsubstantiated assertions going too far Parroting preposterous thinking Flummoxed by the ticking clock Empty promises overrated-- nothing comes from nothing   The absence of solutions to human needs An enemy of all mankind Ardent protesters Unpracticed and out of sync       People from all walks of life Lockstep, moving in new directions Daring to disturb...

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Pub Talk

Languages blended in a cacophony of laughter Entwined, interwoven as though there were no barriers A comforting roar of non-denominational sounds Rising, lowering, uniting as one voice Diversity alive, screaming to be heard Pardoning the world from unspeakable wrongs Delivered in the name of country, One voice, One right, Instead, in this one place, at night, in a pub Many voices proclaim love, laughter No hidden agenda!

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Nameless at the Landings Bar

  The early fall envelops Darkness whispers to the night From the depths of lost souls wandering To fill the sadness of the night   Arriving at dusk Drenched in cologne A signature scent Wafting signals through the crowded room     Invisible pheromones stirring up hope For all the nameless people trying to cope Sharing a moment suspended in time Shuttering the loneliness, and the nine to five grind

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I’m a Really Orange Pumpkin

    I’m big and round and have ripples of fun           I’m a really orange pumpkin from too much time in the sun Little Ted, Tim, and JD love to wear costumes with my orange smiley face, To Trick-or-Treat on Halloween at their favorite haunting place!!

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New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

  Start with a seed, a proven champion winner Give it time and water, and cater to its every whimper The yearly quest to grow a two ton pumpkin for the Topsfield fair Will the record be broken, or does anyone really care?   The stakes are high for these competitive growers The money and the prestige will be heightened or lowered Keep the size secret for there is always quite the fight To win the freakish pumpkin contest on which they’ve set their sights!       Avid New England pumpkin growers on the great pumpkin patch tour Staring...

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YOLO, YOLO

YOLO, YOLO               (You Only Live Once)   YO,YO,YO--LO,LO,LO--YOLO,YOLO,YOLO--LO YOLO to the max, as max, as max does max On the top of the heap, YOLO,YOLO Rapping YOLO, YOLO--You Only Live Once! YOLO, YOLO, RAPPING YO,YO,LO,LO,LO Everyday, everyday, rapping YOLO, YOLO YO,YO --LO,LO,LO, Rap Rap, Rap RAPPER DRAKE RAPPING--RAP ON, RAP ON—WITH YO MOTTO-- YOLO Only youth kicks out the MOTTO, YOLO,YOLO , Kicking hi, kicking low, YOLO, YOLO, You Only Live Once You Only Live Once, as once may be too much Or once in a lifetime, or anyone’s...

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In the Eye of the Beholder

( os Gemeo’s mural installed on Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston)   A young boy, brightly clad in pajamas A tightly huddled, cartoonish caricature Somber, posing, a shirt covering his head …or A massive, masked subject Swathed in a head cloth Harboring illicit intentions Facing South Station in Boston A Gateway to an international community   An art community’s dream? …or A culture clash for a city Still unsettled Still wounded from 911, a decade ago   Whimsical scarf and mismatched pajamas A child-like figure in an imposing...

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Tweeting, #London Style

In the ‘70’s Mood rings were an intriguing fad Capturing the emotional mood of humans From blue to black   Check your mood, again and again A variable barometer of moodiness— Hour after hour   Fast forward forty odd years Social media powered light shows The fad Using tweets To define the mood of a city As it begins the summer Olympics, 2012 London style!   Tweet by day, Tweet by night Watch what happens As the ferris wheel lights   Round and round Building a yellow light glow Determining the city’s mood Highlighting...

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