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and the wealthy taketh away.

The Lord Giveth...

The letter above appeared in our local newspaper’s opinion section: I am sure similar letters appear throughout newspapers all over our country. This is my response to the letter: Socialist Regime? Socialism is when government (tax payers) pays for infrastructure that is used by the community like roads, bridges, police, fire...
An American tradition to discontinue

HATE

I am a Jap I am a fag I am a wop I am a spic I am a slut I am a gook I am a kike I am a cunt I am a Mick I am a kraut...
One July day in Brooklyn, a long time ago…

The Block

This was their world, every inch, from one corner to the other. They were as relaxed and secure on ‘the block’ as most other people...
and the wealthy taketh away.

The Lord Giveth...

The letter above appeared in our local newspaper’s opinion section: I am sure similar letters appear throughout newspapers all over our country. This is my response to the letter: Socialist Regime? Socialism is when government (tax...
Puerto Rico plight in poetry

PUERTO RICO: “LAMENTO BORINCANO” -- REDUX

In Puerto Rican parlance, and a derivative of the indigenous language and Spanish, the island is known as, “Borinquen” or “Borinquén.” Puerto Ricans, in turn, call themselves, “Borinqueños,” “Borincanos” or “Borícuas.” “Lamento Borincano” is a plaintive song that describes...
Is nothing sacred? NOPE

International Blasphemy Day

International Blasphemy Day holiday was created in response to laws the world over that attempt to curtail what can be said, sung, drawn, painted and filmed based on arbitrary rules from one or another of the so-called holy books. The...
The resurgence of fascism

NOT the golden dawn

The golden dawn, the acceptance of the extreme right into government in Norway, the resurgence of the worst kind of Nazis in the Baltic, Austria & Hungary, Greece - the media romance of France with the front national - these...
Elements, in verse, which care and kill in inverse proportion

FLAMA, VENTIS, AQUA: NATURE’S VOLATILE, “PAS de TROIS”

Fire, wind and water, Though usefulsometimes they be, When they shouldn’toughtta, They become a sightto see. They can worktogether. Sometimes they appearalone, Quite hell-bent forleather, A threat to both skinand bone. We can’t say whichdanger Is worse than theother two...
bitter blood

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