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Poetic Validation Of Opposition To Confederate Monuments

The Cause Lost Was Treachery

Few nays were heard, those hundred yearsSince Abe Lincoln was killed.No self-[flagellation, no soggy tears,When the Great Lost Cause was willed. The Rebel losers, in their grief,Having lost their valuable property,Sought about like a common thiefTo replace it with absurdity. The property that walked and talked and mocked them soHad left such an empty gap.They needed a vessel they could rowBeyond that mocking flap. The other void they needed to fill,Where once there was a heart and soul,Now lived an ache they needed to kill,And try to make themselves whole. One saw these sad sons of DixieAs naught but traitorous...
A work of historical 'fiction'

Terrible Knowledge

The Little Prince Of Brooklyn

Mommy sick

a paeon to the resilience of David’s people

AT LONG Last…

Written at the beginning of the millennium. Twenty years later, with the rise of vitriol and violence still in pursuit of a people as old as the Pyramids, a reprint is timely. With faith and family intact,...
Hate-letter against Puerto Rico emerges from the past

VIRULENT LETTER PROMPTS CRY FOR PUERTO RICO INDEPENDENCE

Disrespect and mistreatment of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans spans centuries. It starts with the island being handed over as a prize of war after Spain’s defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898. For some time, Puerto Ricans were merely...
A Comparison of Trump’s Puny Emigration Raid to Ike’s Big Kahuna

OPERATION WETBACK, PART DEUX

President Donald J. Trump’s frenzied, double-edged sword of spreading fear and currying favor by dramatically announcing, delaying, and then re-instituting Immigration and Customs (ICE) raids upon those he considers to be in the country illegally, reminds me of a similar...
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