Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Presidential Cuff Links”

Cuff links One thinks Showoff. (Suggested by Harry Bradford’s article, “Jamie Dimon’s Presidential Cufflinks A Gift From A White House Resident“, The Huffington Post, June 15, 2012.)

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“Insider Trading”

Hundreds of millions, not enough Billionaire circle, the dream Jail cell, the reality. (Suggested by “Big verdict on insider trading“, by Peter Lattman and Azam Ahmed, New York Times News Service.)

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“The Prosecution Rests”

Eight sit in the chair And testify against the man. Tension fills the air They tell their tales as best they can. A hero, a coach The man is on trial for rape. Ten, he did approach Young boys. Too … Continue reading

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“Prosperity Gospel”

Give me your quarters Your dimes, your ones I’ll fill my coffers. God loves me. (Inspired by AP article, “Atlanta area megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar arrested on battery charge after family dispute“, The Washington Post, June 8, 2012.)

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“Aftermath”

Worn coat, ragged blanket Young girl walking away. Loving arms, soft voices Urging me to stay. Home. (Inspired by Edward Colimore’s article, “Afro-Germans find community“, in The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 2012.)

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“Bulgaria”

Ancient skel’tons anchored to the ground Stakes driven through each chest. Limbs askew, mouths agape Their mortal forms at rest. Vampires (Suggested by AP article, “In Bulgaria, vampire clues”, June 06, 2012.)

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“Age”

I sniff the air and smell the smells of men. The young reek of life hard lived Midlifers pong of life lived hard The old no longer smell. (Based on Faye Flam’s article, “Theory on age-linked odor passes sniff test–sort … Continue reading

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“Rights”

Thousands gather in Tahrir Square Fifty of them female. Heads covered and heads bare The women meet so they can rail. “Stop harassment. We want our rights.” Their shouts are loud and true. Hordes of bullies start their fights And persecution … Continue reading

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