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Jen

2024-02-29
A little gem.


an ex-president abroad

2024-02-28
So it would seem.


Erie Waters

2024-02-26
Not really good, but interesting.


Critical Source

2024-02-25
Of course. As Winston Churchill said, "History is written by the victors."


Dream by Ann Wood

2024-02-24
Pleasant thoughts. I hope that your dream is realized.


When The Trolls Are Dragged Out

2024-02-24
It's funny, isn't it? Germany was the bad guy in two world wars. Now, the Germans are just wonderful. The Russians played, by far, the biggest part in the fight against the Nazis. They helped us enormously, but we've never liked them. We endlessly antagonize them. I wonder whether that ever will change.


Ill-Fitting Jacket

2024-02-22
Great metaphor!


sotheby's

2024-02-22
Exactly!


HOSPITAL DAYS - 10

2024-02-20
Well done, Allen. I agree that there are parallels between religion and modern medicine. Both demand our faith. Also, congratulations.


The 5th Dimension

2024-02-20
Nicely done.


Simple Arithmetic

2024-02-19
Calm down, Dougie. I was writing about nations killing people in other countries, not nations abusing their own minorities, as the Chinese are the Uighurs and Tibetans, the Americans are the blacks, the Turks are the Kurds, the Indians are the Muslims, and so on.


Alexe´ Navalny

2024-02-16
It's fun to blame communism for all of the world's ills, but Russia is not a communist country. It's a run-of-the-mill authoritarian state with a capitalist economy. Capitalism, of course, has produced more than its share of terrors, but the truth is that Navalny's death should be blamed on the Putin regime, not any particular economic system.


T R U T H - for sale

2024-02-16
Exactly.


Crabs & White Wine

2024-02-15
It must be very interesting to read your old diaries, encountering someone entirely different from you who happens to have the same name.


the filth keeps me grounded

2024-02-14
Nicely done.


suspensive clauses

2024-02-11
Trump's a moron, but even morons sometimes get things right. The Soviet Union is gone. The Warsaw Pact has disbanded. There is no need for NATO. It's nothing but a gang of goons looking for trouble. The world would be a much better, much safer place if it ceased to exist.


Your body is electric

2024-02-11
The final stanza is a knockout. Nice work.


REFLECTION

2024-02-08
Just what one should do on such a day.


The Final COUNTDOWN

2024-02-06
Exactly,


Limits of Self

2024-01-31
Great metaphors. Here's to the voyagers.


The Inevitable two State Solution

2024-01-30
The "two-state solution" is a ridiculous fantasy entertained by Zionism's apologists. Zionism, like all forms of nationalism, represents racism. Israeli Jews already have officially taken most of Palestine, killing, evicting and severely mistreating Arab Palestinians. Piece by piece, they are incorporating the West Bank into Israel. As a result, there is no place in which to establish this second state. Moreover, the exiled Palestinians deserve to return to the homes throughout Palestine from which they were driven. A "Jewish" state, like a white South African state, is an abomination. It should be abolished, replaced with a normal, respectable secular democracy which is equally welcoming to Jews and Arabs.


you shouldn't add more chaos to chaos, dear sower

2024-01-27
He certainly has contributed to it.


9/11

2024-01-27
Well done. Life as it's actually lived in a poem.


the prayers

2024-01-19
Indeed! Freedom is an illusion. Free food is real.


I WANTED YOU!

2024-01-16
A fine description of young love's terrible intensity.


Ramblings 643

2024-01-15
With some people, honesty is ill-advised, and civility is difficult.


Everyday in Jumbleorium, XXVII (Monica & Jehovah)

2024-01-13
I always lusted after Marantzes, but ended up settling for pedestrian Kenwoods and Onkyos.


....0..... NOTHING?

2024-01-13
Only if you accept them.


Lost Horizon

2024-01-12
From what I've read, it does seem that they were very badly treated.


Mother GAZA

2024-01-10
We are witnessing a war crime. Those of us who live in the U.S. are paying for it. We, too, are criminals.


Our Beloved Abbey

2024-01-09
Two companions lost within a year. I'm sorry.


HOW TO FLY A KITE

2024-01-08
Very nice, Allen. This poem has the ring of first-hand experience.


The Mediocre Grotesque

2023-12-31
Good luck!


* H A P P Y - S A M E - Y E A R *

2023-12-31
Probably, but you never know.


At the turn of the year

2023-12-31
Good thoughts, Dougie. I hope that your wish is granted.


Names, Faces, Chairs

2023-12-19
"Lighting up like Caryl Chessman at the Holy Chair;" that's a line for the ages!


who is - MAMA SANTA CLAUS?

2023-12-17
She seems to have been happy when she died.


"tout est dans tout"

2023-12-13
Maybe it's just another idiotic waste of breath, like "it is what it is."


INTENT

2023-12-11
Yes, with poetry, words are very important, their meanings, their sounds, also their freshness, but I have to agree with Ken. Once the words reach the ears and eyes of others, their writer's intent no longer matters.


GOOD MORNING MISTER POSTMAN

2023-12-09
A thoughtful gesture.


A Poem to My Poem

2023-12-08
I'm glad that your poems are so polite. The ones around here come at me like mosquitoes or mean dogs.


Patterns

2023-12-08
Not many people see existence so clearly. Great job, Ingvar.


Hospice

2023-12-08
A fine, sober poem written by a brave man. You've done well, Joe.


HOSPITAL BLUES - 1

2023-12-07
You could dwell on thoughts of mortality, but that's not much fun. Besides, doctors' diagnoses aren't always correct. You may as well go on working to make your life more pleasant. There's satisfaction in that, and you may end up having quite a bit of time to enjoy the improvements you've made.


A Polished Boot

2023-12-06
Outstanding!


natural civilization

2023-12-05
In this nation of immigrants, nothing is more American than hating more recent immigrants.


agent double

2023-12-04
If you're playing a role, you know what you're doing, so you're not a patsy.


you should better find yourself a god

2023-12-04
If you saw people as obstacles to YOUR rage to succeed, you'd be a monster, like Donald Trump.


HOSPITAL DAYS - 2

2023-12-04
I'm guessing that you'll never reach that point, Allen. My father and father-in-law both became totally incapacitated, but they hung on. My 91 year-old mother dozes on her couch all day with the TV blaring. I can't understand why she bothers to go on, but she does. That's just the way people are.


Ditty

2023-12-04
Wild, lunatic perfection!