Another Day More

Fiery, fiery, likened the charge, four hoof-beats will change the size of the man. The circle will shrink, but the ring enlarge,
 enclosing a score on Custer’s last stand. Solo each kill that builds into clusters; all fallen the men, the army of Custer’s. Violence will grow with a personal skill— and Custer had four […] Continue reading

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Many’s The Moon

~ By Sixty-Seven Things would be different. Enter the picture, Of marginal man. By Sixty-Eight It was too late, To ever go back There again. The difference, Appearance; A difference, Began. Many’s the moon, In the end. ~ Ed was a cousin, Ed was a friend; We never saw Edward Ever again. One decade long […] Continue reading

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Tales of the Tribe

  Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6  Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction.  Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading

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Union Station and Paradigm Shift

  An abstract journey through concrete Americana with a lagniappe through the “Great Discussion.” From serious humor to light-hearted gravitas, this is a trip you need to enjoy. Poetic postcards of Americana will be provided for. Our trip commences upon your arrival at Union Station, and continues until we arrive at a Paradigm Shift – […] Continue reading

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Sacre-Doted Children

…. Once, we were soldiers, Boys of eighteen; Intrepid and stupid, One just sixteen. Some were rock stolid, Caught-up in fraught; In rightness of action, Righteous, we thought. We were the children Of the Great War Our fathers had fought in, So there’d be no more. Dearer to children, O Lord! Give us pause – […] Continue reading

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Wildfire

~ A high school reunion where people trade names and stories of glories, enamors, and days of spent youth, by mistruth – The past is all changed. “But, Mary was hot! Is Mary the same?” I play fool’s dominion and give away not, that Mary and I were close in close ways; but, I went […] Continue reading

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Der Üntermensch

~ Here is a story     that needs to be told: Eternal Recurrence,     gets lost in the fold.   This story begins     at the end of a war, the war we would win,     before would be more.   As spoils go to victors,     the mantle was […] Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

…. She was fifteen, he, twenty-one, to me, an exceptional difference. He was just back from Nam and she had exceptional preference.   Hell! it couldn’t be wrong her being so young; besides, himself was twenty-one. Dark secrets come slowly undone.   ‘Twas the age of the Sixties, though Seventy, young; the past can not […] Continue reading

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Politics 113

~ A war is proceeding, It’s not “Over There.” No drums Nor bugles, No Standards to bear.   Just back-alley deals, And clandestine dares. One troop in trouble, A rupture is near.   It’s foe, though out-numbered, The club doesn’t care. The Business of business, A sordid affair.   The loss through this all, A […] Continue reading

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A Red Badge of Courage

  “That’s what you need. A button, a card, to prove you’re indeed.”   And all I had asked: “A discount for vets?”   I laid down my Key-Fobs, once hung ’round my neck.   “These are called ‘Dog-Tags,’ will they do the trick?”   “Oh no, Sir, I’m sorry. You’ll still need a button: […] Continue reading

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One Day Will Come

  The weather seems perfect    in Honolulu Even if rain    on old Oahu.   It never lasts long    but comes and then goes, The weather is perfect    in Honolulu.   Three times per day,    maybe some more; Some rains last longer,    like that or a war.   Two-Hundred years,    a revolving door, Each generation    (which […] Continue reading

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Elephant Butte

~ The water runs deep dark and steep just a few feet from the lake shore   and all eyes will sweep the largeness she keeps – she’s a butte of a lake, and much more.   The boys of their teens are barely just weaned from the babies they were just before,   then […] Continue reading

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1967 Ghazal

I was born free, and easy, gentle on my mind. nineteen sixty seven was a different time.   now, nothing is left, but to simply exist. being one from some time, I incorporate this.   strange, how a culture can shock to the core. itself is itself, of itself, it endures.   time slips away […] Continue reading

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The Land O Plenty

~  In the Land O Plenty a tow-head is born to a freshly made married young couple.   They had gotten themselves perhaps into trouble, from whence a tow-head got formed.   Her family, all farmers, migrate from strip-farms to steel-mills in Depression and war.   His, they’re all vets, from Union and Rebel; they’re […] Continue reading

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Code Talkers

….   communication   a system a language a nation   a notion of devotion in the heart or the head   when a Rose arose instead   ….  the following is for NaPoWriMo, day 11. A tanka, I converted from  Code Talkers: communication: a system, language, nation; devotion notion, from the heart; or in […] Continue reading

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