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  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 106 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2014

    09/30/2014 8:24:10 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,043 replies
    October 1, 2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Poem on an Autumn Evening

    09/25/2014 9:09:07 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 11 replies
    Self | 09/26/14 | 50sDad
    I see the bodies pile high, young girls that squirm and twist, And still the ignorant soccer moms chirp at me “Coexist!” Well, some beliefs are just plain evil, some ideas just don’t rise To any kind of standard that free people cheer and prize. I will not smile while people die, with Liberals grinning dumb I will stand up and shout aloud when monsters drooling come And sadder still than murderous beasts are you who simply stand Foundationless, with no beliefs beyond the shifting sand Like Chamberlain, and weak-willed fools who let vile Hitler grow You will refuse with...
  • Joshua DuBois to unemployed African-Americans: Have you considered a career in poetry?

    08/21/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Joshua DuBois is the author of The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama and Stories of Faith in the White House. Dubois headed the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships during Obama’s first term. And he’s a buffoon… Chris Matthews: What about the kid who begins to start thinking about his life in his mid-teens…and he’s thinking, ‘where am I going in this world?’ (SNIP) Dubois: I’m gonna say to him, ‘tap into your inherent creativity and your inherent strengths’. Cuz he may be a poet. He may express that poetry in terms of rap music....
  • Keeper of Names

    07/08/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 43 replies
    Steve Peacock, poet | n/a | Steve Peacock
    (Based an actual encounter in an inner-city Trenton, NJ charter school). A poem.Keeper of Names By Steve Peacock Why do so many black students’ names end with “-quan” and “-asia,” the middle-aged white teacher inquires of the sole black educator in the break room. As I understand it, she replies humbly, (so as not to claim expertise on the matter), “quan,” like “DaeQuan,” has African roots. But what about “asia”? We’ve got Ta’Asia, Ti’Asia, Sequasia, Shyasia? I am truly unsure, she says. Still, he persists. There’s also Arquasia, Tintasia, and… I said I don’t know. Then there’s Quintasia, Sashasia… Oh...
  • The Good Guys and Their Guns

    07/07/2014 8:39:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    JPFO ^ | 5 July, 2014 | Claire Wolfe
    Courtesy KFSN-TV They swaggered through the jewelry store. They thought they'd have some fun. They'd seen cool gangstas on YouTube. Like those, they had a gun. But then they nearly peed their pants 'Cause the owner of the store Emerged with loaded 12-gage.* They went racing for the door. Run, you cowards, run! 'Cause you're no match you're no match For a grandpa with a gun! The burglarly looked easy. The family was asleep. So Lance thought he could have his way And fill his pockets deep. But Dad, he grabbed a .45 And Sonny a shotgun While mom and...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2014

    05/31/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,371 replies
    6-1-2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Maya Angelou dead at 86

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou has died. She was 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning.
  • Common Core Disses Poetry

    05/02/2014 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The list of what is missing from the Obama Administration’s Common Core education reforms continues to grow. “Given the paucity of standards mentioning poetry at all, never mind the elements of poetry, it is not clear that poetry as a genre can be well addressed by English teachers in a Common Core-oriented classroom,” a new study from the Pioneer Institute notes. “Nor can they easily choose to do so in the reduced amount of time that English teachers are to spend on literary texts during an academic year.” The Pioneer Institute study was compiled by: Anthony Esolen, a professor of...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2014

    05/01/2014 7:22:08 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 625 replies
    5-1-2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • A poem for Holy Saturday (brought an unexpected tear to my eye)

    04/19/2014 2:07:52 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Sr. Mary Ada | April 19, 2014 | Sister Mary Ada, OSJ
    Limbo by Sister Mary Ada, OSJ The ancient grayness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The Son of God is dead; He died this afternoon.” A murmurous excitement stirred All souls. They wondered if they dreamed – Save one old man who seemed Not even to have heard. And Moses, standing, Hushed them all to ask If any had a welcome song prepared. If not, would David take the task? And if they cared Could not the three young...
  • If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    04/17/2014 12:34:57 PM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 8 replies
    My cousin Patricia read the following poem at her mother's funeral yesterday. (That would be my Aunt Pat.) There wasn't a dry eye in the place. And if that didn't get you, then her sister Debbie, in her eulogy, remembering those who have left us since last August did: my Mom, their sister Barbara, my niece Lisa and most recently, our cousin Mary Ann. Attrib. David M. Romano, 1993 If Tomorrow Starts Without Me… If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;...
  • Poetry Corner: Ode to Harry Reid

    04/11/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 12 replies
    4-11-14 | Moi
    Inspiration: Now there is a Senator Harry Reid, Who will perform any low, dirty deed, He is owned by the mob Your grandma he’ll rob, To give his granddaughter a gift of greed
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2014

    03/31/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 560 replies
    4-1-2014 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2014

    03/01/2014 11:43:41 AM PST · by JustAmy · 784 replies
    3-1-2014 | | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary - with Edward Hopper art

    02/09/2014 2:00:06 AM PST · by deks · 78 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 10, 2010 | Hendix, Hopper, BarryLyndon63
    VIDEO: Jimi Hendrix sings "The Wind Cries Mary" in a montage with Edward Hopper paintings. Taking a great song with poetic lyrics by Hendrix and combining it with great art by Hopper seems right, and I haven't found anything like it before. The third Hopper painting shown is called "Nighthawks" and has been featured in past Freepathon threads. It looks like the paintings in the video have been processed with a photo effect that, while not unpleasant, is not the same as the original paintings.
  • Marxist Poetry @ the MLA

    01/30/2014 10:39:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 29, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Only at the Modern Language Association (MLA) can you find an English professor who will boldly go where no Marxist has ever gone before. It is one thing to think Marx was a brilliant economist, despite more than a century’s worth of evidence to the contrary. It is quite another to think he was a talented poet. To Crystal Lynn Bartolovich of Syracuse University, Marx was the master of “critical irony.”
  • Stand up for true English!

    01/14/2014 9:28:06 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 15 replies
    01-14-2014 | WesternCulture
    What was so great about Chaucer? Some people seem to think he more or less invented the English language. Well, did he? By no means. Discussing authors, should anyone ever compare Chaucer to the likes of Hamlet, Petrarch or Dante? Never. Geoffrey's major source of influence, Giovanni Boccaccio, was a pretty good writer of short stories, but on the other hand, Western literature really could've done without him. In style as well as content, Chaucer was an unaccomplished Boccaccio impersonator. There are plenty of good reasons to admire Britain, but contrary to what is regarded as an axiomatic truth in...
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    01/12/2014 6:41:22 PM PST · by not2be4gotten.com · 73 replies
    I remember poetry night, at the kitchen table, every Wednesday. When I was a kid, I hated "poetry night" when we had supper together. My mom made us read poems, every Wednesday night. It was so uncool. That was 30 years ago and I was in my teens. And now, I ask you to consider the following: Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February, 2014

    12/31/2013 10:31:28 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,127 replies
    12-31-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • 10 liberal limericks for 2013

    12/27/2013 9:00:19 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 15 replies
    In clear violation of op-ed protocol, this week I’m suspending prose and having a little good, clean, limericky fun at liberals’ expense because – well, because they just make it so darn easy. (Warning: Some are bad and others worse. Side effects may include groaning, nausea, vomiting and involuntary eye-rolling.) Here they are in no particular order. Happy New Year, and may God bless you in 2014! (Yes, you too, my liberal friends.)
  • Book Review, "Taps on the Walls"

    12/16/2013 6:18:13 AM PST · by Portcall24 · 10 replies
    Taps on the Walls - Poems from the Hanoi Hilton ^ | 2013 | Major General John Borling
    worked for Major General John Borling when he was a Colonel in the basement of the Pentagon. I’ve been in touch with him and received permission to share one of the poems from his book. In addition to the poems being well developed and written, what is unique is the fact that originally they were NOT written. That’s right. All of these poems were developed in his and his fellow POW’s minds over several years while sitting in small solitary cells in the Hanoi Hilton. John was there almost 7 years. The poems were memorized and communicated between each other...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2013

    11/30/2013 9:43:58 PM PST · by JustAmy · 716 replies
    11-30-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November, 2013

    10/31/2013 9:50:38 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 662 replies
    October 31,2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • The Blind Men and the President

    10/18/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT · by Claud · 14 replies
    Free Republic original | 10/18/2013 | Claud
    The Blind Men and the PresidentWith scant apologies to John Godfrey Saxe, whose poem is a theological atrocity. Six voters of Ameristan,
 To morals not inclined, 
 
All cast a vote for President
 
 (Though all of them were blind)
 To serve as confirmation
 
that they had an open mind. The First in vaunted academe
 who, happening to hear 
 
a telepromptered eloquence,

 did shed a happy tear: 
 
“For once we have a President 

 as smart as we are here!” The Second in a nightclub

 an obscenely fevered fray,
 Shouted that a magazine

 Announced it clear as day.
...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2013

    09/30/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 794 replies
    10-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • For Trayvon Martin: How did the world get here? (In poetic form)

    08/07/2013 2:40:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | August 5, 2013 | Donald E. Lacy Jr.
    <p>How did the world get here? Did you hear what they said: Another young brother is dead. Meanwhile Zimmerman is set free; how the f*** can this be? A man with a gun killed Sybrina and Tracy’s son. Yet he received an acquittal while Trayvon was only armed with a bag of skittles, showing once again how little America values Black life.</p>
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August/September 2013

    08/01/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 1,179 replies
    August 1, 2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Carlos Danger Limerick Thread [Post yours. Vanity]

    07/26/2013 10:00:20 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 47 replies
    FR ^ | 7/26/2013 | me
    FReepers, please post your Carlos Danger limericks.
  • Japan Police Hunt Haiku Writer After Five Killings

    07/23/2013 4:30:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    ABC ^ | Tue Jul 23, 2013
    Japanese police are hunting a poetry-writing killer after the bodies of five people were found in a tiny mountain village. The five victims represent a third of the population of the hamlet in western Yamaguchi prefecture, where police found three corpses on Sunday after two houses were burned to the ground. Investigators on Monday discovered the bodies of two more people, who reports said appeared to have been battered to death. All five of the dead were in their 70s or 80s. The chief suspect is a 63-year-old villager at whose home police found a "haiku" poem stuck to the...
  • 'If My Vagina Was a Gun'

    07/13/2013 12:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 98 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-11-13 | The Young Turks
    When it was Katie Helm's turn to speak, she knew what to do with her brilliant protest poem, "If My Vagina Was a Gun," noting the hypocrisy of Texas conservatives. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June & July, 2013

    06/01/2013 3:58:06 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,016 replies
    June 1, 2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2013

    05/01/2013 3:30:44 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 474 replies
    May 1, 2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2013

    04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 464 replies
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  • Let's Chat About Censorship

    03/23/2013 8:32:58 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 1998 | WILLIAM H. HONAN
    <p>I came across this article from 1998 and I wanted to get some input from the fine folks at FR on the subject of censorship.There is more to this article at http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/30/nyregion/student-says-catholic-college-censored-her-published-poem.html but I was not sure about posting stuff from the NYT.</p>
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2013

    03/01/2013 7:30:59 AM PST · by JustAmy · 566 replies
    3-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2013

    01/31/2013 9:39:40 PM PST · by JustAmy · 477 replies
    2-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Poetry on the Potomac

    01/11/2013 6:12:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    A poet laureate comes to Washington. Yawn. In the world capital of the sound and fury that often signifies not very much, the disciplined sentiments of a poet sound as alien as a tax cut for millionaires. We live in a city of argument, one-upsmanship, and winners and losers playing a power game where rhetoric rules without eloquence. Pragmatism trumps poetry every time. We have no majesty, none of the grace notes of language and no call for a poet to memorialize events, celebratory or tragic. But wait. Natasha Trethewey, the newest poet laureate, wants to change that. By moving...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2013

    01/01/2013 9:33:41 AM PST · by JustAmy · 848 replies
    1-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2012

    12/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST · by JustAmy · 968 replies
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  • William Shatner launches new app called Shatoetry

    11/04/2012 5:51:41 AM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 20 replies
    Slash Gear ^ | November 4, 2012 | Shane McGlaun
    Most geeks will know William Shatner as the original Captain Kirk from Star Trek. Shatner has also acted in other memorable roles including lawyer Denny Crane and Frank O’Hara on Psych. Shatner has launched a new application called Shatoetry that plays on Shatner’s known body of spoken word works. The app is available for the iPhone and comes with a library of pre-recorded words allowing users to create unique “Shatisms” that play using Shatner’s voice. Shatner says that his life is unlike any other celebrity allowing users to make him say whatever they want him to say. The app supports...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November, 2012

    10/31/2012 10:23:31 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,008 replies
    11-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2012

    09/30/2012 8:00:50 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 757 replies
    October 1, 2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
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  • 2013 Poet Laureate nominees (if Bam wins? )

    09/29/2012 12:25:00 PM PDT · by tsomer · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 2009 | Elizabeth Alexander
    If 'bam get's reelected, will we host another extravaganza? Will we have another poet reciting verse. In case you forgot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7eH7U3vCLQ Well, this time, let's give somebody else a turn at the podium. I nominate Snoop Dogg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaCodgL9cvk&feature=relmfu
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August and September, 2012

    07/31/2012 11:20:27 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,234 replies
    August 1, 2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • I fancy myself a poet (vanity)

    07/31/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT · by Conservaliberty · 8 replies
    vanity | 7-31-12 | Conservaliberty
    “Taxation without Representation!” Nearly all have heard the phrase Of much frustrated patriots In revolutionary days. “Don’t tread on me!” they cried, When tax and tariff maimed their trade; In protest they boycotted tea, They fought against the British raid. They were a nation uprising; Their oppressors’ rule capsizing. Ah, England, how much kinder was Your injustice to us then Than from this fracturing Republic Turned totalitarian. At what point in recent history Would Patrick Henry cry for death, While modern patriots idly stood, Clamped their noses, held their breath, And voted for the lesser of two evils?
  • BBC: Taliban poetry and the lone fighter

    07/11/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 July 2012 | Dawood Azami
    Epic songs and battle hymns have for centuries lent fortitude to tribal warriors. But as international forces begin winding down their operations, the Islamist militants are redoubling efforts to take ownership of this treasured cultural tradition and use it for their own ends. They believe poetry converted to chants will help them recruit new fighters and inspire existing ones. Earlier this year the Taliban launched a new website called Tarani (meaning chants or ballads). It provides links to hundreds of chants by dozens of different singers. A book of Taliban poems has even been translated into English and published this...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2012

    06/30/2012 10:58:06 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 911 replies
    7-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2012

    06/01/2012 4:02:29 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 808 replies
    6-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )