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  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2016

    07/01/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 297 replies
    July 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    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. : )
  • Christopher Walken reads The Raven

    05/23/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 20, 2013 | Erica Elizabeth Ravenwood
    Christopher Walken reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. A short film starring Christopher Walken.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2016

    03/31/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 914 replies
    April 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    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 Conservative Spring (Poetry)

    03/01/2016 5:34:19 PM PST · by txnativegop · 8 replies
    Personal | 1 Mar 2016 | txnativegop
    The Conservative Spring -- A Poem I The Constitution of the United States has been ignored. for too long. Its' adherents have stood by with anger. The constitutionalists demanded that it be followed but were ignored. Actions taken by liberals will no longer be ignored. Those who value the Constitution are being driven by a desire to correct the mistaken laws passed by the Left. They can't be ignored this election cycle. However, the call for correction has been ignored, by the American Left. The way the Constitution is understood will change in the aftermath of this election and the...
  • Super Tuesday Poetry - vanity

    03/01/2016 11:00:35 AM PST · by Badboo · 7 replies
    3/1/16 | Self
    Susan Constant's Redux -- by the bad boo Folks are desperate Rightly so So they seek hope In the loneliest abode. --- It matters not, that wit, charm, or pleasing manners Do not there reside For it is anger That drives them deep inside. --- Their incomes lost Their patrimony so cheaply sold To recover their ancestral culture Fans the flame of their soul. --- A fools errand, perhaps, we'll see But least we judge them provincial in scope Can we rightfully deny them Their forlorn hope? --- Choices here are not to be had Between a communist An establishment...
  • Obama recites love poem to wife on national television (Biggest FR BARF Alert EVER!)

    02/12/2016 11:09:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House. President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine's Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating the lovers' holiday with her: On Friday's broadcast of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the president recited a love poem he says he had planned to deliver to the first lady in person.
  • Liquor: the Poetic Truth (What's Behind the the Sacred) [a translation from an Arabic article]

    01/21/2016 10:03:17 AM PST · by Ulmius · 10 replies
    Raseef22 ^ | December 24, 2015 | Omar al-Ma'moun
    Liquor is abundant in Arabic culture, its role a liquid of material and spiritual pleasure; considering that the Arab heritage is poetic as well as literary, liquor and other spirits abound in these works, their presence being felt in many types of poetic works. This makes liquor an element in reading material, a depiction meant to show splendor and fame, or a catchall term for drinks similar to it. So that one may attempt to approach the poetic truth, characteristics are attributed to liquor, like being a drink with the ability to transcend that which is sensual or habitual (any...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2016

    01/02/2016 4:03:36 AM PST · by JustAmy · 1,288 replies
    January 2, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    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. : )
  • Much Madness Is Divinest Sense

    11/21/2015 9:05:47 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 21, 2015 | Michel Evanchik
    As the Long March of the left burns and hacks its way through the nation's remaining cultural institutions-reenacting the Cultural Revolution on American soil-and Europeans who balk at being invaded by the Vanguards of Islam are condemned as Islamophobic bigots, it's appropriate to reflect upon the words of a woman who is considered by many to be America's greatest poet. She captures the surreality of living in a time and place where rational thought has been cast out of the public square Much Madness Is The Divinest Sense To a discerning eye Much sense the Starkest Madness 'Tis the Majority...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2015

    09/30/2015 8:40:33 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,139 replies
    October 1, 2015 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    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. : )
  • How a white guy got his poem published by changing his name to Yi-Fen Chou

    09/08/2015 12:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A rather strange tale comes across the transom to us today from the rough and tumble world of competitive poetry publishing. (Okay… I confess. I really just wanted to type that sentence.) But putting all snark aside, the Washington Post’s Sarah Kaplan did come up with a rather enlightening news item about the annual publication of the anthology, Best American Poetry. No! Wait! Come back! I promise, the story gets better.There is one beleaguered individual, Sherman Alexie, who is responsible for reading thousands of submissions each year and determining which bits of verse should make it into the august...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2015

    06/30/2015 10:02:02 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,525 replies
    7-1-2015 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham; St.Louie1, Friends, MamaBear
    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 SCOTUS Marriage Decision, in Haiku

    06/27/2015 9:52:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    McSweeneys.net ^ | 6/26/15 | Daniela Lapidous
    Roberts Dissent....
  • Rachel Dolezal limerick thread (vanity)

    06/17/2015 11:20:46 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 79 replies
    me ^ | 6-17-2015 | me
    Please post your limericks about Looter Girl.
  • Just a Common Soldier

    05/25/2015 5:35:15 AM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1987 | A. Lawrence Vaincourt
    Just A Common Soldier, also known as A Soldier Died Today, is one of the most popular poems on the Internet. Written and published in 1987 by Canadian veteran and columnist A. Lawrence Vaincourt, it now appears in numerous anthologies, on thousands of websites and on July 4, 2008 it was carved into a marble monument at West Point, New York. This year marks the poems 25th anniversary. Please enjoy this tribute to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who have given so much for our country.
  • Get rhymin! Poems wanted for Garrison Keillor contest

    04/06/2015 4:16:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    BringMetheNews ^ | 4-2-15 | Shaymus McLaughlin
    April kicks off with a day for fools, but spends the rest of its weeks celebrating meters, diction and iambic pentameters. Yes, its National Poetry Month. And as part of a celebration of the written word, Garrison Keillor is once again using his Common Good Books in St. Paul for a poetry contest. Its the third straight year, and Keillor himself is offering $5,000 in prizes three winners will get a grand apiece, and four runners-up will each get $500. The theme this year? Dear you. So the work must be a letter to a specific, living person, the...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2015

    03/31/2015 11:13:52 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 2,088 replies
    April 1, 2015 | 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. : )
  • Israeli election limerick thread

    03/17/2015 5:57:29 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 38 replies
    FR ^ | 3-17-15 | Me
    In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, please post your limerick to celebrate Bibi's win.
  • Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81

    01/30/2015 9:01:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Rod McKuen, a ubiquitous poet, lyricist and songwriter whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 81... Mr. McKuen, whom The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture described as having been, at his height, the unofficial poet laureate of America, was the author of dozens of books of poetry, which together sold millions of copies...
  • 10 reasons Edinburgh is the best place to celebrate Burns Night

    01/23/2015 9:27:25 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    http://Metro.co.uk ^ | Friday 23 Jan 2015 | Ali Liddy
    http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/23/10-reasons-edinburgh-is-the-best-place-to-celebrate-burns-night-5029499/
  • An Athenian Lament: 2014 A.D.

    01/07/2015 7:58:21 AM PST · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Life and Legends ^ | 1 January 2015 | Pietros Maneos
    Of his noble prowess the grove of Marathon can speak, or the long-haired Persian who knows it well Aeschylus, Son of Euphorion, The Athenian The Barbarians are coming today, or is it tomorrow? And yet here I am struggling to finish my finely-polished poetry and my lovely-limned tragedy like some foolish naf, blind and oblivious to the impending obliteration of our sacred polis. But what will all of my words amount to when The Barbarians, our future masters, arrive with their sabers, bloodied and freshly sharpened? For everything everything will be destroyed: Our Parthenon, our sculptures, our...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March 2015

    12/31/2014 10:18:45 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,123 replies
    January 1, 2015 | 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. : )
  • Why we Europeans eternally will honor Europe

    12/24/2014 7:20:44 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 15 replies
    12/25/2014 | WesternCulture
    Take a German course. We Europeans sometimes err, but didn't you know we're glorious? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a23945btJYw
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 338 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 · 2,347 replies
    October 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. : )
  • 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 dont 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 Presidents 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 Obamas first term. And hes a buffoon Chris Matthews: What about the kid who begins to start thinking about his life in his mid-teensand hes thinking, where am I going in this world? (SNIP) Dubois: Im 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? Weve got TaAsia, TiAsia, Sequasia, Shyasia? I am truly unsure, she says. Still, he persists. Theres also Arquasia, Tintasia, and I said I dont know. Then theres 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
    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. : )
  • 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 Administrations 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 Im 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 hell 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 centurys 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 Im 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. Ive 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. Thats right. All of these poems were developed in his and his fellow POWs 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. : )