Category Archives: MLK

In My Dream: An Ode to Dr. King

(Maybe April 4th isn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. Day¬†but it’s the day that in 1967 he most vocally spoke out against the war in Vietnam¬†and the day that in 1968 he was assassinated. My poem includes the majority of his … Continue reading

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It’s a Privilege

Our grandfather was a roofer and he spent his whole life busting his ass to provide for his working class children and then his working class grandchildren and then, when he was 68 years old he was repairing a chimney … Continue reading

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A Decent Family Man And Citizen: A Requiem For Vietnamese Peasants

There are certain things that can’t be taken away from the late John McCain: He was a Navy pilot he was shot down over Vietnam and captured he was held as a prisoner of war for five and a half … Continue reading

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Guns Aren’t The Problem…

I grew up in a family of hunters. My grandfather killed an incredible number of deer during his lifetime, and he never needed more than a shot gun. He often used a bow. If I ever hunt again, it will … Continue reading

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We’re The Elves

Blaming the president and not ourselves is like blaming santa and not his elves   We’re all to blame   They keep controlling us with fear so we pay our taxes year after year   We’re all to blame   … Continue reading

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Typical American Weekend

This weekend has been a typical weekend for the United States. In Virginia, a klan rally gathered around a statue of one of their heroes, carrying torches. They even killed someone and injured many.   A lot of Americans were … Continue reading

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Break The Silence

My hands are red from blood thats shed my tongue was bitten another is dead   Betrayed with silence for too many years time now to break from all the fear   Slavery ended so too Jim Crow but we … Continue reading

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