Category Archives: violence

I Drove A Car Last Night

*WARNING*GRAPHIC CONTENT* (This poem is about cruelty to animals. This is sadly a true story. The police are not providing animal control services, though they get county funding to do so. There is a small understaffed & underfunded nonprofit clinic … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Resistance

They taught us that the only way  to nonviolently resist  is to compliantly persist , to exist in silence and burn candles  while they burn villages, to wave banners  while they waive human rights. DO NOT BOYCOTT  DO NOT DIVEST  … Continue reading

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Haiku For Mossadegh

Get your hand out of  your piggy bank or we’ll crush  you with your own tank

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Stopped

Some people are mad that New York traffic was  stopped  today do they realize  that Eric Garner isn’t alive because the police  STOPPED  HIM FROM  BREATHING…?

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Protecting Mosques

Using American tax dollars  to provide security  to protect mosques in America  will not be  nearly as effective  at protecting mosques  as not using American tax dollars  to provide bombs  to blow up mosques around the world  would be.

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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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If you remain silent

If you remain silent you will hear the sound  of the farmer’s heart breaking beneath the weight of the bulldozer   if you remain silent you will hear the sound  of olive branches breaking beneath the weight of the occupation … Continue reading

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