Category Archives: About People

Song: There’s no Calvin like John Calvin

(Sung to the tune of “There’s no Business like Show Business.”) The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, are generally known to be a stodgy bunch, and yet, The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, all smile and … Continue reading

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Poem: The End of Moose and Squirrel

Most days I sit in rocking chair on porch outside my dacha I throw back vodka shots and reminisce with my Natasha But while inside my alcoholic brain fond memories swirl I still have dream to someday bring an end … Continue reading

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Poem: First Memory

Sitting in his chair watching the man with big pockets he slaps the wooden tabletop, high, dry, and cool. Brown shiny wood, very good for his hands to slap so early in the morning on a new day. A cup … Continue reading

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Poem: Rhonda Running Fast

R eflections of her stormy past H aunt her loveliness O ur farmer’s daughter running fast N ow is come her test D ream sweet Rhonda, dream A nd carefully wish for what you really mean

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Poem: The Lace Dress

The lace dress lay so softly on the bed. My friend has gone away and left it there. That she should leave it lying there outspread, was no surprise for it had seen much wear. It fit her well and … Continue reading

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A New Name for the Redskins

Certainly appropriate for the city where in they are based. Go Traitors! Go away, please…

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A new verse for “The Mikado”

In Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Mikado”, Koko a tailor under a death sentence is appointed Lord High Executioner with the reasoning that before he can cut off someone’s head, he has to cut his own off . Nevertheless, he has a list. … Continue reading

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Poem: You’re Not the Same Color as Me

You’re not the same color as me. Is that supposed to matter? Because it’s so easy to see, I’m also bald, and fatter than you and I know it’s a fact, they beat and killed the others. But does that … Continue reading

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Poem: My Childhood

A good running start, you might say. A nice quiet town, my own room. They tried very hard, but one day, I had to escape, that cramped womb. Why I didn’t stay like my friends. Who always obeyed, or more … Continue reading

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Poem: Sara Beers’ Bread

With fish and loaves Our Blessed Lord the starving masses fed. Miraculously proving Him the Church’s Sovereign Head. Alas! No crust remains whereon our butter we might spread. The nearest we can come today is Sara Beers’ Bread. At Hastings, … Continue reading

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Poem: Invocation

Regarding Jacksonville Ordinance Amendment 2012-296*. Did they have an invocation at the Sodom City Council? Did they all elect to bow their heads and pray? When the boys all finished voting and each one put down his pencil, Did they … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lion & The Buck

What really matters is the same for you as that which matters to the lion and the buck, the lioness and the doe. They lift their heads to God the same as you, you know. They hear his call, they … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To Carmen on Her Birthday

I pass by every day and realize the flash of recognition in your eyes springs from a place where smoldering longing lies deeper than other’s watching might surmise. The time we spend together fairly flies each day begun and done … Continue reading

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Poem: My Dear Friend

Do not imagine weeks go by that I don’t think of you. Not constantly, of course, for I am occupied it’s true with matters consequential. But now and then while waiting in life’s sterile anteroom, your memory causes me to … Continue reading

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Poem: Calvin Understands

What more is there to say but Calvin understands He knows my trip was long, things had not gone my way He meets my want, with quiet voice, with skillful hands Provisions me, that mine should be a pleasant stay … Continue reading

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Poem: Martha Mitchell

Martha Mitchell, brassy, big haired, woman of the South Arkansas simple sweet and twangy A voice of her own that she loved to hear And John Mitchell for a husband Trouble. Trouble for the GOP Nixon knew her kind and … Continue reading

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Sonnet: To My English Professor

If I could set the standards I must meet, Does common sense not indicate that I, Would place the bar mere inches from my feet, To effortlessly clear it when I try? Or do I choose a steeper, nobler path? … Continue reading

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Poem: A Question for the Candidate

What used to bear the name of university, Is now no more than an employee factory, Where students do not ponder truth and mystery, But train instead to serve the world economy, And lick the boots of those who climb … Continue reading

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Poem: The Story of Bigger T

Hear then the story of Bigger T. A common tale and not pretty. Native son of the windy city. Never felt that he was free. Wound up dead when he tried to be. Why did I do it? I don’t … Continue reading

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Poem: Mary Was Such a Good Employee

Mary, was such a good employee. She worked ten or more hours a day. Whenever they had an emergency, Mary was willing to stay. Bob was a good employee too. His work was his heart and soul. No limit to … Continue reading

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Sonnet: How Wonderful to Know and Not To Know

How wonderful to know and not to know of chance and circumstance that might have been never expressed but for your toothy grin. Which must sustain me even as you go. With both hands, I would part the folds of … Continue reading

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Poem Bobby Combs

He wasn’t a big man, not in size, but he would not be ignored. There was an intelligence in his eyes, where the sum of years was stored. Commanding respect, demanding the truth, gallant, melodious, strong. Focused on excellence from … Continue reading

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Poem: Massacre

I was there and I recall how it felt to be a member, of that group out in the hall at the school in late September. Who had gravitated thus by an instinct for survival having suffered on the bus … Continue reading

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Poem: Marta

A quiet beauty graced with towering intellect, who oversees her private aims and public goals. Compelled by honor, yet with her emotions checked, she gives direction, disciplines, inspires, consoles, the ones who follow her and call her friend. For those … Continue reading

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Poem: I watched you leaving

I watched you leaving, saw you wave. Your face lined with sickness body bruised and beaten eyes set in a mask neither happy nor sad the lover that I could not save It was not the first time, both of … Continue reading

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