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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 27 2012

Some Thoughts On Faith-Healing

… because I saw The Atheist Pig’s cartoon today. It takes something I don’t have to be able to convey so much in 4 panels with simple drawings. Anyway, it reminded me of an old verse of mine: (Every word of this is true.) A friend of mine, some thirty years ago, The eldest son, …

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Aug 27 2012

A Brand-New Semester!

The summer is over The autumn is near The first day of classes Is finally here I’ve looked at the rosters I’ve crunched up some stats I’ve gotten up early Surprising the cats Inhaling my coffee I’m ready once more A brand new semester…. I’d love to ignore? New students to bore? A job I …

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Aug 26 2012

On Original Sin

Because of what happened in Eden When humanity toppled from grace Every man, every woman, each baby Bears the sins of the whole human race Now, I know there are men who are wicked And some women have evil within But I cannot see damning a baby Cos it’s born with original sin…

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Aug 25 2012

Grapefruit Moon

For Neil. One of the few who could look up at the moon, and say “yeah, been there.”

Aug 25 2012

Six Word Stump Speeches?

Longwindedness is for the birds; Come, state your case in just six words— The candidates are rarely terse, So take a chance; you can’t do worse! Six word stump speeches. Why six words? I don’t know. But they could sure use an infusion of creative and intelligent people. So I thought of you immediately. Yes, …

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Aug 24 2012

Atheist Thank-You Cards V 1.0 (Hospital)

Commenter Cazfans asks: [Y]ou don’t by any chance have any “thank-you doctor for your skills and services” type poems hidden away in your ink bladder do you? Living in the Deep South, and getting older, I would like a poetic way to thank the docs and leave the dog out of it. A brilliant idea. …

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Aug 24 2012

Republicans Looking To Pitch Their Big Tent At Tampa’s Strip Clubs

“Our party is a big tent. We can house many views on many issues.” Lee Atwater, Republican strategist The Republicans are coming And they want to pitch their tent They’re conventioning in Tampa It’s a really big event They’ll be boosting the economy, The figures make it plain— All the dancers know, the GOP Knows …

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Aug 23 2012

NH Sheriff Candidate Would Use Deadly Force On Law-Abiders

He wants to be the Sheriff here He’s running with a cause He wants to stop the doctors who Are following the laws He knows abortion’s legal, but He knows it’s wrong, of course— He’s willing to prevent it, through The use of deadly force He’d prosecute the doctors, and He’d drag them off to …

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Aug 22 2012

Todd Akin’s Plan B

Oh, the saga of Todd Akin On the troubled trail he’s taken Now his party has forsaken him, and hung him out to dry This Republican pariah Claims he queried his messiah Now, this modern Jeremiah wants to have another try From his party he’s been cut off, And his money flow has shut off, …

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Aug 22 2012

Verse Form Invades New Niche

Reader Shellity has made good on her promise to pinch my verse form. Even better, her wonderful poem has shown added flexibility–three verses, instead of my usual one or two, showing me that my form has greater potential than I ever suspected! This is how it begins, and before you know it my verse form …

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