Category Archive: Sepielle

Jun 20 2014


When off on the road, a motel room’s a swell room— Big beds, lots of pillows, and acres to stretch— But no, I was sleeping on couches, so “ouch” is The travel review from this Cuttlefish wretch. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a happy old chappy; I saw lots of family, and had a …

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Jun 04 2014

An Ode To Open Carry

I carry my gun to the toilet, and boy, let Me tell you, it’s difficult wiping my ass But guns are important! For freedom, you need ‘em In every location—a critical mass! I carry while changing my baby, cos maybe A diaper goes rogue, and I need to defend! My AK goes with me while …

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May 13 2014

No Black Mass For Harvard…

After quite a bit of back-and-forth, Harvard does the wrong thing. Well worth watching, if head-bangingly frustrating. My favorite quote, of course, is from a Harvard Senior (and, I am guessing, Catholic), who noted “I am very pleased that my religion is not going to be desecrated or my gender objectified or my university embarrassed …

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Apr 22 2014

“Under God” Suits In MA, NJ

Public schools are, it seems, now alleging that pledging Allegiance to flags, and to gods, is the rule; “Under God” makes the word “indivisible” risible— Laughable, really, for kids in their school— Of course there are children abstaining, explaining Their worldview prevents them from going along; They’d say “under god”, but it’s blather; they’d rather …

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Apr 18 2014

“Coming Out Atheist”

So Greta Christina’s new book is out now. As was expected, it is excellent. When she offered a copy for me to review, my only question was “what sort of verse form do you want the review in?” To my horror, she said she would love a Sestina. A Villanelle would be acceptable, but her …

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Dec 23 2013

Another One To Bookmark

It matters not how you re-word it; they’ve heard it, Your argument stinks—that’s a matter of fact. The judge gave to you, in this ruling, a schooling A thorough rebuking, though written with tact. You claimed it amounts to miscarriage of marriage To change what such unions have meant all along; The judge found your …

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Feb 28 2012

A Question For Stephen Fry

Like pretty much all of us, I just love Stephen Fry. And no, I am not going to attempt to laud him in verse or song—that’s been done, and wonderfully, and in person—but rather, am hoping to use his expertise. You see, he wrote the book. And some day soon, I am going to have …

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Feb 24 2012

Nebraska Ghosts! (This Way To The Egress!)

They heard the museum was haunted! Undaunted, They brought their equipment, to see for themselves. Recorders and other such get-up were set up Midst Indian artifacts filling the shelves You might, given that’s what your choice is, hear voices In fuzzy recordings and that sort of thing The noises they’ve heard may be ghostly, but …

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Feb 08 2012

A Case Of Catholic Privilege

With all of the bluster a bishop could wish up The Catholic clergy are making some noise We hear them defending their privilege with snivelage, With moaning, and tears, and complete lack of poise Their habit of unfettered spending was ending (“Our money, our rules”, as the White House explained) When strings are attached to …

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Sep 30 2010

Pew Poll Pablum

When you study religion in college, your knowledgeGoes straight to your memory, missing your heart;For people who lack the emotion, the notionOf putting down faith makes them feel really smart.Unless it’s a testable question, suggestionsOf heavenly forces are mocked and ignored;The good-hearted folks who find kneeling appealingAre held in contempt by the atheist horde. The …

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