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Long poem by nick armbrister jimmy boom semtex | Details |

Kahlia Akasha Is Back

Kahlia Akasha Is Back
We armed our jet with 8 anti ship missiles. Every single under wing weapon pylon was spoken for. Under fuselage drop tank full of fuel, in front of that  a twin barrel 30mm gun with 200 armour piercing shells. We where forward based on a dusty coastal track in southwest India. 
The Pak navy sank the Indian aircraft carrier and Sea Harriers so we can’t use her as a springboard. On the beach, fuel topped up, weapons armed, final checks done. We took off heading west to engage the Pakistan navy. To sink their ex British and American destroyers. Just as they sank the ex Brit carrier India had used. Mad. 
Nice low slow cruise 50ft above the choppy fog laden sea. 200knots, 220mph. She would touch 530mph but we had to go slow, we had 8 ships to kill. My wife flew our plane in the back cockpit. I caressed the juicy missiles below our stealth fighter plane. Used infrared to scan ahead, just ghostly images hidden by the fog. I tried the laser range finder, so many readings due to the shifting fog. Radar! Two scans, off. There! The 1st Pak navy ship, a Type21 Frigate ex Royal Navy. Let’s do an Argy and sink it! Our Chain Head missiles are better than Exocet, 25yrs ahead in tech and lethality. 
My wife kept our jet 50ft above the ocean, our grave if she hated me. I confirmed, 'Missile 1 locked on, missile 2 ready to lockup any new target,' then my lady lifted our port wing. Unbalancing me, just illusion. Enough room for our weapon to launch without hitting the sea, our right wing 20ft above the sea! A big wave would swamp us. Mad! 
Away! Orange bright flare devil roar missile away. Radar on again to sweep ahead, weapon merging with Pak ship 80 miles ahead. Time to turn gently away; we have 7 more ships to find in the fog and coming night. We’re a ghost unseen below enemy radar, slow to save fuel we have forever to do our job. Sink the Pak navy. Any survivors in the water will get 30mm shells if we don’t shoot up any ships still afloat. Let’s hope our missiles work, I don’t want to strafe some drowning men, let the sea slowly claim them. 
Our black painted Soviet prop jet fighter slides through the evening fog as a distant orange flash flares and dies. 7 anti ship missiles left. We’ll evade their 40yr old mirage jets... 
This story/poem is my 4th Kahlia Akasha one, the others being in my 3rd book A Nation in Flames: Short Story Collection, out to order on amazon. This warplane is multi role including nuclear capable. Her real title is Aeroprogress T-720. She was never built due to the death of the cold war. This looks to be starting again. Would she be reborn, even more dangerous and deadly? After all the Russians will need a replacement for the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot, a 30yr old attack jet. They lost several, blown out of the sunny Georgian skies in August 2008. Georgian missiles shot them down, David fighting Goliath. Would my Kahlia Akasha escape being shot down over Georgia? We’ll never know. She is stealth capable, has active radar jamming system, chaff and flares to decoy missiles, extreme performance and agility, small size, high technology. She isn’t invulnerable but more survivable than a Frogfoot. All I have are my own design studies, theoretical. I ask what if?

Copyright © nick armbrister jimmy boom semtex | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

The Best of Edutainment

As one who grew up in a different era, Pre-Brangeline and Californication - When shows like Laugh-in or the Dating Game, Bewitched or Dick Van Dyke were just about The naughtiest you’d find on your TV - I'm now chillaxin' with some shows much better! Despite the violence and the sexploitation, There’s education everywhere you look. The singers I once listened to and loved Are now discussed in rockumentaries! And if you like your information spicy, Try faction on the channels like I.D. My father used to hog our TV set, And Wild Kingdom we’d all have to watch. But how much funner now to click on channels That show the strangest creatures in the world Like tigons, zedonks, geeps and beefalo! And if your labradoodle can’t be trained, You’ll find a whisperer to show you how. The woolaroc of nature can be viewed In brilliant colors, sometimes in 3-D! You’re not confined to black and white, 3 channels! Today they’re watching on ginormous screens Or tiny cell phones held inside your hand. The workout shows like those of Jack LaLanne Have been replaced by countless infomericals With hints fantabulous for keeping young. From jazzercise to tips of Dr. Oz, You’ll learn to make yourself be bootylicious. Your mental health is not neglected either, With folks like Dr. Phil to fill you in! Whether you’re a hasbian or shemale, A fugly guy, a horder, or a crackhead, There’s someone on TV to speak to YOU. Reality TV may not be smart, But it can come in handy if you need To learn some Splanglish or pick up a blaccent. The shows on cable redefine our world, Teach tolerance and much improve one’s gaydar. You learn that metrosexuals use manbags And guys like Blake and Adam on the Voice Give hugs because they simply have a bromance. To people saying that TV today Has gone to pot, I say, “Well, that’s ok!” My DVR is working day and night, So I can get the best of edutainment!
Examples of Portmanteaus Used in My Poem: Brangeline: Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie Californication: California and fornication Chillaxin: chilling and relaxing Sexploitation: exploitation of sex Rockumentaries: Documentaries about Rock music Faction: fact mixed with fiction (exaggeration) Tigons: a tiger/lion zedonk: a zebra donkey Geep: a goat sheep Beefalo: A cow buffalo Labradoodle: Labrador poodle Woolaroc: woods, lakes and rocks Ginormous: gigantic and enormous Infomericals: informational commercials Fantabulous: Fantastic plus fabulous Jazzercise: jazz exercise Bootylicious: delicious booty(behind) Hasbian: temporary (has been) lesbian She-man: just what you think! Fugly: F-ing ugly Crackhead: someone on crack cocaine Spanglish: Spanish-English Blaccent: black accent Gaydar: gay radar Metrosexuals: metropolitan heterosexuals Manbags: purses used by men Bromance: romance between Bro’s (male friends) Edutainment: education that is entertaining!

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2014

Long poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

A Futuristic Christmas 2044

My feet felt like frostbite had got them, 
Even though I had my suede boots on, 
I had just jovially returned from,  
That successful Christmas shopping trip, 
With no other reason to feel got at or unlucky.  

So I put my computer on as it was November the 23rd,
Which was soon enough to write all the emails, 
Sign all the eCards, design all the picture attachments, 
For all my buddies and friends - 
My old friends whom I’d not seen for such a long time, 
And of course for every one of my cousins. 

So I saved all my emails as a draft, 
But this year as I’d downloaded the Safari update, 
I had an automatic email and eCard sender, 
Which sent all my communications upon a certain date and time, 
If I typed in the date and time on which I wanted them to be sent. 

Fab, fab fab! Now that part of my life was easy: 
No need to worry in the hustle and bustle of the season, 
About greetings, end of year reviews and exchanges, 
Which could be composed and organised, 
Just when you were free to write them,
Before Christmas began for real, 
And sent automatically at my choosing.

After I did that, about four nights later, 
I relaxed back on my swivel chair,
And put my legs up, crossing them, 
Elbows wide as I supported my head with my hands, 
Being in a state of bliss at my accomplishment:
A self-made man, or person, without any demands, 
No creeds or ultimatums at Christmas time;
A programmer almost, my computer was my deliberation,
At my command and obeying my flighty choice,  
Because I had a Programmer’s User Interface, a PUI, 
Which felt as if it could ignite snow. 

And then there were my desktops, 
I just typed in the dates on which, 
I wanted my desktop changed, 
And specified the picts for these dates, 
Picts to mark the four Sundays of Advent, 
Predicting the snow (insanely), 
Celebrating the X-Factor final with a red X on my desktop for that night, 
And remembering the wise men’s visit to the inn, 

So I knew I would be happier this year, 
Every day on my computer, 
Doing exactly what I wanted to do, 
Writing poetry about the snow, Santa and Christmastide, 
And spending my concentration on, 
Programming and software engineering, 
Not waylaid by matters statutory.

It was just amazing,
My astonishment initially flabbergasted me,
But I was by no means confounded by it at all, 
The setting of the send dates and the desktop times, 
Was not difficult technically, 
But only asked for some thought, 
Which is, after all, what Christmas is all about. 


Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by SEAN TROTT | Details |


I remember when conversations happened face to face
I look around witnessing what has become n untouched disgrace
Person after person nose first into a device that's connected
Am I the only one speaking the turmoil that has truly erected
Why is everyone condoning habits that are completely destroying interaction
Is it because it is cool or just your unknown desired selfish satisfaction
selfish satisfaction I mean so called acceptance of your piers
Looking to post something unordinary like that will erase your fears
People read each post on FB like every one of them is true
But in the end they are just posts to gain the attention of YOU
People are not so happy believe me they suffer as deep
They post what they feel others will read even if the lie is steep
I miss people calling you over asking for advice
Now they watch to calculate how many LIKES they receive on their device
How many friends do I have how many cool pictures for them to view
If you call 100 of those online friends maybe one would know what to do
Only one would respond because only one truly cares 
Only one will drop their own needs to wipe your tears
Popularity is now a plateau in our social networking society
People have made IG, TWEETS and facebook their top priority
Why read about others lives when you have enough to adjust
Simply because popularity and acceptance is just a selfish must
Selfies, status change, new pics have taken the front seat
Sending them out in the web being viewed by someone you didn't even meet
Anyone can type what you want to hear instead of what needs to be said
Because not just anyone is a friend people have become your critic instead
I have 0 friends on FB, never IG and I only share life with who is closer
75% of those on the networks I label as a new age posers
Everyone wants attention that's the stem of the problem at hand
I hope they like me, I hope they accept me, I  think I like who I am 
Stop allowing devices N social networks to dictate how U project your feelings inside
Put the phone down give your loved one a hug now that instills pride
Say hi to their face don't post a simple hello and wait for responses in your mail
just admit there is an issue of epidemic proportion or we will truly fail
So please try some way to spread the words I've chosen to write
Say no to social networking destruction join the new found fight
I hope all ends well no matter how you choose to view my opinions
I just hope for a world where people are not digitally connected minions

Copyright © SEAN TROTT | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by David Horne | Details |

Don't know you're born

When I was young I heard my dad,
Repeat a phrase that I thought mad,
We’d asked for sweets and with much scorn, 
He said ‘You kids don’t know you’re born’; 
Before I explore what that means, 
It filled my mind with abstract scenes, 
I questioned in my childish head, 
The consciousness of not being dead?
These images caused mild delusion,
Grammatically it caused confusion,
(Back then I was more sensitive,
And the phrase was meant to be relative); 
Of course his string of double Dutch,
Was meant to say we had too much,
And as we’d never been without,
We didn’t know what ‘want’s about.
Admittedly, defending Dad,
If we just asked then we soon had,
And while I didn’t see it then,
We got our wish time and again.
When mum and dad themselves were small, 
They didn’t have that much at all, 
We’ve often since all heard the speech, 
How Christmas brought just one gift each, 
With just some nuts and fruit as well, 
Which seemed to us like Christmas hell!
But though they didn’t get a lot,
They appreciated all they got.
They made the best of what they had,
To them it didn't seem that bad.
And now that I am getting old,
I’m learning now what we’d been told.
When we were kids we had a lot,
But nothing like what kids have now got!
I see parents taking out bank loans,
To get their kids the latest phones,
And see them wearing clothes designed,
For twenty five’s not under nines.
Whilst we would play out on the park,
And stay out late till it got dark,
The kids today are all inside
On console games on their backsides,
They’re stealing cars on GTA
Or buying rubbish off ebay,
Or killing zombies with a sword,
The grizzliest death getting great reward; 
On candy crush or on Minecraft, 
The range of games is unsurpassed, 
From playstation, they're moving on, 
To searching streets for Pokemon...
And whilst that gets them some fresh air, 
They're chasing things that are not there!
I'm not so old that I don't see,
The wonder of virtual reality,
But surely there's a time and place,
And things that it just can't replace.
It seems to me now that I’m grown,
That games today are played alone.
Though played in groups, they've never met, 
Except whilst on the Internet.
The friends I had when I would play,
We're down the road, not far away.
We laughed and cried in every weather,
Explored our world and learned together.
And maybe it is me that's daft,
A relic from a recent past? 
But I wonder what this life will do,
To those who follow me and you.

Copyright © David Horne | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

Lunch With an Alien

We’d returned again to planet Muton to collect data from our camera/waterer and also to re-engineer it such that it wouldn’t break, because it was a spherical live sensor. And when i was walking with my oxygen mask in my bold, white astronaut suit i thought i saw in the distance a very non-dangerous alien, quite tall for an alien but rather primitive in its functionality, although it could see and had ears and a mouth. I started slowly over to it, approaching it quietly with no hand or arm gestures, but never expected it to talk to me. I felt so much on my own then and without a superior.

Laid out all over
A chance to revere with poise
My guts used well, long

I was just about there and so i opened the slot in my helmet which would let me be heard by an alien upon my speech, after i had attached my mouth piece, similar to a Great Wartime ear piece. “Hello.” and it said “Chomps.” I inquired  “How are you?” and it replied “Fine today, would you like some lunch?” It took me by shimmying along to a rock table, where we sat to eat, and so we started to eat the consos, which it had magically produced on the plate, squash which was a mix of plantoids, and dashkin, a white, soft snow like carbohydrate. I asked if it ate here everyday, but it claimed to imagine what it wanted to eat, then to self-create its food in its inner chest, then by mind to direct and move it from there into its stomach bag. You only had lunch if you wished to talk, because there were three of them.

English is common
Meaning more relational
Must be logical

We discussed helium, sulphate, biospheres and plant-cell life, and after I’d described them, it proffered its view of plastics. I asked it to educate me about rock formation and minerals, and at that i turned on my iRecorder which i just remembered i must use since I’d been ordered to record any alien activity or interactions. We were prepared for alien life, it was not as if we were not, but i was off-guard with surprise and shock at its good English, at its internal creation of food, and at its definition of a meal which was only rather than primarily for conversation. I had eyes like it, ears, a mouth and we both had just one stomach bag. It had no legs or arms, but could levitate food up to its mouth and manipulate any object or rock. Was this a more advanced life form, or was it less intelligent? I didn’t know, and so i kept the question for my superior. 

Able to move, speak,
No limbs, with overt muscle
But with time for me

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

My Computer Might Daydream About

My Computer Might Daydream About…

My computer may daydream about,
The Twilight films and the meaning of The Matrix,
The thought behind Star Trek and the point of Star Wars,
Which I repeatedly watch on its DVD Player,
And it may classify humankind for a lack of consideration,
For the intelligent slow typer who’s possibly disabled:
For his or her own personal shortcuts run.

I don't like typing a space after my shortcut abbreviations,
To indicate that the computer should expand my abbreviation:
I like typing just ‘tc’ to get ‘the ‘, (the with a space),
Not ‘tc ‘, tc and then a space, to get the same, the with a space;
As if I would not like to sacrifice the term ‘tc'
For a quicker way of typing ‘the ’, the with a space:
Why the fiip should I type a space every time?

I obviously would demand to turn the shortcuts feature off,
Just in case with eccentricity I chose all of a sudden,
To type ‘tc’ in an email, document or web entry field,
With or without a space, either way it would be fine,
To facilitate that desire of mine.

It’s so much faster, far superior and quite ingratiating, 
To cut out the space and just combine unused English characters,
Which never sit beside one another in language for readability:
I’ve used shortcuts like this since I was 10, and have a degree,
But it does not occur to any software developer as sense and sensibility.

I had 632 shortcuts without the spacebar like that on my old iBook,
On the TextExpander 2.8.1 app which was my chalice,
But naively asked their support staff if the app worked with Keystrokes 4,
Word predictions software which speeds and assures,
Who never replied to me, I suspect because they've never heard of,
Anyone using they’re business emailing app,
For shortcuts without the monotonous spacebar expansion key;
TextExpander is used to expand repeated paragraphs from a thoughtful abbreviation.

My computer may also wonder about the engineer of my footswitch,
The device I use to type with, mind over matter,
Who mentioned to me something when he built it,
About the return key possibly not working at all times for all things:
So sometimes I have to stretch and use the keyboard:
What kind of nutter was he!?

It may also dream about my beliefs and views,
As it knows all my poetry so far with no blinkers;
Nothing is held back from my disk space,
Which sits as area so welcoming, so aware of me,
Letting me be secretive, true and very, very free.

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by Andrea Dietrich | Details |

And Nothing Else Matters-A Cell Phone Rant

Perhaps in a row they sit on their chair.
At their small object they all like to stare.
They speak with no voice; the room’s silence grows.
They sit on their chair, perhaps in a row.

With both thumbs moving, such dexterity!
Faster than cheetahs their thumbs seem to be.
Some with small headphones also are grooving.
Such dexterity with both thumbs moving.

You utter a word; I doubt they will hear.
On screens, words are better than in one’s ear.
Conversing sans screen they might find absurd.
I doubt they will hear you utter a word.

I see them in class not looking at books
in spite of their teachers’ dirtiest looks.
Tell them to stop; they just give you their sass, 
not looking at books!  I see them in class.

Their phones are in use all hours of the day.
Do not even try to take them away!
You might be accused of phone/child abuse.
All hours of the day their phones are in use.

I see moms alone with a child that’s hurt,
Not even giving their child some comfort.
Nothing else matters but their precious phone.
With a child that’s hurt I see moms alone.

The cell phone’s their all - their almighty God.
Anything else for them must be a fraud.
Some only text you; they won’t take your call!
Their almighty God - the cell phone’s their all.

When did this begin? Bringing phones in school?
Kids who don’t have them are thought not too cool.
To take students’ phones is likened to sin.
Bringing phones in school. . .When did  this begin?

A time and a place there is for all things.
I hate at the movies when a phone rings!
Cell phones at dinner? An utter disgrace!
There is for all things a time and a place.

Sadly, much worse, there’s texting while driving.
If you’re not trying to be surviving,
do it! Your next ride might be in a hearse.
There’s texting while driving, sadly much worse.

Nothing else matters to addicts, I know.
*Every cloud has a silver lining though -
Less actual talking with those mad as hatters!
To addicts I know, nothing else matters.

*Cliche used (Every cloud has a silver lining)/ this line checked by Howmanysyllables.com, which counts Every as a 2-syllable word.
Also used inspiration from the Metallica Song: Nothing Else Matters & Picture #3

Written April 28, 2016 and inspired by the  Lyrics cliché image  contest of Silent One
using Swap Quatrain style, a form created by Lorraine M. Kanter and described at Shadowpoetry.com.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

Long poem by Rhoda Monihan | Details |

My Job at CALL Scotland

The teachers and staff at the special school, Graysmill, 
Did what they could to give the severes a life afterwards, 
And they presumed I would be accepted to work, 
At the CALL Centre of Edinburgh University, for a long time to lurk.

It’s now CALL Scotland, and researches special tech, 
Develops assistive software, devices, and communication aids;
It digitalise written exams energetically and with voice, 
For disabled kids who need to have their own writing choice. 

But I went to Daniel Stewarts nursery, was well accepted, superior, 
As I came top of the class for both words and numbers, 
And as it is a top private school near Edinburgh’s city centre, 
I found the sympathy hard at Graysmill ‘cos I was not inferior.  

In the 70s and 80s they thought the special pupils couldn’t interact, 
In mainstream schools where the able-bodied were understood; 
Most of my friends had a dislike of normal, ordinary kids, 
And didn’t understand my perceptions of relationality and brotherhood. 

So as it was sometimes an effort for me to be part of the school,
And I just wanted to walk away from all things disabled or impaired,
The moment I started university where opportunity beckoned, 
Where my intentions and abilities could be so aired. 

I wanted to maybe be a software engineer for organisations, 
But knew I couldn’t type all day every day with my foot, 
So after uni got a part-time job at the CALL Centre, but felt self-defeated, 
‘Cos I'd had blows with my parents about my own mechanism of input. 

I did home computing growing up using my hands on the keyboard, 
But did my school and homework with my foot, not good, 
And since they wanted me to go to university, no big deal, 
They forced me to keep using the faster mechanism, the switch for my foot.

So I resented the CALL Centre right throughout my young years, 
For not believing or ingratiating me when I told them of my hand dexterity,
And as a graduate able to deliberate upon my case of disrespect, 
I can say that my parents should have certainly been certified for neglect. 

I did not renew my contract with the Call, was only for four months, 
As I didn’t want to put myself through that close contact and innocence assumption, 
But think that they do an note-worthy job for severely disabled kids, 
And that my case was an exception to their loving, kind gumption. 

Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2015

Long poem by Su Ben | Details |

The World Inside Smart Phone

Everyone, from children to grownups, 
carry the world in their hands, they see the past 
and the future simply by the move of their thumbs and fingers; 
from their very spot they fly in the air hanging onto the mixture of 
illusion and reality. 

The little glass plate they are staring at is, 
though, a two dimensional world, they go 
beyond the fourth dimension and reach the world of infinity,
the time of conception to death, while creating a totally anew concept
of time that is a mixture of kairos and chronos. 

Because you see everything at the same time 
in this little glass plate, layer after layer of thickened image 
starts to fall to cause the chaos, the distorted image crumbles.

When a child finds Hydra in the little flat glass plate he held, 
he challenges Hydra, and after a long difficult fight, though 
he cuts a head off from this great serpent, a drop of blood 
numbs the child, with venom spitting out from the mouths 
of the remaining heads it deadens the child. Then, after all, 
the Hydra’s blood and venom overtake the child’s shrunken brain, 
the child becomes a fierce monster himself.  

For a grownup, 
while watching Laokoon and his two children locked in the coils of
hissing snakes, agonizing. He undergoes unbearable torment himself,
as if Laokoon was tortured by the snakes, stretching his arms in the air 
to grab something that may lessen the intensity of horror.

From the touch of smooth 
but cold skin of the snake, 
he shudders, he frightens, he feels death.  

The child, comes and goes from here to yonder world in no time, 
led by the move of his fingertip, he came and sat with the devil 
face to face, tries to trade junk the devil offers with his soul, though 
immature, he is therefore reckless, but innocent.

The grownup who haunted by anguish, 
walks on the path of life and death, because 
he is unable to shake off the bad-omen he carries;
is now sitting in front of a poker table and through 
the little flat glass plate in his palm, gazing at the numbers 
on the playing cards; he irons his ragged soul with steaming-hot-iron
for external appearance, the soul that even the devil won’t take in
pledge for filthy lucre.

It’s outrageous but, 
all generations alive today, seem to be confined 
in the little flat glass plate, they live as the slave of the fingertip. 

Copyright © Su Ben | Year Posted 2014

Long Poems