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Bloggers PhotoIf I have any spit left after I've licked my own wounds, I'll be glad to consider licking yours.

(Oh, an just so ya know
I might be an asshole,
or maybe a martyr)

When you touch someone's life
they're touched.
So are you.

The most important truths to me at the mo are

to be determined
ain't it strange and
do you know how to think
and feel
at the same time?

my favorite quote:
"No matter where I roam,
every single soul is a poem
written on the back of God's hand"
~Michael Franti

She was about ten years old, I think.
She wanted to mess 'round with my camera
I was ok with that
She asked, "what do you look like when you're happy?"
So I showed her.

I did not write the italicized portion of this

Blog Posted:4/15/2012 8:12:00 PM

I am grateful to the person who did.  My country is broken and the reason I've been scarce around here is that I'm spending most of my spare hours working in ways other than writing poetry to help fix it.  I miss writing, but love reading soup stuff.. please know that your talent and insights are stunning to me, and feed me in nourishing ways.  Many thanks, namaste ~N

America's greatness and prosperity was built on the strength of her working and middle classes. Together, we — the 99 percent — built the world's strongest democracy, enforced the rule of law, provided for the common defense, promoted the general welfare, established an ever-rising standard of justice, ensured domestic tranquility, and secured the blessings of liberty for many generations of American families.

Now, our 99 percent way of life is gone, devoured by an elite 1 percent who took over our own government and used it against us to seize both the personal and the common wealth amassed for us by generations of our ancestors and provided to us by the bounty of this land.

We want our American birthright back. We want to restore rule by the 99 percent. We want the elites to return our futures and our government to us. We will challenge them by every means we can find until this happens.

We are not going away. Their 1 percent's dream of an American feudal state is over. Our American dream of sustainable prosperity and opportunity for the rest of us is now beginning — again.
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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Who will battle for the working man, not the White House, not the Democrats, not the Republicans. There was no attempt to bring civil rights until the rioting started. There will be no attempt by our bought off politicians until the rioting starts again. Both parties have declared an all out war against the middle class. Most will pat you on the back while picking your pocket.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 4:37:00 PM
    In fact, if you're interested and want to hear the best talk on this topic that I've heard, check out this 20 minute youtube clip. Is the most educational I've heard on the Occupy movement so far.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 4:32:00 PM
    Most of the government workers are 99 percenters, too. The one percent wants to keep us as divided as possible, so they make us resent each other and that distracts us from getting to the real problem. Read about Alec. Read about Citizens United. We are not going away.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Way to go Nancy. Sorry for my digression from your blog. There does seem to be an awful lot of waste in government.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 9:05:00 AM
    I'd like that job - the museum one. Our museum here is a volunteer only staff - there are no fuinds at all. We can barely pay the lectric bill. This is in Sanford, the same town that got all the publicity for a homicide. The media elite come when they can get sensation, but not history. Sorry for the rant.

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  1. Date: 4/16/2012 6:33:00 AM
    I just love you. Go get 'em, Tiger. I am in awe of your commitment. There are days I feel like I should be shaking our city hall's flag pole, too. My husband has been researching city positions and how much you make in a government job. One of our city run museums has an opening for basically a cashier/customer service position. No experience really necessary. The job pays $8 an hour more than he makes and he works in a gruelling environment with potential health dangers-- exposure to exteme heat and lead. He works in a foundry... one person lost their thumb a year ago... and here is this cushy job in a quiet environment that provides a cushier paycheque. We are living, basically, hand to mouth. I chose to eat healthy but can't buy a new bra. Many don't feel anger but a sense of having their hands tied, that nothing can or will ever change. I tell my husband, "Their have been revolutions throughout history. We are due one." Bless you love. Namaste right back at ya. Thanks for poppin in

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My Past Blog Posts

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Pete Seeger
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Dear Poetry Soup,
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 8:42:00 PM
Thank y'all for being so cool!
Date Posted: 6/14/2013 9:26:00 PM
Dang, this all got changed up!
Date Posted: 6/13/2013 7:24:00 PM
Here's what life feels like when you get my age...
Date Posted: 8/17/2012 8:26:00 PM
Probabilities and percentages...
Date Posted: 7/26/2012 7:25:00 PM
When I say Y'all Rock
Date Posted: 7/21/2012 3:43:00 PM
Dear Syd,
Date Posted: 7/13/2012 5:46:00 PM
Semi-random thoughts on June 27th
Date Posted: 6/27/2012 7:10:00 PM
Can y'all help me out?
Date Posted: 6/23/2012 10:17:00 PM
Y'all are SOOOO amazing to me!
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 7:05:00 PM
Things I don't understand
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 8:32:00 PM
Unzipped Lips
Date Posted: 5/31/2012 5:57:00 PM
Couldn't decide...
Date Posted: 5/30/2012 9:43:00 PM
Just Wonderin'
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 6:47:00 PM
Real life, aka how I spent Mothers' Day morn...
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 8:41:00 PM
Proud mommy plea...
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 8:26:00 PM
Holy Cow!
Date Posted: 5/5/2012 8:06:00 PM
This guy is just SUCH a talented writer
Date Posted: 4/30/2012 4:09:00 PM
All I want for Christmas...
Date Posted: 4/26/2012 5:29:00 PM
Fill in the blank...
Date Posted: 4/25/2012 5:56:00 PM
Save the Soup?
Date Posted: 4/20/2012 7:40:00 PM
20 Things Your Kids Want You to Know About Them
Date Posted: 4/16/2012 7:15:00 PM
I did not write the italicized portion of this
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 8:12:00 PM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
2/15/2014Husbands are in Heaven whose Wives Scold NotLimerickanti bullying,
2/14/2014A Valentine's Day poem to my DaughterEpicbeautiful,
2/5/2014Ode to Carol Brown - reduxOde friendship,
2/2/2014OMG -prohibited punctuation mark- They still have ashtraysSonnetabsence,history,
2/2/2014On Loving a Rock Star - ReduxRhymelove,
1/31/2014SweetheartEpitaphdeath of a friend,
1/28/2014When my Mother TalksElegycharacter,
11/1/2013CryingI do not know?life,
10/9/2013Baby, You Groove MeRhymewisdom,
10/3/2013My Uncle Died TodayRhyme royaldeath,eulogy,family,
9/22/2013Wedding AccoutrementsRhymemarriage,
9/18/2013I love you, Daddy, but: -Charles Wood-Rhymelove,
9/17/2013Summer NightsSapphic stanzanight,
9/16/2013My DressFree verseart,clothes,
9/13/2013I Wanna Write a PoemVaasokhtcrazy,writing,
12/4/2012Big life questionsDramatic monologuefootball,health,jesus,
8/1/2012Madness and CivilizationConcreteadventure,
7/27/2012Contest desperationLimerickon writing and words,
7/21/2012SunsetFree versehappiness,

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More ThanRhymedeath,god,home,life,loss,
My CatFree versehappiness,lovehappy,me,ca
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The Comfort of a Drunken mindFree versefantasy,love,sad,love,
Only A PoetRhymelife,on writing and words
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PARDON ME BUT I CONTESTFree verseart,on writing and words,
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