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"The Forgotten Poets"
Saints and Sinners all calling out for forgiveness and wanton recognition de Sade like minds libertine and revolutionary Saints living out their penance kiss the sharp lips of Sinners Juxtapositions of souls Sinners become divine Saints become unhinged more human, mortalised willingly they are led They Become Love makes us All Hallowed Souls intrepid and invisible crazed with courage walking unseen through the sanctified temples of the lost and isolated, The Forgotten Poets Manifesting, we are mesmerized We are actuaries counting lives through the hidden words and forsaken numbers along the jagged lines absent of what is most deeply sought ruthless has been the confiscation to spend our ink on clean sheets imprinting heat we brand our marks beating in time and out of time a tattoo on a body of work that will eventually be stroked souls are traded we are all bought by the vanity to be read and seen eternally understood by the Unseen who gifts us A moment to cross the static mind to draw a line between Trust and the Lies We are Sensate tracing softly the streets in a lover’s open palm to slide a finger sensuously, provocatively towards the crossroad of an unclothed and vulnerable upturned wrist feel the pulse tickled in the moist hollows of somewhere a whispered breath along a neck kissed Communing with cunning alchemy manifesting what is not said through broken hearts and the tears of half open doorways closing on pasts best forgotten wrapping our thoughts like warm legs around the burning Divine leading us into temptation with futures and promises (LadyLabyrinth / 2020)
“Uninvited" / Jagged Little Pill (Morrisette) https://youtu.be/W1PlPZim6kM
“Certain souls may seem harsh to others, but it is just a way, beknownst only to them, of caring and feeling more deeply.” Marquis de Sade "My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way" Marquis de Sade
Lyrics/"Uninvited", Alanis Morissette (Stage version) https://genius.com/Original-broadway-cast-of-jagged-little-pill-uninvited-lyrics

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Date: 5/2/2020 6:48:00 PM
"What Silence Equals"
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:52:00 PM
"Tory Dent adapted the title for "What Silence Equals" from a slogan of Act-Up, the AIDS activist group, signifying that silence about acquired immune deficiency syndrome equaled death."....call it, 'poetic interference'.
Date: 5/2/2020 6:19:00 PM
Tory Dent
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:22:00 PM
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/tory-dent
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:22:00 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/03/arts/tory-dent-poet-who-wrote-of-living-with-hiv-dies-at-47.html
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:21:00 PM
(2) "The Murder of Beauty"/ "The Beauty of Murder" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58440/the-murder-of-beauty-the-beauty-of-murder
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:20:00 PM
(1) "Us" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/58444/us
Date: 5/2/2020 6:17:00 PM
John McIntrye
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:19:00 PM
(3) In Time of Plague https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/70183/in-time-of-plague
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:18:00 PM
(2) D.O.A. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55135/doa
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:17:00 PM
(1) G-9 https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55132/g-9
Date: 5/2/2020 6:16:00 PM
Allen Ginsburg
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:16:00 PM
Howl https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49303/howl
Date: 5/2/2020 6:16:00 PM
Elizabeth Bishop
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:17:00 PM
The Armadillo https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57076/the-armadillo
Date: 5/2/2020 6:13:00 PM
Frank O'Hara
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:15:00 PM
(2) The Day Lady Died https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42657/the-day-lady-died
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:15:00 PM
(3) Dido https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=31569
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:14:00 PM
(1) The Eyelid Has It's Storms https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=26778
Date: 5/2/2020 6:12:00 PM
Audre Lorde
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:12:00 PM
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42582/afterimages
Date: 5/2/2020 6:12:00 PM
Eileen Myles
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:12:00 PM
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/53965/an-american-poem
Date: 5/2/2020 6:11:00 PM
List of LGBT Writers
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:11:00 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_writers
Date: 5/2/2020 6:10:00 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_literature
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:09:00 PM
History
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:09:00 PM
https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/history
Date: 5/2/2020 6:09:00 PM
https://www.pfaw.org/report/anti-gay-politics-and-the-religious-right/
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:08:00 PM
False Idol
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:08:00 PM
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/christian-right-worships-donald-trump-915381/
Date: 5/2/2020 4:15:00 AM
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/04/03/queer-artists-will-help-us-survive-covid-19/
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Date: 5/2/2020 4:30:00 AM
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/what-lessons-does-the-aids-crisis-offer-for-the-coronavirus-pandemic
Date: 5/1/2020 7:41:00 PM
We all want to be heard Modesty. Ignore the naysayers and be true to your soul
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Date: 5/2/2020 6:26:00 PM
Did you think this poem was about me? This poem is about everyone, but in particular, the forgotten poets. The ones sadly lacking (few in numbers) within these esteemed pages, which I would like to read ... more of and explore further here, outside of the right winged confines and extremist mentality of morality, which unfortunately is the usual de rigueur .... du jour.
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Date: 5/1/2020 8:08:00 PM
"To Thine own self be true", has always been my motto. And it will remain that way, no matter the course of life. x