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Gluttonous Connoisseur of Ethnic Culinary Cuisines
Yours truly would never be confused for a gourmand, nevertheless I could enjoy experiencing taste testing select food samples if offered an opportunity of attending a fancy feast viz smörgåsbord, whereby oral indulgence would arouse,...

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Categories: addiction, appreciation, birthday, blessing, chicago, dream, humorous,
Form: Rhyme

An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height,...

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Categories: chicago, father son,
Form: Blank verse
The Tea Party
"Go on forth young graduates,

And show us who you are

You're now our future leaders

We know you will go far"

And so commencement ended

Pictures done and people changed

Now, off to private parties

All orderly pre-arranged

But four young girls...

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Categories: chicago, america, future, graduate, graduation, life, sad, society,
Form: Epic
An Affective Disorder, the Doctor Said
No, Freddie can’t say he mourned when his father died and his father’s third wife found Freddie's number and gave him a call to give him the news. His father had been responsible, worked hard,...

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Categories: chicago, anxiety, mental illness, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Prose
Premium Member A Few Years Back and Forth
A few years back,
in the prior millennium,
1993 to be more precise
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
born without a stage name
had his book entitled "The Evolving Self" published,
by which he meant The ReGeneratively Nutritious Flowing Self,
but he was probably shy...

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Categories: chicago, beauty, earth, health, political, psychological, trust,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member The World Is a Small Plane
I have travelled through the cluttered corridors of my tired mind countless times. 
I have reached deep into the dark abyss of my captive soul and in that profoundly disturbing darkness, I went searching to...

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Categories: chicago, appreciation, faith, inspirational, love, self, strength,
Form: Narrative
Strangers In Peoria
I met a proper woman in a proper pub on a Monday in Peoria. It was noon, time for lunch, and we were sitting stool to stool over very large burgers at a long mahogany...

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Categories: chicago, break up,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which Door Might a Confucian Take
Back Door Side Door Front Door : Which door might a Confucian take
..................for René ETIEMBLE (Jan. 26, 1909 – Jan. 7, 2002)*

In homage - dedicated to the Chair Professor of Comparative Literature the prestigious...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: chicago, books, eulogy, french, poems, son, tribute,
Form: Elegy
America Wasn'T So Bad Back Then
We have something in common, a fellow I talk to now and then. We’re about the same age and perhaps the only ones in the diner who think our past lives are interesting. So when...

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Categories: chicago, america,
Form: Prose
Hubert Might Go Upstairs But Not To Rome
Tea in the afternoon with his wife of many years is usually peaceful, Hubert thinks before he makes his announcement. Then he says it. 

"I'm going upstairs," Hubert tells Ruth as he hoists himself out...

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Categories: chicago, marriage,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Something Old Something New
In a matter of months, we would experience the greatest economic                        ...

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Categories: chicago, change, travel,
Form: Free verse
The Great Lakes Acronym Spells Homes
The Great Lakes acronym spells homes

I chose titled topic by a fanciful whim,
nevertheless still consider my knowledge 
of aforementioned material slim.

Housing multivarious biomes
register ecological syndromes
whereby constituents of NOAA 
Great Lakes Environmental 
Research Laboratory writ tomes.


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Categories: chicago, adventure, america, appreciation, beautiful, boat, creation, earth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Last Las Vegas Ces
My Last Las Vegas C.E.S. (1)
(A Memorial Poem)
I long counted Steve Bristow a friend (1) and we'd fly off to lunch
some days (Steve would get 'hours in' he needed for license - small planes).
It was...

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Categories: chicago, adventure,
Form: Rhyme
Long Before Isis
Thirty years ago, long before ISIS started executing Kurds, Muslims and Christians, I hired a Pakistani Muslim as an art director in Chicago. I was an Irish Catholic editor putting out a small national magazine....

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Categories: chicago, friendship,
Form: Prose
Bear Creek '98
_ a symphonic, folk rock, blues song
I'm an old man looking
For the lost, best parts of me.
I'm an old man looking
For the lost, best parts of me.
I'm looking in the places
Where the people say love...

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Categories: chicago, change, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Au Revoir Oh Perilous Freedom
Au revoir oh perilous freedom...

Since pledging my troth
to the missus July 25th, 1996
after the comma error
punctuated mein kampf with disequilibrium.

Ever since the notions
of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
coalesced within the mindscape
attributed to one
or more...

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Categories: chicago, age, america, anger, anxiety, bereavement, best friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poem For Sam Cooke
December 14, 1965           

"Mr. Samuel Cooke. Sam Cooke??
You been in that casket for three days..
You a long way from Chicago, son?"

And Sam said, "What happened

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Categories: chicago, america, celebrity, devotion, music, sorrow, sympathy, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quest
At least one of my greatest QUESTS                            ...

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Categories: chicago, heart, thank you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Letter On a Train
I once met a gentleman on an Amtrak train whose name was Sitruc Nosttam.*He was some 20 years my senior which was a real treat to me because I have great respect for and love...

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Categories: chicago, care, people, write,
Form: Verse
A Trick My Father Learned In Prison
I’m not saying my father hated the English, God forbid. If he were still alive, he’d hate to hear me say that. He’d correct me right away and say he didn’t hate the English. Truth...

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Categories: chicago, ireland, prison, war, , western,
Form: Prose
Premium Member One Great Quest
“Passion is what gives meaning to our lives. It’s what allows us to achieve success beyond our wildest imagination. Try to find a career path that you have a passion for.”  Henry Samueli
After departing...

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Categories: chicago, home, passion,
Form: Narrative
Caseworker, 1962
In 1962, I was a caseworker, not a social worker, in the Cabrini-Green Housing Project in Chicago. In that era, the difference between a caseworker and a social worker was simple. A social worker had...

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Categories: chicago, poverty,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Westward Bound
The past was locked in with very little 'right of passage'.                        ...

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Categories: chicago, childhood, home,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Obama Rhapsody - Potd
His full given name is Barack Hussein Obama
The etymology of his first name, "Baraka," a Swahili word meaning "Blessed"

      It's easy to see why he's my favorite POTUS

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Categories: chicago, appreciation, celebrity, perspective, political, tribute,
Form: Ode
Mentally Ill
Someone please help me please call the doctor 911 it’s an emergency please
come save me
Because I'm going crazy a lot of people think I'm insane in the classroom
talking to myself as if someone is really...

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Categories: chicago, depression, sad, girl, me, night, time, crazy,
Form: I do not know?