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Blog, Part Two - From, The Heroes And Monsters Of Greek Mythology Series

Blog Posted:5/29/2020 1:05:00 PM
Blog, Part Two - From, The  Heroes And Monsters Of Greek Mythology Series
 
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Between Scylla and Charybdis
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Henry Fuseli's painting of Odysseus facing the choice between Scylla and Charybdis, 1794/6
Being between Scylla and Charybdis is an idiom deriving from Greek mythology, which has been associated with the proverbial advice "to choose the lesser of two evils".[1] Several other idioms, such as "on the horns of a dilemma", "between the devil and the deep blue sea", and "between a rock and a hard place" express similar meanings.[2] The mythical situation also developed a proverbial use in which seeking to choose between equally dangerous extremes is seen as leading inevitably to disaster.
 
 
Contents
1 The myth and its proverbial use
2 Cultural references
3 See also
4 References
5 External links
The myth and its proverbial use
 
Top, each of Scylla's heads plucks a mariner from the deck; bottom right, Charybdis tries to swallow the whole vessel
Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and Calabria, on the Italian mainland. Scylla was rationalized as a rock shoal (described as a six-headed sea monster) on the Calabrian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily. They were regarded as maritime hazards located close enough to each other that they posed an inescapable threat to passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too close to Scylla and vice versa. According to Homer's account, Odysseus was advised to pass by Scylla and lose only a few sailors, rather than risk the loss of his entire ship in the whirlpool.[3]
 
Because of such stories, the bad result of having to navigate between the two hazards eventually entered proverbial use. Erasmus recorded it in his Adagia (1515) under the Latin form of evitata Charybdi in Scyllam incidi (having escaped Charybdis I fell into Scylla) and also provided a Greek equivalent. After relating the Homeric account and reviewing other connected uses, he went on to explain that the proverb could be applied in three different ways. In circumstances where there is no escape without some cost, the correct course is to "choose the lesser of two evils". Alternatively it may signify that the risks are equally great, whatever one does. A third use is in circumstances where a person has gone too far in avoiding one extreme and has tumbled into its opposite. In this context Erasmus quoted another line that had become proverbial, incidit in Scyllam cupiens vitare Charybdem (into Scylla he fell, wishing to avoid Charybdis).[4] This final example was a line from the Alexandreis, a 12th-century Latin epic poem by Walter of Châtillon.[5]
 
The myth was later given an allegorical interpretation by the French poet Barthélemy Aneau in his emblem book Picta Poesis (1552). There one is advised, much in the spirit of the commentary of Erasmus, that the risk of being envied for wealth or reputation is preferable to being swallowed by the Charybdis of poverty: "Choose the lesser of these evils. A wise man would rather be envied than miserable." [6] Erasmus too had associated the proverb about choosing the lesser of two evils, as well as Walter of Châtillon’s line, with the Classical adage. A later English translation glossed the adage's meaning with a third proverb, that of "falling, as we say, out of the frying pan into the fire, in which form the proverb has been adopted by the French, the Italians and the Spanish."[7] Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable also treated the English proverb as an established equivalent of the allusion to falling from Scylla into Charybdis.[8]
 
Cultural references
 
James Gillray, Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis (1793)
The story was often applied to political situations at a later date. In James Gillray's cartoon, Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis (3 June 1793),[9] 'William Pitt helms the ship Constitution, containing an alarmed Britannia, between the rock of democracy (with the liberty cap on its summit) and the whirlpool of arbitrary power (in the shape of an inverted crown), to the distant haven of liberty'.[10] This was in the context of the effect of the French Revolution on politics in Britain. That the dilemma had still to be resolved in the aftermath of the revolution is suggested by Percy Bysshe Shelley's returning to the idiom in his 1820 essay A Defence of Poetry: "The rich have become richer, and the poor have become poorer; and the vessel of the state is driven between the Scylla and Charybdis of anarchy and despotism."[11]
 
A later Punch caricature by John Tenniel, dated 10 October 1863, pictures the Prime Minister Lord Palmerston carefully steering the British ship of state between the perils of Scylla, a craggy rock in the form of a grim-visaged Abraham Lincoln, and Charybdis, a whirlpool which foams and froths into a likeness of Jefferson Davis. A shield emblazoned "Neutrality" hangs on the ship's thwarts, referring to how Palmerston tried to maintain a strict impartiality towards both combatants in the American Civil War.[12] American satirical magazine Puck also used the myth in a caricature by F. Graetz, dated November 26, 1884, in which the unmarried President-elect Grover Cleveland rows desperately between snarling monsters captioned "Mother-in-law" and "Office Seekers".[13]
 
Victor Hugo uses the equivalent French idiom (tomber de Charybde en Scylla) in his novel Les Miserables (1862), again in a political context, as a metaphor for the staging of two rebel barricades during the climactic uprising in Paris, around which the final events of the book culminate. The first chapter of the final volume is entitled "The Charybdis of the Faubourg Saint Antoine and the Scylla of the Faubourg du Temple".
 
By the time of Nicholas Monsarrat's 1951 war novel, The Cruel Sea, however, the upper-class junior officer, Morell, is teased by his middle-class peer, Lockhart, for using such a phrase.[14] Nevertheless, the idiom has since taken on new life in pop lyrics. In The Police's 1983 single "Wrapped Around Your Finger", the second line uses it as a metaphor for being in a dangerous relationship; this is reinforced by a later mention of the similar idiom of "the devil and the deep blue sea".[15][16] American heavy metal band Trivium also referenced the idiom in "Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis", a track from their 2008 album Shogun, in which the lyrics are about having to choose "between death and doom".[17]
 
In 2014 Graham Waterhouse composed a piano quartet, Skylla and Charybdis, premiered at the Gasteig in Munich. According to his programme note, though its four movements "do not refer specifically to the protagonists or to events connected with the famous legend", their dynamic is linked subjectively to images connected with it "conjoured up in the composer's mind during the writing".[18]
 
See also
Catch-22 (logic)
Dilemma
Hobson's choice
Morton's fork
References
 Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, OUP 2015, p.99
 "The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms" by Christine Ammer. 2003, 1997. The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust, retrieved 26 Aug. 2019
 Odyssey Book 12, lines 108-11, Translated by Ian Johnston, Vancouver Island University, Revised Edition 2019
 The Adages of Erasmus (selected by William Barker), University of Toronto 2001, pp.83-6
 The Alexandreis: A Twelfth-Century Epic, a verse translation by David Townsend, Broadview Editions 2007, p.120, line 350. A footnote in this translation identifies the line as becoming proverbial in Europe.
 French Emblems at Glasgow
 Robert Bland, Proverbs, chiefly taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with explanations, London 1814, pp.95-7
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Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters noted by Homer; Greek mythology sited them on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and Calabria, on the Italian mainland. Scylla was rationalized as a rock shoal (described as a six-headed sea monster) on the Calabrian side of the strait and Charybdis was a whirlpool off the coast of Sicily. They were regarded as maritime hazards located close enough to each other that they posed an inescapable threat to passing sailors; avoiding Charybdis meant passing too close to Scylla and vice versa. According to Homer's account, Odysseus was advised to pass by Scylla and lose only a few sailors, rather than risk the loss of his entire ship in the whirlpool.[3]
 
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Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis
(From Continued Greek Heroes And Mythology Series)
referenced, 
*Scylla and Charybdis, *Homer, *Iliad and The Odyssey, *Hades, *Heaven
 
Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis
 
(I.)
 
Evil forces choice, either flee or choose another path
choosing between Scylla and Charybdis, that of twin wraths
mankind feeble pawn, turbulent vessel of flesh and bones
set between rock and a hard place, Hades black undertones
or walk onward into blindness as a casualty
chained and bound, victim of evil's great ingenuity.
 
(II.)
 
A quandary, such as Odysseus once had to face
either battling six-headed beast or drowning in disgrace
Time ever offers up this agonizing, sadden choice
for fallen man, cursed to answer with ill fated voice
deciding, life and death- battle bravely or try to flee
from living nightmare between the devil and deep blue sea.
 
(III.)
 
Homer's  Iliad And The Odyssey, tells such travails
as a Greek hero battles Dark's many ravenous Hells
with Hope and Love in his magnificent, courageous heart
his salvation, only looking to Heaven can impart
yet with wit and faith he later his destination made
while never honor, love of family had he betrayed.
 
(IV.)
 
What of world and its cacophony of screaming bandits
living without honor, with its insidious gambits
too often begging Lady Luck make every gamble pay
instead of placing faith in Truth and kneeling down to pray
with Scylla and Charybdis, each echoing vicious threats
only by divine light, one avoids such destructive nets.
 
(V.)
 
Such in malevolent world, often rears its ugly head
we seek treasure, when one should embrace Love and Light instead
and in our feastings, selfish desires, our new Fated road
we must face accursed bounty of treasures we were sold
slaves living blinded by ambitions, in world full of chains
ships in distress, sinking from tons of our ill gotten gains.
 
(VI.)
 
Shall we choose wisely, seeking serenity in the Light
reaping harvest that comforts even in darkest of nights
sail upon bluer seas, watching gleaming heavens soft glow
riding peaceful waves, praying our loving families grow
knowing goodness and mercy will be our blessed rewards
or else continue playing on with, world's stacked deck of cards?
Robert J. Lindley, 
Rhyme, ( In A Judgment On Mankind's Repetitive And Historic Blindness )
 
Robert J. Lindley, from fragment- March 22nd, 1979
renewed,edited,expanded and finished, May 26th thru 29th,2020
companion piece to previously presented, 
 
(Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained,
 from fragment- Oct12th, 1978
renewed,edited,expanded  and finished, May17th,2020)
Both poems are completed versions of the Greek Mythology Series
started many decades ago..
 
Stats:
2nd poem- May 26th thru 29th,2020
(Of Fate And The Choosing Between Scylla and Charybdis)
0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14
0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14
Total # Syllables:504
Total # Words:::::330
 
Stats:
1st poem- previously posted, and finished, May17th,2020
(Nightmares, Ravages Of A Prometheus, Free And Unchained)
0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14
0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14 0 14 14 14 14 14 14
Total # Syllables:504
Total # Words:::::330
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Date: 6/8/2020 5:03:00 PM
We do seem to be a blind species, especially where our own failings are concerned. Collectively, we still have a way to grow. We are basically very destructive beings. When something awakens us to the truth, then we look because we have to but, it shouldn't be that way; we should look carefully before we act. Well penned piece.
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Date: 6/7/2020 10:38:00 AM
Robert your passion for for this write is off the charts. Great effort penned by you and certainly very informative for the layman like myself. I am glad your back as I find my way back also. God bless you my friend.
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Date: 6/1/2020 8:51:00 AM
Informative and appreciated is your work here. I'm glad you came back. I love the poems thank you for your time my friend.
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Date: 6/1/2020 10:29:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Great to be back and posting. I did so miss the poetic fellowship that this site provides/offers to those that make use of it and the many friends I have made here in these 6 years. God bless...
Date: 5/31/2020 10:15:00 PM
Good to have you back my friend. You made good use of your time on your break. I like the poem you composed. I can't remember anything from my past education about Scylla and Charybdis, so this part of the series was not a review.
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Date: 6/1/2020 8:12:00 AM
Thank you my friend, good to be back posting and engaging in fine fellowship with PoetrySoup poets! Scylla and Charybdis, are not as well known as are the other character,.monsters, heroes and entities etc. in Greek Mythology. From my many years reading, writing about and studying Greek mythology I have in my youth and later gained a broad knowledge of it. As it all deeply interests me. God bless.
Date: 5/30/2020 11:32:00 PM
I am of a generation that is filled with idioms that I constantly need to explain to my grandchildren, but I think it is very important for them to know from where they originate. "with Scylla and Charybdis, each echoing vicious threats only by divine light, one avoids such destructive nets." lines like this one make this a brilliant poem charmed with veracity and meaning. Brilliant Robert! Thank you for your time you put into this blog. I loved your poem! one can't put a price on the value of learning. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/31/2020 6:46:00 AM
Thank you my friend. If blessed one never stops in the search for more and more knowledge. So much can be gained by a deep and very long study of history, not just ours as a nation but also -world history-, and its vast treasure vaults of knowledge, wisdom. , literature,poetry, the arts and the ever fascinating course of mankind prior to this very modern world we struggle to march through today. The history of the Greeks being just one of the vast many available, with much greater ease because of the internet..God bless..
Date: 5/29/2020 4:51:00 PM
Robert, You certainly made great use of your time away from soup Your blogs are so informative and we are lucky to be in the company of such a talented writer. Tom
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Date: 5/29/2020 7:28:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Truth is I was reading poetry about 4/5 hours a day-until my pen hand started itching. I looked about at my many unfinished pieces/projects and decided to tackle this one first. I have never liked being a quitter as it goes against my grain. So I finished this and decided to return to post it.. Hoping it merits being read, enjoyed and gifts a bit of poetic history too.. God bless..
Date: 5/29/2020 1:21:00 PM
More stunning work and interpretation from a talented pen and dear friend ... this rounds off the series perfectly, Robert, and was compelling and thought-provoking from the start. I love how you wind the elements together to show the importance of mythology and its affect on the modern-day society and writing - it is a priceless resource, and you show that divinely. Blessings, my friend - I am smiling to see you back at The Soup! :o)
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Date: 5/29/2020 1:50:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I found twelve days of being absent gave me much idle time to ponder life and compose this second part to my original first offering in this Series. The importance of the Greek culture, mythology, Homer, Pandar, Poetry and our modern world is evident to those that study history and its influences on our modern world. God bless....

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4/20/2020 O' What Dark Winds And Evil This Way Comes, Tribute To Master Poe Rhymedark,deep,evil,humanity,i
4/20/2020 What Of Humanity, Life And Happiness Lost, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetart,dark,deep,evil,symbol
4/20/2020 As Phoenix From Smoldering Ashes Rise Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,ima
4/19/2020 Within Stone, Writhing Silently To Step On Out, Sonnet Doubles Sonnetappreciation,art,creation
4/17/2020 As That Dawning Hour, In Her Journey She Knew She Was Too Late Narrativeappreciation,art,creation
4/14/2020 Beauty There, Sweeter Than Morn's Softest Calls Rhymeart,christian,creation,de
4/11/2020 As She Found A Way To Dearest Life Meet Rhymeappreciation,art,beauty,c
4/10/2020 When Light Penetrates The Fog Of Fear And Darkness Rhymecreation,dark,deep,destin
4/8/2020 Give Me The Chiming Of Morn's Sweetest Call, Words Of Hope And Nature's Beauty Sonnetbeauty,encouraging,hope,i
4/4/2020 She A Dream Raven, Ghost Of Ill Repute Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
4/1/2020 If Only Sonnetart,dark,death,deep,hope,
3/31/2020 Soothing Dream, Bathe Me In Her Light Rhymeappreciation,art,creation
3/27/2020 From Within Earth's Red Blooms, Love Quickly Flew Rhymeappreciation,art,inspirat
3/21/2020 I That Once Rose To Greet Dawn's Sweetest Voice Rhymeart,deep,encouraging,endu
3/20/2020 In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light Rhymeart,creation,faith,spirit
3/16/2020 Dare We Oppose Darkness And Its Long Dagger Clawed Hands Rhymeart,creation,deep,heart,p
3/10/2020 Farewell, Youthful Days Of Wading In Crystal Clear Streams Sonnetart,beauty,creation,dedic
3/7/2020 Why A Poem Is More Than Ink On A Page Rhymeappreciation,art,humanity
3/5/2020 Honoring Master Poe, Darkened Verses That Saddest Of Truths Reveals Rhymeart,creation,dark,evil,hu
3/3/2020 Speak With Respect And Kindness As Your Guiding Light Rhymeappreciation,art,deep,enc

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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
MoUNTAIN DRoP Rhymedeath,depression,
Beauty Exposed Rhymelife,
Beautiful Day Free verseseasons,
What the Angels Whisper Free versegod,hope,youth,
Black Diamond Night Epicbody,death,history,lonely
If Walls Could Speak Narrativefeelings,for him,joy,toge
Spring on the Wind Rhymechange,nature,spring,
Crying River Balladbeautiful,cry,deep,freedo
Colours in our lives Rhymebeauty,color,
Daddy Free verseblue,dad,depression,fathe
Indian Ink Dramatic Verseabuse,autumn,death,deep,f
A New Bird Rhymebirth,
When Love Found Me Rhymeblessing,love,
Mist Song Rhymebeauty,music,nature,
Wild Love Narrativegarden,love,rose,sweet,
I Walk on Water Free verseintrospection,life,
The Blackberry and The Rose Personificationimagination
Strong Point Sonnetlove,
I Hate You All Light Versedark,death,philosophy,sad
So She Broke your Heart Free verseanalogy,betrayal,hope,lov
Fragment Trioletlight
The Perfect Painting Rhymeart,beauty,
Diamond in the Sky Sonnetstar,
In One Fell Swoop Free verselost love,
A Shade From The Past Sonnetart,nostalgia,people,
To a Despondent Friend Quatraindepression,
A Letter to Emily Dickinson Rhymepoetess,
White Lace Sonnetlife,seasons
Echoes in the Stone Epicadventure,death,hero,hist
The tree of life Rhymeage,child,death,mystery,t
Our little Haven Rhymecousin,fairy,fantasy,gree
Her Hidden Gem Rhymemother,voice,
Eyes of Blue Rhymefreedom,hero,memorial day
MY DAY IS COMING Rhymefriendship,journey,life,
SOMETIMES Rhymeblessing,thanks,
THE LORDS SWEET MORNING Rhymemusic,nature,
Letting Go Rhymeson,
What is Love Sonnetlove,
Releasing Me Sonnethappiness,peace,
As we walk hand in hand Rhymehappiness,how i feel,love
Angel Tears Light Verseangel,
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Light Versedance,romantic,
I Am The Mighty Mountain Personificationearth,mountains,
Death Blows a Hollow Horn Sonnetdeath,
Written in a Graveyard Sonnetdeath,
Invitation Rhymelost love,
His Song and Mine I do not know?bird,life,poems,prison,,L
In An Old Cathedral Rhymeloneliness,love,
Sweet Memories Rhymelost love,
Oak Rhymetree,
Contest Consternation Free versecommunity,poetry,words,
Write you OUT Free versegoodbye,how i feel,
Hey you Free verseanger,conflict,forgivenes
Aquarius Coupletimagery,water,
Mother's Garden Rhymeflower,garden,nature,
Neverland Narrativechildhood,nostalgia,place
The Ripping Free verseabuse,addiction,anger,ang
Stairway to the Stars Free versefarewell,kiss,
Midnight Poet Free verseaddiction,character,devot
A New Love Found Free verseinspirational,
Autumn's Gown Rhymecolor,inspiration,
Kresge's Five And Dime Stores Rhymenostalgia,
Intolerable Rhymeabuse,betrayal,racism,
Amidst the Fallen Petals Free verselonging,love,
The Evil Eye Rhymeevil,
My Fallen Brother Rhymeangst,brother,history,los
Eccentric Eyes Sonnetpain,
The Sowing Free versedevotion,
Wild pure and free love Free versebeautiful,love,romance,
Eccentricity In Love Sonnetlove,universe,
Bobcat Moon Rhymeautumn,friendship,loss,mo
The Clock it Mocks Free versebreak up,heartbroken,jeal
O The Grieving Free versedeath,funeral,grief,
Holding a wilting red rose Versedeath,mother,mothers day,
Heaven or Hell Free versedark,heaven,light,love,
Sunset Tableau Versepain,
Starstruck in your deep Beauty Free versebeautiful,beauty,flower,l
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Light Versesoldier,violence,war,
Ancient Warrior Iambic Pentameterangst,culture,native amer
Rain over Vietnam Quaternrain,war,
Long Distance Dreamer Light Versebeautiful,i miss you,long
Whilst walking through the woods Sonnetanimal,beauty,bird,nature
Why So Afraid Iambic Pentameterlove,
Church Quatrainblessing,change,devotion,
Outside Looking In Rhymecharacter,community,histo
Small Passerene Birds Rhymebeautiful,romantic,season
Autumn's Dreams Of A Country Road Rhymenature,seasons,
When Shadows Fall Rhymelife,music,nature,seasons
Tear Drops Free verseallegory,desire,devotion,
Star Gazer Free verseallegory,beauty,metaphor,
Conquer Rhymedepression,
Ragnarok: The Storm Epyllionweather,
That Still Small Voice Quatraingod,prayer,relationship,
The Black Dragon Free versecorruption,courage,hope,w
But I Must Stay Villanellesad,
When Bubbles Dissipate Tankabeautiful,beauty,i love y
December Magic Quintain (English)nature,
Approaching storm Rhymeweather,
To Him who Loves Me Sonnetlove,relationship,romanti
Yellow Shoes in the Darkness Quatrainme,metaphor,places,yellow

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SKAT A United States Flag United States Read
Poet Destroyer A United States Flag United States Read
Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick United States Flag United States Read
Keith O.J. Hunt Canada Flag Canada Read
Sunshine Smile Norway Flag Norway Read
Sara Kendrick United States Flag United States Read
JAN ALLISON Isle Of Man Flag Isle Of Man Read
Jake Ponce Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Carolyn Devonshire United States Flag United States Read
Vera Duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Robert Nehls United States Flag United States Read
Joyce Johnson United States Flag United States Read
Eileen Manassian _Not Listed Flag _Not Listed Read
lisa duggan Australia Flag Australia Read
Barbara Gorelick United States Flag United States Read
Gary Bateman Germany Flag Germany Read
liam mcdaid Ireland Flag Ireland Read
Gry Christensen United States Flag United States Read
arthur vaso Canada Flag Canada Read
Debbie Guzzi United States Flag United States Read
Roy Jerden United States Flag United States Read
James Fraser United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Robert Lindley United States Flag United States Read
Richard Lamoureux Canada Flag Canada Read
Paul Callus Malta Flag Malta Read
Miss Sassy United States Flag United States Read
cherl dunn United States Flag United States Read
KP Nunez Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Peter Lewis Holmes Viet Nam Flag Viet Nam Read
David O'Haolin Whalen United States Flag United States Read
Keith Bickerstaffe United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Lu Loo United States Flag United States Read
Connie Marcum Wong United States Flag United States Read
Lin Lane United States Flag United States Read
Vladislav Raven United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Gail Foster United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Pandita Sanchez United States Flag United States Read
Danetta Barney United States Flag United States Read
Tom Quigley United States Flag United States Read
jill spagnola United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Avis Bailey United States Flag United States Read
Kelly Deschler United States Flag United States Read
lg ds Thailand Flag Thailand Read
Feli Elizab United States Flag United States Read
Casarah Nance United States Flag United States Read
Edlynn Nau United States Flag United States Read
Leslie Philibert Germany Flag Germany Read
Miraj Raha India Flag India Read
Sarai Virden United States Flag United States Read
Monterey Sirak United States Flag United States Read
Bev Smith United States Flag United States Read
C T United States Flag United States Read
Jessica Thompson United States Flag United States Read
Charmaine Chircop Malta Flag Malta Read
Timothy Hicks United States Flag United States Read
Sandra Haight United States Flag United States Read
Tim Smith United States Flag United States Read
Suzanne Delaney United States Flag United States Read
Joseph May United States Flag United States Read
Constance La France Canada Flag Canada Read
Daniel Turner United States Flag United States Read
Manmath Dalei India Flag India Read
kabuteng P.iNk k. Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Robert L. Hinshaw United States Flag United States Read
nette onclaud Philippines Flag Philippines Read
harry horsman Australia Flag Australia Read
Red Fiery Singapore Flag Singapore Read
Brian Davey United States Flag United States Read
Keith Trestrail Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago Read
Walter T. Ashe United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Anisha Dutta India Flag India Read
CayCay Jennings United States Flag United States Read
Emile Pinet Canada Flag Canada Read
Teddy Kimathi Kenya Flag Kenya Read
Julia Ward France Flag France Read
Frederic Parker United States Flag United States Read
Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Laura Leiser United States Flag United States Read
John Hamilton Canada Flag Canada Read
Rhonda Johnson-Saunders United States Flag United States Read
Robert Stoner Jr United States Flag United States Read
Faye Gibson United States Flag United States Read
michael tor United States Flag United States Read
Carol Eastman United States Flag United States Read
Charlie Smith United States Flag United States Read
Maurice Yvonne Canada Flag Canada Read
Elaine George Canada Flag Canada Read
Bob Quigley United States Flag United States Read
Shadow Hamilton United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Charles Henderson United States Flag United States Read
Robert Pettit United States Flag United States Read
Francine Roberts Canada Flag Canada Read
Eve Roper United States Flag United States Read
jack horne United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Andrew Crisci United States Flag United States Read
kash poet India Flag India Read
Janice Canerdy United States Flag United States Read
Judy Konos United States Flag United States Read
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