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Poetry Corner – A Puzzle is a Muzzle on the Mind and Heart… Until you Solve It…

SECOND CHANCES – TREES AND BRANCHES

Blue thoughts

fizzle

wonder and grace shine through…

where are my favorite terracotta flip flops ?

 

Peace

 

 

 

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Insect intersects Frog

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BJHC    Scan / waercolor/ found Praying Mantis

 

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Hawk Haiku

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A hawk, red and black

circled once over head, circled closer

“Pretty boy” I said as he circled away.

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Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5956888-fractaltimeSimilarto Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age – …

Rating: 4/5 – 576 Votes

Mar 17, 2009 In this fascinating book, Gregg Braden merges the modern discoveries of nature’s patterns (fractals) with the ancient view of a cyclic universe.

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Book of the day!

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Where Ideas Come From

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Lavender sprigs scent my nostrils

an idea glows over lashes

blinking answers

as I watch a dragon-fly land

in the palm of my hand.

Solved!!

 

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Look Back

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Looking back

you have to look back

to learn

looking back

over the Obama stimulus

guess what? it worked,

looking back ,

over 8 years of Clinton prosperity

then the Banking mess the republicans left

“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry…..” Prez. C. says

Why did the prosperity end? Trickle down republican policies?

looking back over the Iraq and Afgahnistan wars

Suicide rates up 80 percent for returning soldiers

Too many tours- too much money spent on weapons- not enough on soldiers

we must look back

see the mistakes made

look back and learn.

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www.abcnews.com

The study, an analysis of data from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment, shows a striking 80 percent increase in suicides among Army personnel between 2004 and 2008. The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers, the study said.

The high number of suicides are “unprecedented in over 30 years of U.S. Army records,” according to the authors of the study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Injury Prevention. Based on the data and the timing of the increase in suicide rates, the authors calculated that about 40 percent of the Army’s suicides in 2008 could be associated with the U.S. military escalation in Iraq.

“This study does not show that U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan cause suicide,” said Dr. Michelle Chervak, one of the study’s authors, a senior epidemiologist at the U.S. Army Public Health Command. “This study does suggest that an Army engaged in prolonged combat operations is a population under stress, and that mental health conditions and suicide can be expected to increase under these circumstances.”

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Money Well Spent?
What Really Happened to the Trillion-dollar Stimulus Plan

by Michael Grabell

Money Well Spent?

 

Book Summary

Traces the evolution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 while offering insight into its fiercely partisan supporters and detractors, explaining how the money was spent and what will be the most likely outcome.

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POEM – An Inconvenient Truth For The Policymakers At Investment Banks

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Push us out of our houses

push us out of the park

Push

push

push

what you hear is the squishing of

the middle class

by

investment bank policies

re-adjust?

trust us

we will do all we can—

so many on the street

finally more on the street, than  behind closed doors

push

push

now we push back

like,

Adams

Franklin

Jefferson

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

 

And you can’t do that if you have no place to live

Push

push

push

the sound you hear is,

the squishing of the middle class.

Push back.

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Dedicated to all the Occupy Wall Street Protesters

 

 

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Word Cloaks – Poem

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A vagrant was found

he died

in a burned out

foreclosed house

no one knew why-

it was cold that night

in his forties

a vagrant died

in a burned out

foreclosed house

a vagrant was found

trying to keep warm

he died.

Once a man with money and friends

now he is a vagrant

a vagrant

a vagrant

a human bring—minus…money and friends,

a vagrant.

he was once a man—

now he is a vagrant

found dead

in a burned out

foreclosed house.

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Non Lethal Projectile – Poem

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Non,

lethal,

projectile,

sounds like a secret code

Non-le-thal — Pro-jec-tile

but it’s not-

it is what our govern-ment

with no LAMENT

shoots…

at our returned veterans

who have the bent

to hold a sign

with arms by their side

that says

veterans for peace

non lethal projectile – (it only draws blood from the mouth)

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www.veteransforpeace.org

www.congress.org

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Soldier On

 

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Poem for soldiers in and who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan

 

First I was looking for an answer-

 

then contact

 

then, just a piece to take with me

 

I found it…

 

hidden in an old file

 

a picture of how it was

 

before the war.

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Poem – DANCE – For All people in Israel and Palestine

At the center is chaos

around the edges sprouts safety,

unity,

peace-

they want you to fight…

take flight-

from your quiet civil unrest

but these actions are simply the best…

peace is looming on the horizon— — —

the status quo rants and raves

hoping to get you to cave –

and once again become a slave

 to fighting, to war ,

take a chance and dance your way to peace!!!

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Americans For Peace Now

 

www.peacenow.org

Peace

 

 

Thanks To Google For Images

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Sunday Night Poem

Blog Calling

My blog calls to me

it whispers behind the tomato in the frig

it sings to me as I walk across the mountain ridge

where are you? come back

here I sit fonts and caps

ready to go go go…

remember, how you loved to push my publish button???

stop eating that mutton!

and come here-come near

to my warm glowing screen… … … !

Blog Calling

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Dear blog,

     Don’t I stop by everyday to check your comments? and spruce you up?

Don’t I remove old erroneous posts to make your load lighter?

So please, let me be – I have a life to live, things I want to give ( after all the globe is awaiting my dusty little novel! and don’t remind me again that Agatha Christie wrote  one of her novels in a week… please! )

 – so relax have a megabyte or two- soon … I’ll be back with you.

Your ever lovin’ blogger

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BHC   Etching/Collage – Okay so Vermeer is a tad better than myself… ???…

 

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring
 
Artist Johannes Vermeer
Year circa 1665
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 44.5 cm × 39 cm (17.5 in × 15 in)
Location Mauritshuis, The Hague

Above from www.wikipedia.org

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Poem – A Piece Of Peace

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Peace takes time

as long as there is talking

and walking,

peace will chime

across the Middle East—

bringing the sublime

Two peoples with one goal,

PEACE.

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PEACE

 

www.peacenow.org

___Image Courtesy Of Google

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Poemic Scanolograph Presentation

beauty for beauty sake
one spot of beauty

a bowl of roses

pink,blooming

is worth

emanates more light

than a world- eons of

struggle and accumulation.

 

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Poem -Trickle down, trickle up, trickle this…

(An angry mermaid can’t take a break!)

 

A vote is taking place in congress today to try and END  Bush Tax cuts to anyone earning over 1 million. ( Most republicans are against this bill, they want to extend tax cuts to the top of our economic scale  )

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They say,

They say…

it will trickle down

over the scorched ground

over 100 million yet-

they still need a break

so say the re-economic -boob-icans, (or if you prefer re-fat-cat-icans)

we watched this before

and all took a snore,

and the house of cards fell

on Aunt Nell-

the cloud of money they want to shower

at the top high above  us

is for the true ELITE-

anyone with over 100 million,

the cash they get from “uncle ” GOP

will top their x-mas tree

never will one red cent

ever put a dent

in the ever blooming

republican deficit.

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FACT: President Bush came in with a Clinton surplus

and left with a trillion-dollar Bush deficit.

 

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FROM www.cnn.com      Today

 

The Senate voted 53 to 36 to end debate on whether to extend tax cuts.

The Senate voted 53 to 36 to end debate on whether to extend tax cuts.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A second procedural tax vote is expected later Saturday morning
  • Democrats knew beforehand that they were unlikely to succeed
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    Washington (CNN) — A Senate vote to end debate on a Democratic measure to extend George W. Bush-era tax cuts for families making under $250,000 failed on Saturday, preventing the measure from moving forward. —

    Despite the realization that neither would get the 60 votes to succeed, many Democrats said before the vote they wanted to get on-the-record in support of extending the lower rates to lower earners. They also want to contrast their ideas with Republican proposals to extend all tax cuts, even those for people who are very wealthy.

    “I think we want to lay it out there,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said on Friday. “Who’s for which approach on this? That’s why we’re doing it.”

    “There are no signs that millionaires are suffering in this economy. It’s everybody below that,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. “You have to stand up for what you believe and you have to vote on what you believe.”

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    A FROG

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    A frog- is a frog.

    it jumps- croaks- looks me right in the eye

    and says,

    ” Watch me ,

    look at me,

     when I go—

    you are next…”

    He jumped over the pink lotus 

     and shimmered into the iridescence of his home.

    A pond.

    INDICATOR SPECIES

     

    Image Courtesy Of  White Nile Productions

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