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Sedentary Revolutionary

English: Revolutionary parade, ink drawing by ...

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I’m twisted inside at what’s happening here.

We gave in to the mob though their cause was unclear.

As they’d hoped, we averted our eyes and went on

keeping time to the sound of their merciless drum.

Now we’re over that cliff.  Who knew lemmings could fly?

Oh, they can’t?  I guess that’s why we’re so contrite.

We hit bottom and turned to each other in hope.

Then we realize we’d given them all of our rope

thinking they’d make a noose for themselves.  They hung us

out to dry, on a limb, on a hook, or a truss.

Now here we swing while they dance down below

and they’ve brought us their broken ideals in tow.

“What shall we do?” we all scream in despair

as we dangle here just like a brace of march hares.

Well, we probably should learn to cooperate,

get ourselves off of this hook post-haste.

But we just throw blame.  You blame me.  I blame you.

We keep fighting.  There’s nothing at all we can do.

So the marchers go, pockets full of change.

“Your objections are bigoted” they will explain.

What’s the answer?  We know we should all just consent

to the plan of our forefathers’ first document.

Constitutional law, as you know does not fail

unless the balances tell you the check’s in the mail.

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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Poetry, Politics

 

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I’m A Finalist!

Recently I wrote a flash fiction piece called The Book.  I posted it on my blog and entered it in a story competition at Hannah Rose’s Blog.  Well, I am one of three finalists and the voting is still going on!  Why not stop by and read the stories?   You might like one of them well enough to vote. (Hint, hint!)

There’s no prize involved, but it’s nice to know that I’m one of the top three, right?   Enjoy the competition and the finalists’ stories.  I liked all three, but I was partial to one.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Competitions, Flash Fiction

 

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My New Short Story – The Honeybee Fiasco

What would you do if your house was suddenly attacked by a swarm of honeybees? Roger and Katrina had never thought to answer that question until one fateful day when it happened to them. Laugh along with them as Roger retells the story in his special, witty way.

My new short story is now on review with Amazon.  I published it a little late due to internet failures during the weekend, but it is now uploaded and I will have the buy-link here on my blog some time tomorrow.  You can look for it on Amazon now, if you like, or wait until you see the buy-link posted here.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Update: I have now added the buy-link on the cover art as well as a pop-up description of the story.

 

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