Tag Archives: Language

Unravelled

I do not need you to validate me or calibrate my chains they fit just fine I have steadily deconstructed the myths my life was built upon the tension recedes I do not want what you have not got the … Continue reading

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The Doctor is in

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond, Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond. A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat. The water was warm. There was plenty to eat. The … Continue reading

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Complications

Who holds the keys to the kingdom of blood and tears and tax deductible sweat What is the method for decoding the hidden messages that distinguish those who rule from those who are ruled When did the truth become so complicated … Continue reading

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Mic check: DesertAbba

The Sad State of the Union by DesertAbba To say that our State of the Union is strong is like insisting that our marriage is strong because we’re sticking together for the kids. Most anyone can see through the facade … Continue reading

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We must still speak

Dr. King’s words are just as prescient today as they were when he first spoke them back in 1967. How many countries could take the place of Vietnam in this speech? How many more countries are yet to come?  -Jeff … Continue reading

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The bluest persuasion

Delve in to the ruins of a once proud people and you will find tales woven in the finest silk stitched into the very fabric of their defiant being for all the world to gaze in wonderment at garments cast … Continue reading

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Infernal

“In thinking of America, I sometimes find myself admiring her bright blue sky—her grand old woods—her fertile fields—her beautiful rivers— her mighty lakes, and star-crowned mountains. But my rapture is soon checked, my joy is soon turned to mourning. When … Continue reading

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All the difference

Well, it looks like my self-imposed hiatus is drawing to a close. Recently, the road I was traveling on diverged in some unexpected ways as I resigned my high school teaching position a week ago. Needless to say, it was … Continue reading

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Caged no more

On the Pulse of Morning by Maya Angelou A Rock, A River, A Tree Hosts to species long since departed, Marked the mastodon. The dinosaur, who left dry tokens Of their sojourn here On our planet floor, Any broad alarm … Continue reading

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Cascades

Tears fall down like heavy rain washing the years away as gullies are carved from tools of iron When the levees buckle under the weight of the disappeared ideas move swiftly to cover the ancient paths The calmest surface hides … Continue reading

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