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Blessings for Barbara
texts for readers who are sight disabled
My Favorite Jobs
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
1776 was the beginning
America the Beautiful. From sea to shining sea
History that cannot be changed
American government is easy to understand (339 words)
A Concise Chronicle of Creation
How it all started and where we are now.
A Day That Changed America
A blow to our Constitutional Republic occurred today
A Good Day for A Swim
Some swimming days are better than others.
A New Justice In the Courthouse
Amy Coney Barrett (Well qualified and well suited)
A Non Sequitur
Politics at its worst
A Proposition of Time.
Time is different than you thought
A recent mystery solved
Description of polar opposites in a statement
A Simple Poet
A simple little poem.
All Hail The Daily Heroes
A tribute to the anguished Covid-19 warriors
Adventures of a garage band (694 words)
An Honorable Man and A Friend
A veteran that lived and died as a hero
Are Monsters Next in 2020?
There ain't much we haven't seen in 2020
Arf Arf Arf
(271 words) Dialogue Only
Ballad of the Green New Deal
Green is the new red
Ballad of the Missing Links
Not everything is as advertised
A case of irony
What's wrong with this picture. (361 words)
Bevo Meets A Patriot
A short story of a patriot that is not from around here.
Bevo Studies Clouds
410 Word Flash Fiction
Boys Need Daddies
A sports role model is not a daddy substitute
The bulb is broken but the light still burns
Don't allow the crowd to corrupt your heart
Can't 'Member Nuthin'
Is it Elderlyitis when I can't 'member?
Canker Worms on Liberty Tree
The Tree of Liberty has a dangerous infestation
The threat to freedom approaches (Blank Verse Poem)
Chuck and Nan go fishing.
Stop confusing the fish! They're watching...
Turning debt into money
A six word poem with rhyme
Coronavirus Lament -- Part 2
What shall we do?
A new poetry style
Political Correctness and a Fiat Currency
Curse of the Blue States
What causes states to turn blue and can we save them?
The cost of war and freedom
Dance Hall Days
Life is the experience that is entered and exited.
Defining the Human Soul
God is Spirit and So Is Man
Defund the Police
The left has a new idea
A Free Verse Fable
Disagreeing With My Muse
What happens when a muse goes rogue
Disparaging President Trump
A political observation (304 words)
When uncertainty reigns [A Trido Poem]
Don't Destroy the House
A modern day parable.
Is California a Progressive preview of America?
A day that will change America (407 words)
The Electoral College suppresses nightmares
Enemies at the Wall
What happens when the enemies breach the wall?
It's not just for thermodynamics anymore
Erasmus, Eugene and Louise
Everyone likes their pets
Consequences of life
Every Breath A Victory
We need to live our lives one breath at a time.
The sadness of a divided country
If everything is an existential threat, NOTHING IS!!!
Fable of The Hyenas And The Lion
Hyenas make a bad choice
Fable of Three Feet
You never know what you're going to hear next (632 words)
Falling to Tyranny
When tyranny is at the gate
Olde pronouns expressing an olde human problem.
Fear the Mantis
That is one scary bug!!!
Feeling Safe in Starbucks
I never go to Starbucks. I hate being sneered at.
Four Seasons In One Day
It's not about climate change.
Frank the Penguin
There's nothing worse than a drunken penguin
A CUBE16 poem triple decker
Friedrich Nietzsche Said
About 100 years ago, Nietzsche said God is Dead
From Beginning To Now
How far have we really come?
Gabby and Rocco
You never know how things will turn out
Gettin' Rich in Washington
Don't go there poor and come home rich
GOD Hung the Stars
A poem about GOD (Cube1 style)
God the Creator
God Created...Man Fell...Then Redemption
A description of God's position
Grammar is not your Daddy's Mom
Grammar is not your Daddy's Mama; she's your writing rules.
Growing up in Grandma's House
It was better to grow up poor than to grow up alone
Guess Who Called For Unity?
The media cheers
Harry Buys a Hot Tub
A Platypus Goes Hot Tub Shopping.
Having Memory Problems
Sometimes it's not easy to remember things...when you're old
He Had A Carbon Footprint
What other kind of footprint could he have?
He won't be home tonight
Being a Cop in a lawless society
He's A Politician
What you see is not what you get.
Heads I Win -Tails You Lose
Cheaters never win doesn't seem to apply like it used to
Our History is our Present is our Future.
Hope Descends From God
As fear consumes the world
How about a little comity?
Comity and comedy are different.
How Much Does Free Cost?
Does FREE cost money or is FREE no charge?
How To Be A Good Liar
Just tell the truth...it's easier to remember
Days of disease and turmoil (Free Verse Poetry)
What to do when you lose an election
Preview of coming attractions
Importance of Being Important
A brief comment on being Important
In Foreign Fields
American soldiers lie in foreign cemeteries
In the Beginning Was the Word
The Bible has the answer to eternal life
Independence Day 2019
What did the founders find? What did they create?
Is it hot in here or am I fat?
Sometimes it is better not to ask
Jabber Comes Home
A soldier comes home from war (1059 words)
Jack and Zach
Joe Meets the Founders
He needs to review the Constitution
John Answers What Next
Alvin and John talk about life under stress
Just Another Day?
The world is full of choices.
Just Watch What Happens
They cannot help themselves
Keep Hope Alive
Drug abuse is hurting America
Living for Self
No matter the situation, some people are ME ONLY
Max Finds A Home
Papers? Who needs papers?
How to Forfeit Virtue (722 words)
Who cares about metric? I don't.
I really miss America in 2019
Modernity and Eternity
An observation of our modern world.
More Than A Shadow
Life is a shadow that changes with time.
Sometimes the strategy is to push ahead. (318 words)
Mrs. Johnson don't know birds
What kind of birds fly at night?
My Dog's voting for Trump
Dogs, cats, and deceased people get to vote this year.
My Great Hope
The hope of all Believers
NASA, Mars and methane (pew!!!)
What' happenin' on Mars?
A comment from the president (Cube Poem)
New fairy tale author
If you smell smoke, guess who's coming?
There is a point of no return
No Stethoscope For You!
Understand your shortcomings
Nobody Likes A Hoarder
If you need all the TP, you have a big problem
We keep hearing about a new normal. Normal is over.
Ode to a hillbilly poet
You can take the boy out of the country but, you know.
Ode to CC, the Big Ole Cat
The big cat that was my pal
Ode To Deception
Stop Jivin' the People
Ode to Ralphie
Ralphie finds a home
A short essay on the origin of life
Parable of the Storm
God's promises are superior to circumstances
Blaise Pascal said Man Gambles With God's Existence
Is this how it happened?
The truth dies in their mouths (A Sonnet)
Perry the Flying Penguin
A fable (1846 words)
PETA and the Animal Crackers
Someone needs to look out for shortbread animals
A Man of the World
Planet Earth has a Thermostat
The sun decides what happens on Earth
When all of the lines are written. A CUBE16 Poem)
Polar Bears Start A Fire
Two cold polar bears try to warm up.
Pronouns: Handle With Care
You Can't Tell The Players Without A Scorecard
A FABLE about a small town (1316 words)
Ralphie and Pops
Pandering to the muse
I don't believe in luck
Relying on Faith
Faith is what allows you to believe what you can't see.
Some images are never erased (10 word poem)
Writing what he thinks, feels, believes.
Risk begins in life the moment you are born
Running the Race
Running the race doesn't count if you don't finish.
The absense of love is an abyss
They live by different rules
Freedom always has a price (7/6/7/6 meter)
Shooting in America
America needs a soul checkup
Sign of The Times
America and the cultural revolution (383 words)
Skunks don't care
Your shortcomings are not my problem
It's hard to speak coherently when you have no ideas
Socialism v. Capitalism
Socialism is anathema to capitalism (in 160 words)
Speaker calls President FAT
Angry people are not always wise---Jane Austin
Not just in Baseball anymore [230 words]
America needs a real plan
Surprise Birthday Party
Some surprises are a lot bigger than others.
Symbolism Over Substance
What resulted from the riots, protests, and mobs?
Teaching the Poet to Write
Thanking the teacher that cared about teaching me to write.
Ten Cent Taters
Pickin' taters to make some money
Bevo hits a homer
Loving the rolling library (463 words)
The Cargo Hold
Flying in the good ole days.
A young lad visits the Carnival
The Courage of Bonhoeffer
A brief story of spiritual warfare
The Day I Saved My Life
Life is as fragile as it is precious (546 words)
The Demise of Elvis Snotwhistle
The famous imaginary Elvis Snotwhistle
The Desperate Heart
When the heart searches for another.
The Disgrace of the Vietnam War
America's dark road of undeclared wars
The Door At The End Of The Path
We don't have to win the race; we just have to finish.
How to rule from an Ivory Tower
The Elephant and the Giraffe
Be careful who you decide to tease in the jungle.
The Eleventh of the Ninth
Remembering a day that changed the world.
A little reality to ponder (811 words)
The Fable of Doctor Lurid
Creating life is not so easy. [150 words]
The Filling Station
A story from the Chronicles of Bevo (2319 words)
The First Amendment
What does it say about protesting?
The Gambler's Hotline
A little ditty about playing the lottery
The Giant and the Boy
How a young boy stood against the enemy
Things are not always as they appear. (470 words)
The Gift of Folly
The gift that keeps giving and giving, and giving...
The Gifts of the Wise Men
The miracle of the Nativity
The Great I AM
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM.
The Hardest Place to See
Self is the easiest person to fool
The High Road
Choosing his course (70 word flash contest)
The Lawnmower and the Rosebush
Bevo learns to mow
The Loathsome Watchman
Some people prefer the darkness
The Man on the Moon
Standing on the Moon and looking at the Earth
The Marshal of Goober Gulch
Every Western town needed a Marshal
The Master of the Universe
A free verse poem about how we got here.
The Mayor Smells Smoke
Who are you mad at when you burn Bibles? (250 words)
The New King
Bad decisions hurt... a lot
Fear is the phantom that stalks.
The Poet's Journey
Not all paths have an end. Some just change direction.
The President has Covid-19
This pernicious disease can affect anyone, anytime, anywhere
Deceit Is In The Air
The Press And Its Echo Chamber
If you hear ONE of them, you've heard ALL of them
The Prince Who Would Be King
Life of an Oligarch
The Real Ides of March
Brutus and Cassius carry out their plan
The Second of the Ninth
The surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945 [534 words]
The Seventy-year-old Angel
An Angel from Grandma
One day on the battlefield
The Soldier's Burden
The mind of a soldier Veterans Day 2020
The Sun is the thermostat for the Earth
Why are American cities in turmoil?
The Tomb Is Empty
Christ conquered death
The Traffic Ticket
Enjoying my day in court (501 words)
A vision of the future? (825 words)
The Trump Haters
The three year impeachment
The hierarchy of creation
The Wheel of History
It turns over and over and over (371 words)
The Wondrous View
A view of the world from 30,000 feet
The Year of Hindsight
Living in the future past
There Is Always A Next War
Armageddon will be the last war, but until then...
There Must Be More
A question about the meaning of life.
Throckmorton Finds a Home
Throckmorton finds a friend that is willing to be his host.
Time is our constant companion
Toads don't like me
I don't like toads, they don't like me. 'Nuff said.
Toady Gets A Bath
What happens when a duck helps a toad
A Free Verse Poem
You can't tell the players without a scorecard
Numbers are just numbers until you do the math
Trophies for Everyone
How to reward losing
Be careful what you ask for
What can we do to ensure free and fair elections? 394 words
How do we discern the truth we hear and speak
Twinkle Toes and Sid
A new reindeer and an old elf
Two crickets visited my house to get a meal
Unity Is Just Around The Corner
The Future Awaits (1111 words)
Utopia is no place
The goal of socialism is Communism. Vladimir Lenin
A CUBE16 (double-header)
Valley of the Horns
A sonnet of admonition
Value of A Soul
What price for a human soul?
Viet Nam Veterans Day 2019
They were treated like the enemy when they came home.
Visitors From Mars
Who's got the dead planet now?
Walkin' the Dog
A CUBE16 Double Header
War is Hell
William Tucemseh Sherman's qoute about the condition of war.
Washington Is Not A Swamp
Watchin' the Judge Shows
The Judge Shows are Window to Our Society
We Need A Money Tree
AOC says $10 trillion is next!
Welcome To Dystopia
George Orwell was an author...and a prophet.
What cost, Freedom?
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
What in the world am I seeing?
What happens when what you see confuses you.
What is Conscience?
Deciding Right From Wrong
Sequel to my What Now 80 Word Flash
Every day the same...Every day the same...
What's the Name of The Place?
It is unlivable
When Fear Rises Up
Finding inner peace in troubled times
When I Was A Mere Boy
Understanding the passage of time
Where Warriors Rest
Honor those that paid it all everything.
An eyewitness view of a tornado
Who Is Watching?
George Orwell was a prophet. (819 words)
Who Will They Hate Now?
Hate is not a motivator, it's a destroyer
Who's Behind the Door
Who is really in charge?
When is enough...enough?
Who's Standing In My Way
Removing obstacles from our lives
Why Are They Still Here?
I thought they said they were leaving
Why are those people scowling?
Trump is the President no matter what they say.