Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nevermore! (with a nod to Edgar Allen Poe)

When altruism was living in the men who gave for giving, When all around were singing, “Oh help, oh help the poor!” When selfishness was blasted and businessmen called nasty, There arose a voice inside me, and it shouted, “Nevermore!” … Continue reading

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Alien

If I were a bird sitting in a tree And heard you whistling joyfully, I’d think I lived in an alien state Where men their freedom do not hate. I’d fly about and hear harsh cries From men who march … Continue reading

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A Giant Laugh

The sun had broke with all his might Out of a mount’nous cloud; The spires of man he did ignite With gleaming gold so proud. Each city on the eastern coast Blazed forth a fiery fount, While working people stood … Continue reading

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Glove-Life

A bird sat in a rose-bush, A-singing to my love; She paid him no attention Until she dropped her glove. For he lit down and fetched it And held it to his breast, Then flew into the tree-top And laid … Continue reading

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On Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day let all glad men profess To be thankful for happiest happiness, To be thankful for that which comes from high pride To he who has welcomed bright day on his side. The free air of honesty, fresh … Continue reading

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Oh, Thankful I Am

Oh, thankful I am for men and women living Who to themselves know they owe their Thanksgiving; For they’ve worked hard to make their lives complete With eyes and hands obeying mental heat— That furnace of their independent thought In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day Blessings

High praise to producers I’m singing today, High praise for their courses they steadily stay— Who fashion the fine things by which I do live And set out to trade and, no, never to give. Great praise to their effort … Continue reading

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