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The biggest challenge in New Orleans has been to find workers who can climb a ladder after lunch.

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The Prayer Of So Many Years Has Been Answered

The prayer of so many years has been answered-
Both of my children have children of their own-
Have good spouses-
I thank God without knowing how to adequately thank G-d-
There has been so much blessing in my life –
I thank God and pray for the health and well- being
Of the child that has been born.

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An Asset That Has Been Kept an Aspect of Victory

A game played that seeks to be effective,
Should at least have one who feels in competition.
What would be the advantage?
To say a winning has been won,
From someone who has long stopped interest...
Is not a game.
As much as it is a display of repeated shallowness.
And once that is witnessed...
Only those impressed with their own egos,
Seem the last to convince
Their attempts do not provoke attention.
And isn't 'that' the idea?
To keep what is not suspected,
An asset that has been kept an aspect of victory.

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When It Has Been Discovered And Decided

If you have found...
That a time spent trying to find yourself,
Has gone.
At least know this...
You are not in a boat,
Rowing without direction alone.
Since many like you...
Have been doing the exact same thing.

And...
Will,
Undoubtedly...
Have a lot to share and talk about,
When it has been discovered and decided...
Expenses can be saved,
By all of you climbing into one boat...
To drift along without any interference.

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Your Vote Has Been Cast

Hurrah for the General
He has won your vote
For the loser a funeral
Over the victor you gloat!
Celebrations will not be long
The music will not last
Soon will stop the victory's song
Your vote has been cast!
The changes you voted to bring
Will look like never there
No blunting of recession's sting
No ending of daily nightmare!
Life will go on as it had gone
Promises will just be a memory
Then there will be another one
To win your vote and repeat the story!

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What Has Been Revealed

What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even with eyes tightly closed...
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even with an upturned nose...
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even with pretensions,
Left to charade.
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even with the cool-aid made...
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even with debates...
Created for more time to waste.
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even those who protest,
Unaccepting with wishes to reject!
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.
Even the message,
And the messenger to detest!
What has been revealed,
Has been revealed.

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It Has Been All About You

It has been all about you.
You can not go around,
With a disputing of that fact.

Every conversation I've ever had with you,
Originates with comparisons made to others...
And alluding to misunderstandings they have,
About something you've done...
And you can't acknowledge that.

It has been all about you.
You can not go around,
With a disputing of that fact.

Just the other day,
You claimed a wanting to get to know me.
Years ago that might have been my wish as well.
But there is nothing I could tell I'd wish to dwell.
And if you don't know me by now...
That validates my timer with you is nothing but wasted.

It has been all about you.
Everything you do has been all about you.
And now you wish to discuss 'me' as if there is an 'us'.
But I can not feel nor see that happening.

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Let Us Not Jump To Conclusions

Were their actions inspired and motivated,
By racial hate?

'Well...
Let us not jump to conclusions.
Since we are currently conducting,
A thorough and complete investigation.'

How many thorough and complete investigations...
Thus far,
Have been conducted and do you anticipate?

'That is difficult to determine.
You see...
The marketing of crime,
And the perpetuating of bigotry...
Has continued to be extremely beneficial and lucrative,
In communities worldwide.

However,
Let us all agree right now...
In 'this' particular community,
There will be no tolerance of hatred shown...
Of any kind.

'Will that mean the ending to building,
Of prisons and jails...
As well as rehabiliation centers,
Currently on the drawing boards...
Must cease to be a reality as is planned? '

Let's not get too hasty with decisions we must face.
There is a need for more jobs to feed and hire professionals.
Unless we all use our minds to become innovative,
Our abilities to create employment for those we deem qualified...
Most certainly will drive our efforts and ambitions into wasted pits.

'That will also mean an upheaval...
Of the death, war and taxation way of life,
All of us have grown accustomed!
And none of us are willing to sacrifice.
To implement the unknown.'

Correct!
And that is our biggest challenge.
However...
And it has been stated,
Let us not just yet...
Jeopardize our greatness,
By jumping to conclusions.

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The Biggest Enemy

The biggest enemy to mankind
is mankind itself.
It destroys a bit of our world
day after day.
One day they might realise
not everything you destroy
comes back another day.

4 February 2008

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Evil Darkness

Slowly darkness decends as the sensible run and hide,
because with the dark comes the mist, like a dank chilling tide.

The moon shines weakly through the haze as though very afraid,
in the darkness of the night, a new terror will be concieved and made.

The mist moves slowly but for a moment and then is very still,
in the dim light stands a creature, tall and coldly evil.

No form does it have to touch or kill, no way to pull it down,
but ice cold power does it hold, and in your own terror you will drown.

Now one sensless fool puts aside his fear, he will face this evil foe,
this night he will stand his ground, but the out-come would not be so.

Drawn into this evil he was absorbed but for one dropp of blood,
for there upon the ground that night, a new evil grew from the mud.

Now a new evil has been concieved and together on dark nights will roam,
so when it's dark and dank outside.....be sure to stay at home!

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Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has.

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Who Can Bear in Old Age The Despair of Friends Sick and Lost?

Who can bear in old age the despair of friends sick and lost?
The endless incapacities and infirmities
That deprive us of each other as we wholly are?
Who can bear in old age the diminishing of worlds we knew
And the loss of hopes we lifetime long carried?
Who can bear in old age all these maladies of our own petty meaninglessness?

Only those who can see in the young
Something of themselves or of their own -
Only those who can find in the new generations
Dream and hope for what is yet to come-
Oh old old souls
Speak of your children and grandchildren shamelessly,
They are the light of the world.

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I Found God

If a forgiveness has been given,
To those who had perpetrated misdeeds...
Until after years they are awakened to receive,
An unexpected epiphany.
What makes them assume to believe,
Those inflicted intentionally...
Would mysteriously have their wounds,
Disappear from their memories?

'I found God.'

That's ironic.
I discovered The Savior too.
However...
Are you here to try to attempt me to accept,
That my pain and your guilt felt...
Have become easier for you to forget,
With no regrets?

Or are you hoping your ability to quote,
From scriptures...
Paints upon you a different face.
And the old one I don't remember?
With an erasing it to be replaced.

'But I have found God.'

Don't become offended if I suggest,
The next step you should make...
Is to find a good plastic surgeon.

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Yesterdays Men

An insolent speck of youth
Being taken for a walk
So tightly by the ear
That he can hardly talk
Yesterdays men hang to today
To sing in the old-fashioned way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
A metropolitan marathon
Has been held today
But who you need to catch
Will be coming the other way
Yesterdays men hang to today
To sing in any old way
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
Because when youre told to start
How far can you go
When your race is won
And you already know
Because when youre told to stop
How far will you go
When your race is run
And you already know
Yesterdays men hang to today,
To sing in any old way,
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
Will it get better in the long run
Will we be here in the long run
Yesterdays men hang to today,
To sing in any old way,
It must get better in the long run
Has to get better in the long run
Will it get better in the long run
Will we be here in the long run
Do, do, do, hang on in the long run.

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The Planet Of New Orleans

Standin in the corner
Of toulouse and dauphine
Waitin on marie-ondine
Im tryin to place a tune
Under a louisiana moonbeam
On the planet of new orleans
In a bar they call the saturn
And in her eyes of green
And somethin that she said in a dream
Inside of my suit I got my mojo root
And a true love figurine
For the planet of new orleans
New orleans - the other planet
With other life upon it
And everythin thats shakin in between
If you should ever land upon it
You better know whats on it
The planet of new orleans
Now Im tryin to find my way
Through the rain and the steam
Im lookin straight ahead through the screen
And then I heard her say
Somethin in the limousine
bout taking a ride across the planet of new orleans
If she was an ace
And I was just a jack
And the cards were never seen
We could have been the king and the queen
But she took me back to her courtyard
Where magnolia perfume screams
Behind the gates and the granite
Of the planet of new orleans

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New Orleans Wins The War

Dont remember much about my baby days,
But I been told
We used to live on willow near the garden district
Next to the sugar bowl
Momma used to wheel me past an ice cream wagon
One side for white and one side for colored
I remember trash cans floatin down canal street
It rained every day one summer
Momma used to take me to audubon park
Show me the ways of the world
She said, here comes a white boy, there goes a black one,
That ones an octoroon
This little cookie heres a macaroon, that big round things
A red balloon
And the paper down heres called the picayune
And heres a new orleans tune
In 1948 my daddy came to the city
Told the people that theyd won the war
Maybe theyd heard it, maybe not
Probably theyd heard it and just forgot
cause they built him a platform there in jackson square
And the people came to hear him from everywhere
They started to party and they partied some more
cause new orleans had won the war
(we knew wed do it, we done whipped the yankees)
Daddy said, Im gonna get this boy out of this place
Bound to sap his strength
People have fun here, and I think that they should
But nobody from here every come to no good
Theyre gonna pickle him in brandy and tell him hes saved
Then throw fireworks all round his grave
So he took us down to the airport, and flew us back to l.a.
That was the end of my baby days
Blue blue morning, blue blue day
All your bad dreams drift away
Its a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day
Lose those bad dreams
Those gray clouds above you, what you want them around
With you for?
You got someone to love you
Who could ask for more?
Its a blue blue morning, of a blue blue day
All your bad dreams drift away

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City Of New Orleans

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Album.
Riding on the city of new orleans
Illinios central, monday morning rail
15 cars and 15 restless riders
3 conductors and 25 sacks of mail
All along a southbound odyssey
The train pulls out of kankakee
Rolls along past houses, farms and fields
Passing trains that have no name
Freight yards full of old black men
The graveyards of the rusted automobiles
Singing good morning america, how are you?
Saying, dont you know me Im your native son?
Im the train they call the city of new orleans
Ill be gone 500 miles when the day is done
Dealing cards with the old men in the club car
Penny a point, aint no one keeping score
Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels a rumbling neath the floor
And the sons of pullman porters
And the sons of engineers
Ride their fathers magic carpet made of steel
And mothers with their babes asleep
Rockin to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel
Singing good morning america, how are you?
Saying dont you know me, Im your native son?
Im the train they call the city of new orleans
Ill be gone 500 miles when the day is done
Nighttime on the city of new orleans
Changing cars in memphis, tennessee
Halfway home and well be there by morning
Through the mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea
But all the towns and people seem
To fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still aint heard the news
The conductor sings his song again
The passengers will please refrain
This train has got the disappearing railroad blues
Singing good morning america, how are you?
Saying dont you know me, Im your native son?
Im the train they call the city of new orleans
Ill be gone 500 miles when the day is done
Words and music by steve goodman

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Henry David Thoreau

My Life Has Been The Poem

My life has been the poem
I would have writ,
But I could not both live
and utter it.

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What Has Been The Real Tragedy?

What has been the real tragedy?
Greed and its affects on one's race.
With the quest to dominate,
And replace The Almighty...
As the True Ruler.

That has been the real tragedy,
For those who seek...
To hoard for themselves riches!
And depict themselves,
More powerful than God.

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After The Poetry Has Been Lost

After the Poetry has been lost
And the feeling of what Poetry is forgotten,
Hungry lonely empty Ambition writes lines
And tries to present them as Poetry,
When they are stale flat unprofitable
The expression merely
Of the clichéd imitative self
In its struggling to live
While dying.

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It Has Been So Long / Since I Had A Poem Of The Morning

It has been so long
Since I had a poem of the morning,
So many small deeds and interruptions,
So much exhausting summer heat
So many distractions of errands
And vanities of wasted time
But now at last
Morning again
Light again
Cool Breezes again
Life again
Oh how I live for these beginnings of each day
which make the whole worthwhile.

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