Stirred: The Sunday Whirl “Wordle”

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Hangings don’t happen here any more. Maybe. Maybe not so much from trees but in new ways, subtle and not-so-subtle. Like lack of access to good housing, education, minimum wages, high taxes and the high cost of living, inability to … Continue reading

Bittersweet Little Nothings: With Thanks to Marie Marshall

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Ever think you’re just howling at the moon? Imagine yourself raising your fists to the heavens? Hear desperate sounds echoing in the night and then sadly recognize them as your own words?

A Million Dollars in Federal Funding? – Friday Fictioneers

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Why not? All the Republicans are doing it. It’s called corporate welfare… Friday Fictioneers – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. This week it’s: HUMOR A Million Dollars in Federal Funding? Yup. Energy bill. … Continue reading

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Anti-Austerity Rage: A Multinational Limerick Poem

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The Spanish, the British, the Italians, the Israelis: All of them cry, “We’re being pinched.” Throw open up the windows, everyone, and yell, “We’re not going to take it anymore.”                 pic from … Continue reading

Tahrir Square Squared

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A renewed call, another uprising, from northern Africa to the middle east, to Tibetan Buddhists and monks, then maybe to Europe and to cities across the US, and maybe more…   phtoshop pic by Randy Mazie     Tahrir Square … Continue reading

The End of Capitalism: Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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Ha. I just made a mistake. Won’t be the first or last. I just wrote a quick piece for Julia’s Place 100 Word Prompt What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of … Continue reading

Who will be the voice of the voiceless?

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Come…. tell us. Speak to us. Whisper words that will give us hope. We long for encouragement – and housing and food and education and shoes and medicine and glasses and jobs…. Who will be the voice of the voiceless? … Continue reading

A Psalm of the Oppressed

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We are trampled upon, the young and old, the working man, the single parent, asked to do more, give more, and do with less. For what? Why?      While others take, and take more and more, and pay less, give less, and care … Continue reading

Haiku’s

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These are the haiku’s of party politics, occupy wall and word and world street,  the who-cares and who-gives-a-crap turnpike to the beating down of the beaten down – the old, the poor, the jew and gentile, the gypsy, the uneducated, … Continue reading