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Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."

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Poem: “Brown at the Brown Borders”

"Brown at the borders are sons and daughters of parents who have escaped violence, wars, weapons, and endless tears..."

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Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"

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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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For Valentine’s Day, a love poem

I wrote this poem while sitting at a bookstore in Rockford, IL. In a creative mood, I heard a woman's voice - the rest is history.

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Poem: “Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Riverfest, St. Paul, Minnesota"

From "The Death of Communism" (Partisan Press) and reprinted with permission.

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“Preoccupied”: A poem

"That's why we been preoccupied. Democracy filleted is democracy denied."

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“Poetry that Gives Birth to Revolution”

"We need powerful empowering poetry..."

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A poem for Detroit

I'm going to tell to you a story; the details are a little gory. Detroiters are under attack; they're trying to stab us in the back.

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"How Can We Make Peace Sexy?"

Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence,  a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"

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