Teargassing of families and children–the stuff of fascism.

charles french words reading and writing

The Trump administration has ordered and defended the use of tear gas against families, against mothers, against children, and against babies. This is beyond reprehensible–it is evil, and it is the stuff of fascism, racism, and bigotry.

We must never become used to such abominable behavior. All of those who oppose these actions must speak out.

This must end.

Remember that we are all connected.

“No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee”

John Donne

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Devilish Design

Confab With Me

When you’re around
you make me desirous
and when not
my heart remains caged
in a delirious state

And my eyes
searching for your presence
in every crevice
of my tangled mind

And the heart nurturing hope
even after you left
the soul battered
in a labyrinthine ravine

Yet every ounce of my life
calls you, yearns for you,
knowing even if you will come
it will be a devilish design

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Phrases on Fire – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw


Now I sit inside heated regret
what I wish I would have said

rapid words that flew off my tongue
like butterflies leaving my mouth

beautiful at first sight, fluttering
toward you. With closer inspection

upon landing, were really illegal
firecrackers of burnt red destruction

flames that left you singed speechless
while I coughed on my smoking impulsivity.

© Ali Grimshaw 2018
Rewrite of a poem from 2017

Fire Up Creativity—dVerse Poetics

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Inch by Inch

Come and take an exotic and erotic journey with – INCH BY INCH

A Faded Romantic's Notebook


I am the poetic cartographer

of your sacred body.

I will discover you

and map you,

explore you

and draw you,

observe you

and describe you,

chart you

and render you

inch by perfect inch.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Posted a originally two years ago. But I like it, because it is what I do.

Art by Javier Arizabalo

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