So Much Grief in a Fallen World

by Glenn Fairman   6/24/14

So much grief in a fallen world
To bring great tears to a jaundiced eye
An old man groans at his young son’s loss
At Fresh Spring trees that fade and die More » • (1108 views)

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On This Night of Nights

by Glenn Fairman   6/24/14

I could not have known that on this night of nights, Venus would hang in the Western sky, and on her left shoulder the distant Jupiter would stand watch while Mars regaled us from the East. As the Moon gave chase to the ebbing rain, an owl bore witness as the thousands of valley lights sparkled before my trembling hands. More » • (685 views)

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God Bless the USA

by Lee Greenwood   1984

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life,
And I had to start again,
With just my children and my wife, More » • (775 views)

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In the Midst of Battle

by Anniel   6/9/14

Joshua M. Blahi is the man who was known as General Butt Naked during the Liberian Civil War which drew to a close in 1996. He always went into battle naked except for boots and weapons, hence his war name. More » • (2248 views)

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The Last of the Light Brigade

by Rudyard Kipling   1890

There were thirty million English who talked of England’s might,
There were twenty broken troopers who lacked a bed for the night.
They had neither food nor money, they had neither service nor trade;
They were only shiftless soldiers, the last of the Light Brigade. More » • (811 views)

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The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll   1871

‘Twas brillig, and the silthy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy wre the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe. More » • (1076 views)

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My Heart is a Book of Remembrance

by Glenn Fairman   12/11/12

My Heart is a Book of Remembrance
And its Chapters the Years of our Lives
Its Pages the Love that you offered to me
Since the Day God proposed I arrive More » • (929 views)

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i thank you God for most this amazing

by e.e. cummings   1950

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes More » • (834 views)

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Song: The Major Modern Liberal

by Timothy Lane   5/5/14

(with apologies to William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan)
Reprinted from FOSFAX 209 More » • (978 views)

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That New Left Religion

by Timothy Lane   5/2/14

(from a traditional hymn)
From FOSFAX 216 and 217
Putatively sung by Barack Obama More » • (986 views)

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The Court of the Crimson King

by Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield   1969

The rusted chains of prison moons
Are shattered by the sun.
I walk a road, horizons change,
The tournaments begun. More » • (778 views)

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In Sickness as in Health

by Anniel   4/21/14

I had thought to be first to leave since you were
the one called upon to do the caring, and you did
as you stood always by me. More » • (1064 views)

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