Short story: Town Wanted

by Fredric Brown   1940

On my way in, I looked in the back room. The boys were there.
Alderman Higgins had a pile of blue chips in front of him and was trying to keep his greasy little mug from looking sap-happy. More » • (845 views)

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The Ballad of Pandora

by Deana Chadwell    1/18/14

Whose childish wonder undid us,
Whose thoughts went no wider than Eve’s
Stopped not at the word forbidden
But chose, both proud and naïve, More » • (1035 views)

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Sam I am

by Deana Chadwell    1/18/14
(with apologies to Shell Silverstein and Dirty Dan)

I’m Uncle Sam, in a terrible jam,
And I just can’t believe what I’m seeing —
They camp in my name, an embarrassing shame,
The stoned, and the mad and the peeing. More » • (763 views)

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Untitled Poem from WWI

by Lieutenant Ewart Mackintosh   1915

So you were David’s father,
And he was your only son,
And the new-cut peas are rotting
And the work is left undone, More » • (566 views)

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The Second Coming

by WB Yeats   1919

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, More » • (693 views)

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Old Ironsides

by Oliver Wendell Holmes   1/5/14

Ay, tear her tattered ensign down!
Long has it waved on high,
And many an eye has danced to see
That banner in the sky; More » • (858 views)

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In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, More » • (1129 views)

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Surrendering Freedom From Fear

by Glenn Fairman   12/30/13

When Men legislate from the pale light of their lowest propensities, when politicians are swept into presumptuousness by waves of passion rather than considered judgments, when for the sake of expedience liberties are slain in their beds because a society can no longer bear the prickly manifestations of their ordered freedoms, the Death Knell has tolled for a once mighty republic. More » • (622 views)

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Ghost Children of Gaza

by Glenn Fairman   12/29/13

How hypocritical it is to cry crocodile tears for dead women and children when those same innocents have been paraded about in martial glory advocating the death of the “Zionist Entity.” More » • (691 views)

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Suicide Countdown

by Glenn Fairman   12/29/13

The Left, in its slow-motion suicide to unravel the fabric from which the West’s patrimony is spun, will make common cause with any enemy, imbibe any poison, fabricate and believe every falsehood so as not to face the fiery blast of its own ideological exhaustion. More » • (666 views)

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The City of Human Reason

by Glenn Fairman   12/29/13

When we haphazardly begin tinkering with the complexities of civilization with a view to nominal equality, when piece by piece we conspire to re-order the very character of the edifice More » • (650 views)

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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin….

by Glenn Fairman   12/29/13

The glistening throngs who inhabit Modernity do not realize that the rational, the merciful, the higher civilization often succumbs to the legions of barbarism–having thoughtlessly imbibed the academic mendacity that the flow of history is inexorably upward–moving towards greater plateaus of love and enlightenment. More » • (1014 views)

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