Opus 2208, 48 x 48 on canvas, unframed, $2400
Opus 2214, 40 x 60 on canvass, unframed, $3500
Opus 2239 with Yvette Fain, 16 x 31, on wood, $600
Opus 2195 21 x 32, on old mirror, unframed, $700
Opus 2197, 12 x 18 on found art, framed, $350
Opus 2218 on wood, A Kiss, 48 x 48 in box, $2400
(most police officers are good, and brave)
Stop the Murdering Cops
Even video that proves the racist police attacks
Fails to convict the Klansmen on the force.
Rodney’s LA beat-to-death set the tone two ways:
Cops are allowed to beat or shoot anyone who’s black,
And they get out of even having a trial, of course.
Long before, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Rochester displayed
Shoot outs, OK Corral. Mayor Goode in Philly, awfully bad,
Fire bombed from choppers, entire neighborhoods.
Eleven unarmed black men killed in Durham, 2017.
Fascist white supremacist “emergencies:” results, so sad.
Children snap-adopted , brainwashed like Indian schools could,
Using Christianity to whiten, become adults, hardened, cleaned.
Freddy, Baltimore a mess, Latasha Harlins shot by Soon Ja Du.
She had money in one hand, orange juice the other.
But for this at least Soon was convicted, unlike evil cops.
Let’s look at just the first 90 days of massacre stew
In 2019. Nina Adams, Luke Swan, imagine their mothers.
Thirteen cities sport more killings by the cops
Than the number of murders on their beat.
Blacks three times more likely to be shot.
Sixty nine percent of the dead were unarmed.
St. Louis the lead killing field, no way to duck the heat.
Chicago law enforcers shoot first, question not.
Some are seen walking away unarmed, sixty of eighty farmed.
If that doesn’t turn your stomach, imagine this:
We’ve elected an unimpeachable white supremacist.
As if Clinton’s job-export/welfare reform wasn’t conservative bats,
The hood saw foreclosures explode their existences,
Incarcerations doubled, mostly black lives failed to persist.
This is how minorities are treated by democrats.
We’ve elected a Mueller-protected severely prolapsed ass.
Imagine coming home from work, fearing her own neighborhood.
“The Talk” has changed from birds and bees, to dealing with police.
We all want a best life for our kids, top of their class.
Durham cops killed eleven, they’re legal terrorist hoods.
Who will rein in these agents of misery?
Though we start the work in earnest in September every year, Poems from the Heron Clan takes submissions of poems (previously published OK) year round. We publish one issue per yer, at about 300 pages. We are an international anthology, and will one year invade the poetry festivals in summer in the UK. Maybe even 2020 if we really luck out.
Poems from the Heron Clan is searchable on twitter, (#heronclanpoems) and some poets in previous editions include: Lola Haskins, Ilya Kaminsky, Xue Di, Jaki Shelton Green, Shelby Stephenson, Jan Harrington and Ed Lyons.
We read batches of 20 and have not achieved 20 submissions, but this post is just going up now. Number seven saw our largest number of submissions. This is a good sign.
email three poems to email@example.com
Send a 50-word bio with your poems. Thanks.
Can’t wait to read them.
To Order Heron Clan VII:
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The book has 127 poets and is 280 pages long.
The poets are:
|33 Nadine Hayes #1|
|Tim Mattimoe #2|
|Fatimazohra Tsouli #3|
|56 Shelby Stephenson #4|
|4) C. E. Caridad Hayden #5|
|129 Herbert Woodward Martin #6|
|51 Soma Metta #7|
|Baris Semuci #8|
|Cordelia Hanemann #9|
|132 Hilton Obinzinger #10|
|138 Alyssa Noell #11|
|Sybil Skackle #12|
|Janet Barbaritz 13|
|Hibah Shabkhez #14|
|172 Jane Schlensky #15|
|5) Chanming Yuan #16|
|Rachel Cuniffe #17|
|Ed Lyons #18|
|29 Toti O’Brien #19|
|184 Arnie Johanson #20|
|Mary H. Elmahdy #21|
|Todd Irwin Marshall #22|
|23. T. J. Barlow #23|
|62 Valierie Nieman #24|
|179 Caren Stuart #25|
|Thomas Hines #26|
|Suzy Lawrence #27|
|64 Clark Holtzman #28|
|Margaret Bockting #29|
|Suzanne Crain Miller #30|
|88 Laruen Scharag #31|
|36 Andy Oram #32|
|71. Renata Lader #33|
|47 Bear Kosik #34|
|70 Karen Wolf #35|
|Richard Smyth #36|
|63 Priscilla Webster Williams #38|
|39 Mary Hennessy #39|
|40 Keavin Rippen #40|
|Preston Martin #40|
|86 John W. Steele #41|
|53 Elio Soldi #42|
|Morrow Dowdle #43|
|David Dasher #44|
|122 Christine Jeffcoat Furem #45|
|80 Steve Cushman #46|
|7) Susan Chaste Foster 47|
|46 Al Simmons #48|
|Bennett Myers, Jr. #112|
|35 Lennardt Lulndh #50|
|41 Cleo R. McMurchadh #51|
|42 Marion Shapiro #53|
|Anne McMaster #54|
|45 Gaby Beddetti #55|
|124 John C.Dendy #56|
|149 Ginger Dehlinger #57|
|120 Mark Gilbert #58|
|Louise Runyon #59|
|126 Dan Decker #60|
|38 Andrena Zawinski #61|
|115 Charlotte Mandel #63|
|60. Christina Baswell #64|
|159 Liz McGrath #65|
|Patrick Duddy #66|
|37 Sharon Scholl #67|
|Edward Lee #68|
|6) Christine Kelly #69|
|Bart Barker #70|
|Cathy Larson #71|
|119 Marc Purecelli #72|
|57 Cindy Stevens #73|
|68 Clay Thistleton #74|
|David Flynn #76|
|49 Alison Stone #77|
|Norbert Gora #78|
|17. Lynn White #79|
|85 Luiz Otavio Oliani #80|
|Joan Canby #81|
|Linda Crate #75|
|82 Maya Williams #82|
|2) Anne Casey #83|
|76 Phillip Knight Scott #84|
|54 Linda Wimbley #85|
|Alex Petercuskie #86|
|44 Karen Alenier #87|
|59 Gail Denham # #88|
|166 Deborah Johnson #89|
|Bruce Spang #90|
|111 Stevie O. Daniels #91|
|125 Lisa Mase #92|
|Nicola Harrison #93|
|27 Alan Pary #94|
|Hannah Ringler #95|
|June Logue #96|
|Anna Sanders #97|
|Jack Houston #98|
|134 Joann Hoffman #99|
|Gill McEvoy #100|
|137 Judith Offer #101|
|Paul Brookes #102|
|Elaine Bauman #103|
|Allen Weber #104|
|Deborah Melone #105|
|Michael Gaspeny #106|
|Audrey Driscoll #107|
|Nancy Corson Carter #108|
|Judy Wilkinson #109|
|Michael Menut #110|
|Alice Pettyjohn #111|
|145 Anna Saunders #112|
|Sally Zakariya #113|
|165 Joyce Klioze #114|
|167 Susan Schmidt #115|
|168 Bill Cushing #116|
|169 Margaret Rutley #117|
|170 Sidney Bending #118|
|171 Dean Furbish #119|
|173 Margaret Anderson #120|
|Anna Dallara #121|
|Jullian Stannard #122|
|Gail Eisenhart #123|
|12. Juleigh Howard Hobson #23|
|Aleck Miller #126|
|Mohammedreza Azimi #127|
|Lillie Delott #|
|Jean Marie Olivieri #|
|Delaney Watson #|
The cover, a painting by Matt Tomko,looks like:
A Corbin led Labour Party is a start in England, but the USA is much trickier as the Democrats are still controlled by hawkish, centrists who favor increasing profits by shipping jobs abroad. NAFTA, GATT2, Welfare Reform, Banking Reform and the doubling of the US prison population all came under Clinton, and anti American labor and racist policies they have been. Bernie Sanders set the bar, but not enough democratic candidates can even get credentials as pro labor, no less environmentalists, $15 per hour minimum wage, universal health care with MAJOR price decreases for all medical and pharmaceutical services and products are required now.
The battle here is to get the dems to be real left wingers. Until a real left winger (Hubert Humphrey comes to mind) is nominated and wins at the top of the ticket, and influences senators and congress-women and men to pass genuine left wing laws (including ending all wars! We’ve been warring since 1940!) we will not bite away at the fascist state that started in 1980.
“When big business and big government do only the business of big government and big business, thst is fascism,” Benito Mussolini.
As a woman in this world,
We’re told to behave.
Be in your limits,
Don’t dare to crave.
For centuries it has been,
Women treated less than men.
They were things to conquer
And humans to tame.
They shouldn’t be seen,
Neither the skin nor hide
Taught to sit silent,
And let anger pass as a tide.
But there was someone
A different woman, Oh yes.
Who knew her boundaries,
But couldn’t care less
She made her rules,
And broke many of the others.
She set sails to her destiny,
Not caring for the chatters.
A young boy, mesmerized
Asked her once.
You’re not ordinary,
Coz you act like a princess.
She looked at him and smiled,
Twirling her hair, she replied.
I’m not a princess mon chéri,
For I’m the Queen of my life.
The Trump administration’s April 6 targeted missile strike on the Syrian airbase from which the chemical attack was launched, is not a reflection of any genuine concern for the Syrian people. It will not help the struggle against the Assad regime, ISIS and Al Qaida. Instead, this administration’s latest airstrikes are motivated by other aims.
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Join us on Thursday (tomorrow) for “Storming the Bastille”
Poetry readings by North Carolina Poetry “Royalty”
Grace Ocasio, Peter Makuk, Joanna Catherine Scott, Bill Griffin, Joan Barasovska, and David Radavich! All in One Night! Also A poetry Open Mic, and spiritually uplifting music by Jewel Song and the poetry and music of Alice Osborn.
And here’s one for you from my pen:
Genocide, Slavery, Greed
We cry for the slavery that led to such wealth,
This is not just the land of the free.
We witness genocide all over this earth.
What can we do to end greed?
We cry for the land, full of modified crops
We must work to save human life.
What will our grandchildren have to live through
Since our appetite causes such strife?
The oil wars that started a decade ago
Have moved toward the Caspian Sea.
We are the dissidents, loud, without fear,
Even if we are cut at the knees.
We cry for the news they keep off TV,
The grapevine could snap any day.
Disinformation is the age we live in,
So who’s going to show us the way?
The answer is simple, we grow as a team,
A new brotherhood in the light.
We must build the village, invite all your friends,
This is no time to give up the fight!
They have all the bombs, the juntas abound,
Monsanto is spraying the poor.
We must dig our hands into arable land
Or genetics will foul every spore.
Profit mongers have sucked the earth dry,
We must reclaim all that we can.
Industrial China, the last frontier,
Soon money will own every man.
The kids on the streets are locked-down together,
Push a bike, and you could get ten years!
All this is forced because we stopped caring,
Yet some offer blood, sweat and tears.
We couldn’t stop bosses from shipping our jobs,
The replacement is for-profit jails.
Our schools are rotting, so teach if you can,
Where it counts, not Harvard or Yale.
The time is upon us, united as friends
We can make anything grow.
Come join the party, sing and dance all the day,
Tomorrow we get out the vote.
We cry for the genocide, slavery, greed
That persists after thousands of years.
It’s late, but there’s time, if we really work hard
We can stop the torrent of tears.