Pennsylvania for Sale

 

 

Pennsylvania for Sale

 

Living in Pennsylvania like living in a spiritual Cherynobyl

Ground zero for ballot access denial

the freaking fracking capitol of the US

 where dreams of equality go to die

after  a suitable time of torturement

 

Pennsylvania does not equal being freely alive

fighting to breathe fresh air, drink non fiery water

dreaming of  voting for a non corporate candidate

rather than the corporate corpses our only choices

zombies rule in Pennsylvania, this is not a movie!

 

 

 

one day Pennsylvania will leave it’s state of denial

will wander out of it’s forest of eternal night

 the Bureaucracy of forgetfulness, always remember to forget,

we can finally finally say, oh yeah, democracy with a capital D,

 that’s what those Founding Fathers meant

 

Bob Small

5-10-2013   from 10-31-2013   5-14-2013   5-21-2013

About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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