The Beautiful Art Deco philosophy-kinda from the South

These were two Poems written

from a line written in the South,

but after we returned.

 

 

The beautiful art deco philosophy

There was something once there
like there always has been
in someplace that once was
that is now….
different

Things are not like they were
stop yourself
when you say that
not that’s it’s a lie
but that it….always is

We are not lovers
like we twenty years once were
some is better
some is different
we haven’t yet learned
to age gracefully
we think mellow
is a crayon colour
may we remain so

my goal is to age gracelessly
and be a burden to whomever
I can be a burden to
and gleefully embarrass
whomever is embarassable

Of course
nothing is like we remember it
it should not be the same
time must speak of change
whether good or not
is just an opinion
no matter how often we state
only we know the truth
the danger becomes
when we believe 7-29

The Beautiful Art Deco Philosophy  #2

The idea was
that you do remember to live
each day as though it won’t be your last thought it will be your last

but so you can remember it as a lovely day 
if

Bob Small
8-24-08

The beautiful art deco philosophy

There was something once there
like there always has been
in someplace that once was
that is now….
different

Things are not like they were
stop yourself
when you say that
not that’s it’s a lie
but that it….always is

We are not lovers
like we twenty years once were
some is better
some is different
we haven’t yet learned
to age gracefully
we think mellow
is a crayon colour
may we remain so

my goal is to age gracelessly
and be a burden to whomever
I can be a burden to
and gleefully embarrass
whomever is embarassable

Of course
nothing is like we remember it
it should not be the same
time must speak of change
whether good or not
is just an opinion
no matter how often we state
only we know the truth
the danger becomes
when we believe 7-29

The Beautiful Art Deco Philosophy  #2

The idea was
that you do remember to live
each day as though it won’t be your last but so you can remember it as a lovely day 
if

Bob Small
8-24-08

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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