Upland peace Camp #9

UpLand Peace Camp #9
Male bonding through sports and other topics


Michael probably worked hardest
was least appreciated
and I need to speak of Dennis, too,
and the others
and there were some questions
of intergroup democracy….
but they faded
no sense in being anarchistic.
That rhymes with AntiChrist, I believe.

Greg and Terry and I talked sports,
don’t know what the women said.
‘Cept Paula
whom I listen to too much,
though she says not enough,
but since this is my Poem,
that’s the last words she’ll have.

Why is is that white males are still always the power source
and why hasn’t it worked for me?
Why do we become our enemy
at the easiest chance?
And why, why, why,
does the road always lead back to the start?

Column A over ran Column B
in the name of Peace, of course
the choice was ripped from hearts, and the desire from souls, more
cleanly than a government ever could
And does it matter whether the sound was soft or hard
whether anyone thought to cry?
But every thing goes on.
There’s this war in Cen tral A me ri ca, see, and-

Bob Small-9/26/88-first time

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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