The National Shooting League

The National Shooting League


Insanity is trying the same thing and  expecting different results

Albert Einstein


Maybe it’s the ultimate reality TV series

The NSL (The National Shooting League)

What city, what region, what part of this bleeding country

can kill the most, should we have standings,

keep stats


2-The NSL would be a way to justify

The NSL sponsored by the NRA

and none of these deaths mean anything

because nothing changes

and the war goes on and the war goes on


3-If we say we want change we’re lying to our souls

We don’t want change, we want to moan about it, make political points

vent anger on the other side and how they block change

and use the same tactics, marches, internet campaigns

that didn’t work the last time, the last time


4-So where do we go from here

not where we went the last time

or the last time before that, or the last time

we might start by listening to others

and finding some of “Them” to listen to us-

wait! stop! never work!


5-So, first we’ll have a candlenight vigil

next we’ll meet at a local Peace Center, then-

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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