Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Calm within distraction
“Moments” await in the quiet
Given to reflection
Hopes offer a promise
But disappointments will linger
With words of believing
Yet truth reveals the remoteness
A reckoning awaits
Frozen by the weakness
Death is in an absence of faith
Copyright SGW 2007
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sitting together talking
Sharing unbroken vision
A peaceful meditation
Held hands in quiet moments
Hugs in joining, melt to one
Lying beside you naked
Building arousals, entwined
Back and forth of pleasuring
Deep breaths, rolling of bodies
Heartbeat to heartbeat; alive
Laughing with playful vigor
Your slender form upon me
Climactic embrace of joys
Lingering in connection
Then more and more and more still
Marveling over such depth
In the warmth of making love
Copyright SGW 2006
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Poem: The Way The Mind Of A Right Wingnut "Thinks" However Many Facts Call Into Question Every Untruth They Attempt To Mindlessly Spread
Destroying the nation
Fear of a lot
Obama’s a shill
Jeremiah and Bill (Ayres)
Greenies are scheming
Queers run amuck
Death panels lurking
Drudge, FOX and Limbaugh
Feed us the fix
Pull off the curtain
Learn all the tricks
Built upon lies
Right wingnut viewpoint
Seen with closed eyes
Copyright SGW 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I highly recommend this smart and sassy play on relationships, with a few twists. Gould has written some wonderful dialogue and most of the cast does a great job of taking those lines and putting comedic timing at the fore in bringing out the humor and perceptiveness within them. Particularly good are Tommy Hinkley, as Carl, the free-spirited, open-minded husband, of Kelly, played by Jackie Debatin. Both are on the mark throughout the play and exhibit strong chemistry. They are given great material, but it is up to them to deliver it, and deliver it they do.
Seth Peterson, as Greg, is a bit wooden, and Scott Klace seems slightly miscast as Phil, Joan's (Rebecca Staab) philandering husband.
The play explores infidelity, love, mid-life boredom, aspirations, and much more. It's Just Sex is well worth taking in. Two Roads Theatre is a small and quaint playhouse, with an apparently limited budget (they hand out pieces of chocolate before the show and the lobby is not much larger than a closet), but it provides a sense of closeness with the three couples involved in the emotional roller coaster that love and sex bring about.
In L.A.? Go see It's Just Sex.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Were elected to serve us, but serve us they won’t
Any offered solutions, their answer is don’t
Reforming of health care, the time is at hand
Stand as obstructers, to hell with a plan
Demagogue issues, deny, lie, mislead
The purpose is clearly representative greed
Speak for big business, insurers and rich
Pretend for the masses, than pull double-switch
Represented by FOX of that “fair-balanced” claim
The viewers are morons, the hosts are insane
Where fair is more fear and balance quite not
Republican bias is all that they’ve got
The Party of No, holding ‘nary a care
Twisting all answers, they mindlessly scare
The mess of their making, though they’ll never admit
Their leadership worthless, their agenda is shit
Copyright SGW 2009
Copyright SGW 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Your curiosity and innocence dug too deep
Stirring the pot of memories
To worlds your faery-taled life can’t know
I place no blame
My cancer story pained you
But it is mine
And what I recalled was lost friends
Which led to lost loves
Then trials and tribulations beyond what I could ever expect of your comprehension
Abuses so dark
Scars too deep
You cannot know
‘Fore you’ve never known
So this hornet’s nest is mine today
And I sit with all these stings
Copyright SGW 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Robert Kennedy 1968 in Indiana on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Robert Kennedy 1966
Friday, September 18, 2009
I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.
I will complain about the destruction of my 2nd Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.
I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazi-ism, and socialism at public town halls. Also.
I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:
* Social Security
* State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP)
* Police, Fire, and Emergency Services
* US Postal Service
* Roads and Highways
* Air Travel (regulated by the socialist FAA)
* The US Railway System
* Public Subways and Metro Systems
* Public Bus and Lightrail Systems
* Rest Areas on Highways
* All Government-Funded Local/State Projects (e.g., see Iowa 2009 federal senate appropriations)
* Public Water and Sewer Services (goodbye socialist toilet, shower, dishwasher, kitchen sink, outdoor hose!)
* Public and State Universities and Colleges
* Public Primary and Secondary Schools
* Sesame Street
* Publicly Funded Anti-Drug Use Education for Children
* Public Museums
* Public Parks and Beaches
* State and National Parks
* Public Zoos
* Unemployment Insurance
* Municipal Garbage and Recycling Services
* Treatment at Any Hospital or Clinic That Ever Received Funding From Local, State or Federal Government (pretty much all of them)
* Medical Services and Medications That Were Created or Derived From Any Government Grant or Research Funding (again, pretty much all of them)
* Socialist Byproducts of Government Investment Such as Duct Tape and Velcro (Nazi-NASA Inventions)
* Use of the Internets, email, and networked computers, as the DoD's ARPANET was the basis for subsequent computer networking
* Foodstuffs, Meats, Produce and Crops That Were Grown With, Fed With, Raised With or That Contain Inputs From Crops Grown With Government Subsidies
* Clothing Made from Crops (e.g. cotton) That Were Grown With or That Contain Inputs From Government Subsidies
If a veteran of the government-run socialist US military, I will forego my VA benefits and insist on paying for my own medical care
I will not tour socialist government buildings like the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
I pledge to never take myself, my family, or my children on a tour of the following types of socialist locations, including but not limited to:
* Smithsonian Museums such as the Air and Space Museum or Museum of American History
* The socialist Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments
* The government-operated Statue of Liberty
* The Grand Canyon
* The socialist World War II and Vietnam Veterans Memorials
* The government-run socialist-propaganda location known as Arlington National Cemetery
* All other public-funded socialist sites, whether it be in my state or in Washington, DC
I will urge my Member of Congress and Senators to forego their government salary and government-provided healthcare.
I will oppose and condemn the government-funded and therefore socialist military of the United States of America.
I will boycott the products of socialist defense contractors such as GE, Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Humana, FedEx, General Motors, Honeywell, and hundreds of others that are paid by our socialist government to produce goods for our socialist army.
I will protest socialist security departments such as the Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Department of Homeland Security, TSA, Department of Justice and their socialist employees.
Upon reaching eligible retirement age, I will tear up my socialist Social Security checks.
Upon reaching age 65, I will forego Medicare and pay for my own private health insurance until I die.
SWORN ON A BIBLE AND SIGNED THIS DAY OF __________ IN THE YEAR ___.
Signed Printed Name/Town and State
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Damn, It's God
God as musician is a curious picture.
Creator of lyrics as opposed to the scripture.
Plays a guitar, strumming notes to some song.
His tuning is perfect; His picking is strong.
Smooth in His style, with a finest detail;
Biblical storied, instrumental portrayal.
Perhaps He'd do covers. I could think of a few.
How cool would it be if Joan Osborne He'd do?
Invokes roused ovations. Sometimes heads bowed in deference.
Solo or band? One must wonder his preference.
Discover this artist who has growing appeal.
Damn, but it's God with his own record deal!
Copyright SGW 2005
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
If I stop and tell that man that he needs to "buck up" and help himself, then I am cruel.
If I tell him, "Look, I feel good, so you are not my problem," then I am selfish and cruel.
If I go home to a beautiful house and look out to the street, see the man and say to myself, "Life is grand up here, those in the streets suffering will feel better if they help themselves and they can if they put their mind to it," then I am living in an ivory tower.
I am the people of this nation. I am the public. I am obligated, en masse, to help the people who cannot do for themselves.
And this applies to health care.
And the only way that all can be helped is with a strong public option toward universal health care.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Change came to country as an answer of hope
Eight years a ruin of unimaginable scope
But stirred up solutions might leave some quite in dread
They will cling to the past and new lies they’ve been fed
Rise up in anger as an ignorant lot
By demagogues led in a cynical plot
“Socialists,” “NAZI’s,” the hyperbole scream
“Killing of seniors” by a “death panel” scheme
Yet shouting in madness can belie greatest fear
“Birthers” and “Deathers” simply can’t come to bear
A black man in power who will stand up and lead
When he threatened entrenchment they would soon plant the seed
Of America’s death knell yet the truth ‘came opaque
Where you don’t have the facts then the facts you must make
So Senator Grassley and crazy Glenn Beck
Spin all your spin and serve up your dreck
Lie for us Sarah with Palinesque charm
To hell with an answer – we can sound false alarm
Copyright SGW 2009