Secret People (1951)

Secret People (1951)


For the 1951 Britflick Movie Secret People

Audrey Hepburn’s 1st English Speaking Role

a movie about anarchism




The cause

we all have “the cause”

the fight for stay up at night for cause

the believe in redeem ourselves in cause

remembering how we let some words be said because cause


because the time wasn’t right or we needed the job or

because this was a friend or relative or lover or

because taking a stand even in a conversation

meant a cost more than we could spend



Then there are others of us

who always know,  always know

and never have questions, never have questions

I used to desire to be them

to always be sure to always be to always


whether it was Marx or a religion

or a College or any other belief system

or any damn cause that you always knew was  right-

Then there are the few rare diamond times

when you do know you are right


despite all the world

with all their worlds

and all their words

speaking eloquently and confidently

to the contrary


Bob Small  9-29-14  revised 9-30






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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