Secret People (1951)
For the 1951 Britflick Movie Secret People
Audrey Hepburn’s 1st English Speaking Role
a movie about anarchism
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
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.