Muslims under Federal Attack
The largest mall in the U.S. – the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota – has increased security after a video, purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab, was released over the weekend urging Muslims to attack Western malls. Yahoo news story
When do the Feds
open the first, open the first
MDC Muslim Detainment Camp
what date this year, before which election
When does our Media
begin talking restricted rights
amputated freedoms, amputated freedoms
necessary losses of liberty
How long in this year of 2015
before it’s no longer safe, no longer safe
to be friend a Muslim, to say hello to
to call one before you hear the click on the phone
How long before
we are taught to rage, taught to rage
taught to hate, destroy beauty
as our civic duty
Muslims under federal attack
rights once lost never to come back
How long before the day becomes the night
and the night never ends
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.