A lone voice of dissent

Note;  Possibly this is the only Poem to come out today against the US Air Strikes


The time for tears is past


The time for tears is past
The time for hope is gone
we are ready for war and strife
who cares! we are lost for love for life

This has not been a Good Friday
but noone seems to notice note this
our bombs carry our reply
our bombs are true never lie never lie

The time for words has gone
For bold speeches for angry screeches
what matters now is- what matters now?
not the why not the who not the how

The time for tears is past
The time for hope is gone
Marching bodies in the street-
the same as before repeat repeat repeat!


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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1 Response to A lone voice of dissent

  1. ContiR says:

    This is a quote describing the audience’s reaction to the first time Ginsberg read Howl.
    “Ginsberg left us standing, wondering, cheering but knowing at the deepest level that a barrier had been broken, that a human voice and body had been hurled against the harsh wall of America and its supporting armies and navies and academies and institutions and ownership systems and power-support bases. We wanted voice and we wanted vision,” and Ginsberg had provided both to his fellow Beats.
    The reason I mention it is because I have always seen your approach to poetry as a “voice and body…..hurled against the harsh wall of America.” Keep up the good work!

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