The Swarthmore I hate Free Speech Rally

The Swarthmore I Hate Free Speech Rally


At the Swarthmore I Hate Free Speech Rally

the very first Ampitheatre  Speaker, from the Media Militia,

shouted “let’s call a shovel a shovel.

your dream is my nightmare

and I run counter to your revolution”


Then a member of the Swarthmore Gunservatives

a member of the Alt Wrong, big and strong

spoke of guns and freedom

said he was ready, locked and fully loaded

“when the Martians came knocking”


Next a woman from The New Springfield Rifles

spoke of how she needed to “protect her children

if they came to “inspect her children”

they better not “reject her children”

as part of “the newest world order”


Then a “Swarthmore like it was before” spoke

of forgotten Quakerness, of how noone listens to the other side,

of how the left always knows they are right

said this ” should be the first of many times

when we all meet over coffee and talk”







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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