Up Land Peace Camp #4
Parkside Police Car
parked on the other side
of this screaming street
can you hear the grin goes blee ding
Pennsylvania State Army Reserve
can you see the grin goes going down
FBI agent per son
can you smell the leg just lost
to be tossed on a body parts heap
and burned on a Nicaraguan night
notes are taken
photos are shot
names en graved
as though we were the ones
causing Grin go Death
for the sakes of Republi can Saints
Nix on, George Bush, Ray Gun, Ab rams
for the memory of Democra tic Mahr tyrs,
John son, Ken ne dy-
as though we are the ones
to send the air less let ters
that shut off
life’s last light
Bob Small-9/25/88-from 9/16/88
Note; If I were writing this now, I don’t think I would give the Democrats as much praise. I consider Jimmy Carter the last Democratic President. Too many american and foreign lives were lost due to wars of Presidents Clinton and Obama. There was a book titled “Queen Victoria’s little Wars. There is another unwritten.
However, this is what I thought then, so I’ll leave it as it.
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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