Upland peace Camp #5

Upland Peace Camp #5 (subtitled Boredom)


The Eagles lost to Wash hing ton
Went down to Bar! Dees! twice
and twice again and twice once more
for coffee and bathroom
read the Sunday Inquirer Paper News Sports Section
mid-after Sunday noon blahs
all I can do is write
and hope I find a nugget of some thing
to say

Bore dom
Paula went home
for rest and feed pets
Myron and Nancy rest
Terry and Robin sleep
Keith and Caroline person the table
life in peace meal shifts
I call and call my answering machine
no message from the ozone
wonder if the Cops are as dedicatedly bored
listen to Temple University Jazz Ray deeo
and so on and so off
and so
and so

Bore and dom
Does this bore you
have you removed your selves from your seats
for a cigarette, a phone call, to use the facilities,
Maybe what it is
the work times for Peace
is not always the flash slam bang
of war

Bob Small-9/25/88-from 9/18/88


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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