Upland Peace Camp #3

Upland Peace Camp #3


under this tree

sit I in the rain

Honorea walks

bak and pave ment forth

as ex pec tent

as a preg nant father

or a father

preg nant

with ex pec tan cy

others sit and talk

listen to KYW News Radio

Greg and I wonder

if the Reds

are beating the Yan Kees

if base ball

imitates life


2) under this dream tree

I sit to write

images of the eve ning pre vi ous

subway threatened violence

man thing

wo man thing

Fri day scream night in Philly

kinda like the sub burbs bet ter

once we get to Peace in Cen tral America

how ’bout Peace in Phil ly


3) Under the tree

I cop watch

cop a watch

of cops watching me watching them watching


it would be silly

if blood was not in



I can hear Paula still talking

some images never change

world without Peace, Amen

my usual Philly causes

are Gay & Lesbian, Home less, and MOVE


strange how bad persons

make politics

or something like that-


-Fuck, I went

through all this in the god damn six ties

why are we in a Vi et nam a


Bob Small

9/25/88-from 9/16/88








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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