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empty pages

    Awwww, go on then, read the poem…

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home sweet Homs no longer

  Drones are sometimes used for bombing. They’re also used for taking pictures and videos.

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never on sunday or any other day of the week

      “Do you believe in God?” He asked. “No,” I replied without thinking. Later, I reconsidered. I feel the existence of some form of higher power, spirit, universal energy/power/force. It’ hard to identify and name. Whatever it is, it does not belong to Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism or any of the others.  While I believe […]

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deal yourself a new hand

    One night I found myself in tears wishing I were somewhere other than where I was. The next morning I dragged my spirit out of a ditch and told myself to get on with it. I wrote the poem below as part of that process. Don’t like the cards you’ve been dealt? Deal yourself a […]

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a nursery rhyme for violent times

    hack and kill a poem by punkie   Hack and Kill went up the hill To see whom they might slaughter. Just for kicks they fired their sticks Amidst a bunch of squatters.

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wreck the halls and fa la la la la for a world gone mad

    I’m really tired. We’re all really tired. “We” being the vast majority of people worldwide who are fed up with the violence, torture and killing a small crazy percentage continues to wreak on innocent others using all kinds of weapons large and small. It’s time it all stopped. Enough is enough no matter what […]

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inspiration for underdogs: the story of david and goliath revisited

    As an Aquarian, I often find myself on the leading edge of change. I’m an early adopter. I see possibilities where others don’t; I have a never-ending stream of ideas. I sometimes find it hard to understand why others don’t see what to me is as plain as day.

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how many men does it take to change a light bulb?

  One. And a drone to capture it.  

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fight for your own creativity

  I love this.  

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48 pictures of the wall between Israel and Palestine

I visited Ramallah in Occupied Palestine’s West Bank in spring 2011 to attend a TEDx conference. Getting there overland was onerous and I spent six hours at the border crossing where I had my passport taken, was interrogated and humiliated by Israeli immigration officials, had items stolen from luggage, and witnessed the humiliation of others.While in […]

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