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  • A Love Awaits...
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    A Love Awaits...

    6 weeks ago

    On-line dating for seniors...A brief poem on my thoughts as I venture on the seas of internet love...

  • An Aerial Soliloquy...
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    An Aerial Soliloquy...

    2 years ago

    Written for a friend that is terrified of flying. The poem is the result of an internal conversation focused on providing a positive enthusiasm and encouragement for a flight that will bring her to me

  • ManFood Recipe #1
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    ManFood Recipe #1

    6 years ago

    This first recipe in the series was inspired by my Grandmother. Not the recipe itself, but her concepts of taste, the melding of flavors, and presentation. Thank you, Grandma.... Here's what you'll need if feeding six hungry adults, or 3 meals...

  • Winston Churchill: The Last Lion. Visions of Glory 1874-1932
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    Winston Churchill: The Last Lion. Visions of Glory 1874-1932

    7 years ago

    Most of us are familiar with Winston Churchill's heroic and inspiring service to Great Britain during World War Two. In this immensely readable book by the late historian William Manchester, we discover the early trials and triumphs that helped form...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Woman for All Seasons.
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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Woman for All Seasons.

    7 years ago

    This gloriously intelligent and passionate woman, of olive hues and dark, abundant hair, of flashing poetic genius, was born March 6, 1806, in Durham, England...An avid reader, by age 10 she had devoured Shakespeare and Milton...By age 12 she had...

  • An American Tragedy: Crack-cocaine in our schools.
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    An American Tragedy: Crack-cocaine in our schools.

    7 years ago

    Crack paraphernalia manufactured crack According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, on an average day in America 14 youths will commit suicide, 19 will be murdered, 2,600 will drop out of school, 15,006 ( that's almost 5 million a year ) will begin...

  • Winter Colors...Five haiku from my back yard...
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    Winter Colors...Five haiku from my back yard...

    7 years ago

    ____________________ Caterpillar crawls Black Raven waits patiently A leisurely meal... ... .______________________ . A bodice of ice Proudly worn in Winter's grace Pond in Silver clothes.. .. ... .... ...

  • Poems to Ponder 3: Joie de vivre
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    Poems to Ponder 3: Joie de vivre

    7 years ago

    Ah, the Joy of Life...To steal the juice from tomorrow's imagined fruit, that wondrous trope that exceeds our desperate grope... To cling to fresh scents of natures vapors...a warm,  earthy bouquet that give rise to primordial images of Man's...

  • Let me hold you, just a little bit longer...
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    Let me hold you, just a little bit longer...

    8 years ago

    Let me hold you.. just a little bit longer... Let me know you,..just a little bit more... Let my thirst become fully quenched, Let me share your sun-drenched shore.... I love you...I truly love you... Take my heart, its yours !! I am a...

  • Haiku Spring
    124

    Haiku Spring

    8 years ago

    Cherry tree in snow... Soundlessly cries with pink tears... A Bouquet of Spring !! Cherry blossoms fall... Ancient pond accepts their kiss... Trailing limbs embrace. A riot of color... The...

  • The Tears That Won't...: A Memorial Day Tribute.
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    The Tears That Won't...: A Memorial Day Tribute.

    7 years ago

    The Tears That Won't... I was thinking about tears today, and of the many slides of life where they appear, mostly unbidden.... The tears of joy, expressed by a proud parent when a child is born... The tears of pleasure when reading a...

  • The Organ Grinder's Monkey
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    The Organ Grinder's Monkey

    9 years ago

    Evening bloomed quickly, with dark arms thickly holding me hostage to my chasing thoughts... . Treasures long hidden, rise unbidden to speak of forgotten aughts and naughts... The Organ Grinder's monkey flits, fusses, and fumes...reaching out with...

  • Haiku Quintus...A tribute to Russ Baleson
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    Haiku Quintus...A tribute to Russ Baleson

    16 months ago

    Wandering through Hub Pages one day I came across a marvelous Hub by Russ Baleson describing the ancient Japanese art of Haiku...A poetic form that basically conforms to a three line poem following a 5-7-5 syllabic meter...the form requires intense...

  • The Empty Man
    109

    The Empty Man

    7 years ago

    By: Larry L. Conners...2009 Elusive passion, where art thou..? Come,...slake my thirsty heart, give warm comfort to this Empty Man.... What insidious force has torn you from my breast..? All is kitten soft,...no sharp, unforgiving edges...no...

  • Walter Benton: The Passionate Poet
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    Walter Benton: The Passionate Poet

    16 months ago

    Walter Benton has been my bedside companion for a very long time, going back to college where I discovered him 50 years ago. I have shared him with many " creatures of an hour ", most intimately with my beautiful bride, and have never tired of his...

  • Films with a Philosophical bent: A personal review by Larry L. Conners
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    Films with a Philosophical bent: A personal review by Larry L. Conners

    7 years ago

    Here is a list of films with a philosophic bent that are not only entertaining but highly educational as well. I've broken them down by philosophical significance. Quite a few of these films I had to watch twice to fully understand the...

  • A brief summary of Alexander the Great
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    A brief summary of Alexander the Great

    9 years ago

    The son of King Phillip II of Macedon, educated by the philosopher Aristotle, Alexander first led troops at age 18. After his father's death he became king, destroyed the Evil Empire,  Persia, and conquered much of the civilized world. In 323 BC,...

  • Poems to Ponder...Sisyphus Envy
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    Poems to Ponder...Sisyphus Envy

    7 years ago

        Oh, but to have the passion of Sisyphus.....To be contemptuous of Hope... To look forward to the endless struggle...To rail against that heartless slope... Freedom is found within the heart, Tyranny cannot enter thee.. We are...

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