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One railroad came from Chicago, bound for New Orleans
Or vice versa
One railroad came from Little Rock headed for Charleston
Or the other way around
In Nonconnah Yards south of Memphis
The rails crossed
My father knew that
My father rode those rails
Long before the Great... » read this article
A solitary guitar
a coq greeting the dawn,
rain tiptoeing on a tin roof
While the sun looks on,
a cyclone whistling through the palms,
breadfruit falling from a cloud,
laughter spiraling toward the full moon,
vibrating the night,
stirring memories of... » read this article
Voices from The Dead
Quietly we lie, scattered across the land
separated from our comrades in battle,
returned home in a pre-paid coffin
draped by an American flag,
and put to rest in a hometown plot.
We are the dead.
They told us that we would be heroes
fighting for... » read this article
Poet Nizar Qabani. Translated by Adib S. Kawar and revised by Les Blough , Axis of Logic
You who in a minefield perform the morning prayer,
from today’s rulers, expect not but words.
Expect nothing but love letters
back. Don’t look, our imam,
nothing there except ignorance and darkness.
Nothing there except mud and smut.
Nothing there except miscarriage and dwarf cities,
where the rich eat the... » read this article
"This is meant to be a call for the 40 – 50 somethings in America to get off our butts and make a difference is some more aggressive way."
- Joe Boyd
Axis of Logic
Frequently Shaken, Never Quite Stirred
We remember the Vietnam body counts read,... » read this article
(originally published on Axis of Logic on August 9, 2007)
The Problem with Jesus
.... or was Jesus really run-down by a Bulldozer ??
To start with, he was from a middle class family
whose father was a simple carpenter, nothing fancy,
You might also call him a... » read this article
Dee Allen, Nina Serrano, Raul (Curly) Estremera , Bay View: National Black Newspaper
Three poems for Oscar Grant
by Dee Allen
Smashed vehicle windows
Cannot unleash their agony into the smoky evening sky.
Can feel pain.
Cannot fight their sudden closure.
So there’s no need to... » read this article
Sarah Meyer* sent us this essay on Harold Pinter from the Brussells Tribunal of which she is a member:
We are sad to learn that Harold Pinter, honorary member of the BRussells Tribunal, died today, Christmas day 2008, at the age of 78.
The last thing he wrote was a contribution... » read this article
The Dirty, the Clean and the Obelix
Lebanon (Phoenicia) was always in the middle
of many Historical happenings and between
many different Empires and Cultures....
nothing new....nothing strange.
Lately two opposed Lebanese leaders
went simultaneously to visit Cairo and Tehran.
Both leaders were Christian-Lebanese
and even from the... » read this article
Judith Moriarty (patience - photos: requires few seconds to load) , Axis of Logic
Originally published on Axis of Logic on May 8, 2007.
There is a great hue and cry over the May Day demonstrations in Los Angeles (legitimate) that saw the LAPD in their military gear - assaulting mostly Mexican immigrants. Nobody should suffer brutalization by the police.This has been given a... » read this article