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Here on King Street
by Lisa Jain Thompson
 
Here on King Street,
The footprints of the slain linger,
Several pastors, state senators,
A librarian who studied the Bible,
The ache of poverty and the Old Confederacy
Have their foot on the neck of Charleston;
Buildings all around being torn downed and demolished,
Decades of wedding receptions, graduation parties and crab cracks
Gone in an instant and the wrecking ball: just pray
And South Carolina will be O.K. but not really, not ever
As long as the battle flag of the confederacy flies in the dark hearts of men.

Lisa Jain Thompson​ (2015) #news #lisajain #poetry #starpoet #civilwar #war #memory #language #literature
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Politics Are Irrelevant 
by Lisa Jain Thompson 

Peace is the time it takes
To reload your rifle.
— Bob Dylan, June 1984, RS Magazine 

The bikers have arrived,
      The Rolling Thunder veterans,
Patches from battles no one remembers,
Medals once given now long forgotten,
Names on a wall that few ever glance at
From a war many choose freely to disremember.

Still the bikers, on Memorial Day, come
Less their brothers in arms died in vain,
When the last biker is gone,
      The last engine turned,
Who shall honor our fallen comrades?
Who will ride for those who can no longer
Or will we abandon them once more to the ages?

LJT: 2015
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interesting.  I doubt we would be able to do such a survey in the United States without a lot of name calling  and the application of political correctness and the progressive narrative.
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"I am not Orpheus nor even Psappho,
And while I may share some of my genes 
With Dante, I am not he nor ever would be,
This shoreline I walk grows more rugged
As the night air grows close;
But having no gods to command me
And faithful only to my art,
My only guide are fellow poets
Who have traveled this wandering path,
Stumbling, at times, as I do."

Lisa Jain Thompson
Excerpt from a work in progress
Copyright 2013  
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words fail me
Pope Francis's embrace of a man with severe facial disfigurement was the image worth a thousand words Wednesday, with the scene from St. Peter's square soaring through social media.
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We're getting there.  This is rather amazing.
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Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the question. My answer, verbatim, was always, "I honestly don't know, because I'm not in those meetings with the coaches and administrative ...
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"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
 And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

High Flight by John Magee
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two hook and ladders with the cherry pickers touching each other in the middle #RorschachDoodle I see...
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I thought y'all might as well  be as ill at ease as I am with this.
The idea of these early humans being plant-eating, self-medicating sophisticates has been brought into question by the findings of researchers at London's Natural History Museum
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Fairfax, VA USA
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Sacramento, CA, USA - Texarkana, TX, USA - Stockton, CA, USA - Long Pond, PA, USA - Chambersburg, PA, USA - Arlington, VA, USA
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Lisa Jain Thompson was born in the Sacramento River Delta of Northern California where the Sacramento, American, and San Joaquin Rivers meet and riverboats carried gold and gamblers down river to San Francisco. 
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  • California State University, Sacramento
    English & Psychology, 1966
  • California State University, Sacramento
    Classical Rhetoric, 1972
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