Revelry Renewed September 28, 2008Posted by jak in america, Creative Writing, health, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, spoken word, Writing.
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(a toast for you and your friends)
May we lift our cups to all those unable
And toast to those who can’t bless our table
Cheers to here-and-now, and all within view
I drink in delight of sharing this with you
© 2008 Argonaut
The Poetry of Politics February 7, 2008Posted by jak in america, Creative Writing, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, prose, spoken word, Writing.
While that phrase sounds odd, and while everyone has probably seen the will.i.am tribute to Obama’s Yes We Can speech, I still feel the need to mention it. Besides will.i.am, I have counted a dozen or so others online that have already chimed in with their own lyrical “Yes We Can”.
The combination of what has to be some damn good writers, Obama’s undeniable charisma, and a willingness by his campaign to break the mold and not be afraid to inspire people for the sake of inspiration, for the sake of hope – has all combined to create some of the most impactful political speeches since Reagan, since JFK, since King. Whether you agree with his politics or would ever consider voting for him, you have to admit, he inspires.
It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. (more…)
In him was life September 7, 2007Posted by jak in Creative Writing, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, Poetry Thursday, spoken word, Writing.
Spilling over me…
As I suck in
Stage.rooted, soon set free.
Illumination soon released
Depressed voices flee.
Repressed voices see
Speaks surefooted poetry.
© 2007 Argonaut