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Revelry Renewed September 28, 2008

Posted 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, 2008

Posted by jak in america, Creative Writing, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, prose, spoken word, Writing.
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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.

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It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. (more…)

In him was life September 7, 2007

Posted by jak in Creative Writing, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, Poetry Thursday, spoken word, Writing.
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Trepidation tumbles
Down nape
Spilling over me…
As I suck in
Hard air
Stage.rooted, soon set free.

Words wait
Weakening
Unspoken subtlety.
Illumination soon released
Fertile.flawed
Depressed voices flee.

Repressed voices see
In me
Speaks surefooted poetry.

© 2007 Argonaut

Bad Ass Marine – Patriotic Spoken Poetry August 15, 2007

Posted by jak in america, Creative Writing, Life, love, Poem, Poetry, spoken word, Writing.
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Amazing, inspiring, American. Speaks for itself.