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I haven\'t seen much in the way of poetry posted here.  I feel compelled to share.  This is a poem I wrote after my grandmother died.  She is the last part.  The first part is about wasted life.

Grim Reaper

There is darkness
Before falling
When the reaper mows what was sewn

A bed of death and rotted orchards
The face of the unknown
Black hood hung over bad omen
To hide evil that is creeping

The jagged sickle swung
And blood is spilled
The gleaming chill an icy blade
To beauty that was shunned


There is darkness
Before rising
When the reaper eats what was grown

A flower bed and ripened orchards
The face of compassion
Black hood hung over soft shadow
To hide eyes that are weeping

The jagged sickle swung
And life is poured
The glowing core a radiant light
To beauty that endured


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Political and Social Discussions / Ya know...
September 19, 2008, 12:57:08 pm
I think in some ways those of us who are inclined to be the dreaming type are sort of set up by the trappings of society as it appears on screens.  I lived like that for a while.  Always thinking my bliss would come to fruition when other people adored me.  Or just looking for it somewhere else.  Of course, the only way to get it is to dig it out of the s**t heap inside of ourselves.

Now I want nothing to do with adoration.  I have my bliss and don\'t need it validated.  I have better things to do than chase illusions.
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I wasn\'t sure where to post this, but...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFBOQzSk14c
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http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Mark your calendars!!!

I heard about this once and always wondered when it was.  Now I know!!!  What a great holiday!!!
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I thought this might be fun.

A few of my favorites are:
Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell - just because I think the title is hilarious.

The Clash - London Calling because I think it\'s one of the best album covers ever and I like the music
Weird Al Yankovic - Running With Scissors just because I like the album cover

Cyndi Lauper - She\'s So Unusual is one of my favorite 80\'s nostalgia albums

That is what I mean by for whatever reason, not necessarily just the music.
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A friend of mine is a florist and she tried to bribe one of her young teenage sons into helping her deliver flowers to a funeral home by telling him he may see a dead body.

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General Discussion / Happy 4th of July!
July 04, 2009, 02:16:03 pm
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General Discussion / Cinco de Mayo
May 05, 2009, 02:21:32 pm
I don\'t drink, but I always encourage others to do tequila shots today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVKsd8z6scw
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General Discussion / Alien Music Secrets
April 07, 2009, 08:14:38 pm
http://www.kripalu.org/presenter/V0005028/steve_vai

Here is something a few folks might find interesting.  There are probably a limited number of seats available.
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General Discussion / Things That Scare You
August 13, 2008, 02:02:57 pm
With Halloween drawing near, I thought this might be fun.

Right now on my list are spiders, and Rick Springfield\'s new song.
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General Discussion / Happy Happy Joy Joy
July 22, 2008, 03:05:18 pm
The Astronomy Pic of the Day is my homepage.  This is today\'s.  It made me happy so I thought I\'d share it.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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General Discussion / What ever happened to Nessy?
May 27, 2008, 12:35:08 am
Any news?
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General Discussion / Yard Bird In My Neighborhood
May 04, 2008, 06:17:49 pm
There has been a random chicken running around in my town.  All the neighbors enjoy a good yard bird sighting.  We discuss it\'s whereabouts.  My dog loves chasing it.  That chicken can move pretty fast.

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I think this is my new favorite song of all time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32UGD0fV45g
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I think this video is Buckethead related...sort of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adfipy3lp9o&feature=channel
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shows.  I know some people have given him stuff, so I\'m looking for some advice.  I\'m not really into fighting crowds.  My days of moshing and crowd surfing are pretty much over.  I don\'t really want to be up front for toytime.

So my question is, can I just make my way to the front once (at any time during the show) and like toss something onto the stage?  Will that work?  Or should I just forget about it since I\'m not into the crowd thing?
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I was staring at my walls the other day and I noticed an image of Buckethead.  I tried to photograph it.  I had to get close to take the picture.  I was sitting a bit farther away when it caught my attention.  So...you may have to unfocus your eyes a little to see it.  But, I figured I\'d post it and see if anyone else thinks it looks like Buckethead.  We are renovating.