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"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?" - Sydney J. Harris

The Pine

by Däanlea and Kevin Alfred Strom

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

THIS POEM is really two poems by two authors.

The first part was sent to me by an aspiring new poet named Däanlea, whose work really deserves to be published in print one day.

The second part is my response.

This piece begins in a personal vein, […]

"People everywhere enjoy believing things they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves, and taking responsibility for what they know." - Brooks Atkinson

To Those I Love

by Kevin Alfred Strom

(composed while forcibly separated from my family and loved ones and imprisoned by the U.S. government on false charges)

THEY PUT ME in a prison They tried to take my soul They sullied my good name My destruction was their goal

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"Even after they kill us and our children and wreck our civilization, they will still be ripping each other's hearts out. So we will have committed suicide for nothing." - Kevin Alfred Strom

To My Autistic Son Alfred

by Kevin Alfred Strom (composed while forcibly separated from my family and imprisoned by the U.S. government on false charges; because of his disability, Alfred is incapable of understanding why his Daddy did not see him for almost two years)

WHERE DID YOU come from, lost soul child? Where oh where, my darling — Dark […]