Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Presidents Day Week!

Hi folks :  Well Valentines Day has come and gone and now Presidents Day is here along with spring break. The year is just flying by.  This week I'm letting folks know about the American Poetry Journal. They are accepting submitions through March 31st 2011. They're also running a book prize.  Here's the web site for info:
Now, here's this weeks poem: It's a revised version of a poem called "The Crack Baby's Prayer" that was published in Instant Poetry (Just add words!)

Four Thousand Years Ago
By "Laughing" Larry Berger
Four thousand years ago
the Nile ran red
Red with the blood of
a people yearning for freedom .

Five hundred years ago
The Hudson ran red
Red with the blood of
a people losing their homes to
to the new kids on the block.

Ttwelve years ago
Los Angeles burned
burned with the fires of
hatred and of promises
too long left unkept.  

Last week
Egypt burned
burned with the fires of liberty
and of hope for the future.

Four thousand years ago
the Nile ran red
what color will it run for me?

Here's the Link to buy the book If you want:

See you next week!

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