Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 # 3

Wow! January 2012  is shaping up to be just as busy as last December! Here's what's up this week:

1. Centric Spotlight - Voodoo Lounge Brooklyn, NY Phone: 646-546-7526 Email:   Address: 138 5th Ave, Between St. Johns and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, US    Thursday, January 19th 2012 @ 7pm
Tickets: $7 Before 9PM $10 After 9PM $5 For College Students w/ Valid ID

2.Rob Carney and Tom Holmes poetry reading (1-27-12)Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. –  Rob Carney (from Utah) and Tom Holmes at RIT Liberal Arts Faculty Commons (06-1251), right across from the Wallace Library.RIT Rochester ,NY

3.ABG painter and sculptor R.J. Miller will have a solo exhibition at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in The Lab Space from February 3 through March 18. Opening Reception: First Friday, February 3, from 6-10 PM.

4. The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 

CA 90291

5.18th Annual Skyway Open to Benefit the Mental Health Association

Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:30am until 5:00pm Eastview Mall 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road, Victor, NY

 Well,that's about it for this week . Please continue sending me your notices for future 


For those of you who don't know yet, I work as a poet/sales consultant for poets. If you want 

my help getting your book out there, marketing a reading series etc. just e-mail me at 

laughingl@yahoo .com  for rates and scheduling info. 

Here's the new poem for this week:

 I Have a Dream

By Laughing "Larry" Berger

This morning I woke up

in an awful state of depression.

I had no hope 

no joy

and I was totally useless.

Then I talked to a friend who had just gone to see their friend who is in a coma.

They told me their friend can"t even open their eyes and it was sad to watch them just lay 

there with tubes hanging out of them.

 I got even worse myself for feeling depressed despite my obvious lack of this ailment.

I have the use of my hands and feet, fingers and toes, eyes and ears and to some extent my 

nose.  I have 30 years of sales and marketing training which I can put to use . Some folks 

even say I'm a damn good poet.  So what have I got to be depressed about? 

Today celebrates the birthday of a world class leader. One of the few we've had in the last 60 

years or so who actually did everything he said he would do and inspired millions to 

carry on his vision .  I went back to sleep and dreamed that everything would be okay. So  

far at least that dream came true. 

Thanks for letting me write this this week. It may not be my best poem but It's one 

I needed to write.  Here are the book links.

see you next time. 

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