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Two frankly rather puny poems about Love

Two poems of my own so small that they might only be flea-bites, but they give me breathing space to think of something meatier. And they also provide an excuse for three truly virulent poems by other people in the great War of the Sexes.   699 more words

Stephen Jackson

The Wisdom of Shelley

You come down, after
five winters, X,
bristlin’ with roses
and words words words,
brazen as brass.
Like a late blizzard,
You bust in our door, 66 more words


Why This One?

I think of a million lives
A million lives I could’ve had
Each breath the intake
Of a different universe
An infinity of ways
Of journeys… 96 more words


Disillusionment: n. very intensely disappointing because a subset(s) is much less good than believed in the beginning

Some if not many of us have been disillusioned at some point in our lives. 214 more words

Common Sense

Stop thinking you can change the world.

As I learn more about international theory and the different ways institutions and organizations work, I realize that there’s no way individuals can make a difference. 149 more words

What on earth is wrong with people?

I was reading a British newspaper online today and came across an article that not only shocked me but left me absolutely disgusted as well. An 18-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome was chased by a gang of bullies across a river where he fell 50ft, breaking his spine in four places, and has left him paralysed from the waist down. 472 more words