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Lovers vs Intellectuals

An intellectual is all the time showing off,
Lovers dissolve and become bewildered.

Intellectuals try not to drown,
While the whole purpose of love is drowning. 146 more words


New Songs and Selected Poems

You can order the cd or download the music at https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/FranklinAbbott

The first disc is a recording of fourteen original songs.  I have written all the music except for an excerpt from the old time gospel song “Time Is Winding Up.”  The lyrics are either from my own poetry or drawn from poems that inspire me.  2,373 more words



What is important?



Making the world incrementally better instead of incrementally worse… or at least… keeping it at base line.


Be helpless and dumbfounded, 63 more words



Birdsong brings relief

to my longing

I’m just as ecstatic as they are,

but with nothing to say!

Please universal soul, practice

some song or something through me! 19 more words


minutes after midnight.

It’s official, 2016 is over.

First 2017 blog post! Yaaaayyy!

What did you guys (people who deserted in this blog page) do on the new year’s eve? 200 more words

2016: A Closure, An Acceptance

It is not without solid “jabs” when I say that 2016 is by far the most unbearable year in my life, and generally for everyone in the whole world too, it seems. 802 more words