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Struck by Verse Again

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 12:49pm 9 Comments

Something about Steve's passing has triggered something in me that likes to write poetry. I can't quite explain that, but I feel as though some emotional constipation has been released somehow....but I don't publish poetry on Facebook and Satya asked me to post this one here for people to read. 







let us murder our memories together

assassinate the histories behind us

raze the ground on which the present stands

and make mock of future's aspirations

we're…

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Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am 10 Comments

This article began as a post on Facebook.  It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam.  Comments will be appreciated.







I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.

He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.

Every single business he has…

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In Memoriam Again

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:21am 3 Comments

Some years ago, when David and Mel lost Richard, I wrote the following poem for them. Now that Open Salon is gone, on the theory that David might want to read it again, I am reposting it here.  It was originally called The Final Muster, but I have renamed it....

In Memoriam Again

Restless days, sleepless lights,

Remembering happier days

Before you got the word that

The enemy has broken through again

You rally your…

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The Conundrum of Your Situation

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:31pm 5 Comments



The conundrum of your situation is

That you are practicing infidelity

To live with one man and love another

Is bad enough; to love them both

Is ten times worse



I see you living in the agony of excess

I live in an agony of wants and fear

You hide behind your insecurities

I hide behind my verse

The truth of your…

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Alan Milner commented on koshersalaami's blog post Seriously???
"I remember now why I stopped coming here. This is it."
Aug 25
Alan Milner commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"Does anyone else recognize the strong Dylan influence in both the lyrics and the delivery? The question is who influenced whom.  Certainly, Dylan's style changed dramatically when he started hanging out with Zevon. "
Jul 15
koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"Getting people out of the woodwork was mainly due to the simple act of informing them. All these inactive people still have accounts, and when they get PM's those PM's still show up in their emails. When Tr ig died, I PM'd most of my…"
Jul 15
JMac1949 Today commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"Of all the songs about the fragile passing of humankind, I find this the best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMTKb-pgxGI It was the last song that Zevon recorded as he was dying."
Jul 15
Alan Milner commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"I have a lot to say about Facebook, little of it good. I have been working on a book about what I call the information conundrum that we are all stuck in now.  For some reason, people have not been able to focus on the fascistic effects of…"
Jul 15
Phyllis commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"It's good to see you here posting. Putting your poems here makes them easier to find, too. Facebook's drain sucks stuff away."
Jul 15
Phyllis liked Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
Jul 15
Foolish Monkey commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"Its good to see you again merlin.  Jeeze I think he wouldve loved all the fuss! Its kind of bittersweet, all this love. But its real. "
Jul 14
Sandra Stephens commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"'when hearts listen to what hearts sing'lovely..I think he'd like it, this inspiration to write welling up with the sadness..."
Jul 14
Sandra Stephens liked Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
Jul 14
Alan Milner commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"Thank you, old friend. Have you noticed how Steve's passing has brought people out of the woodwork, myself included?"
Jul 14
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Jul 14
Foolish Monkey commented on Alan Milner's blog post Struck by Verse Again
"I feel some poetry coming on myself but I can't.  I'm painting. and that's enough crazy for one human being. I love the last line - I'll still sing my old sweet songs out of tune... that about sums it up.  we keep on…"
Jul 14
Alan Milner commented on nanatehay's blog post goodbye, brother
"For TrigI can't say i was surprised when he passedWe were just two people who knew eachin passing, hail, friend, well met, and then forgot about until the next time we crossedin passing.People keep going whom we were sure would outlast…"
Jul 10
Alan Milner commented on nanatehay's blog post goodbye, brother
"I just did a thing. I went back over all of Steve's facebook posts over the past year, right back to the day after we had dinner together.  You should do that too, and maybe here as well. It's a fitting homage to a man who was…"
Jul 10
Alan Milner commented on nanatehay's blog post goodbye, brother
"I'm bad with names but when I received the email about Steve's passing, I had no doubt that I knew him, of course, but it took me a few seconds to realize that we had actually met. I was in Kansas City almost exactly a year ago on business…"
Jul 10

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Sage opinion. i keep my life simple, no TV, music yes, lots of books and online when i feel like it. Too much overload and yes, I'd be nuts. love Wendy

 
 
 

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