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Poem / Poetry

September 04, 2017

Reads: 34

Shelves: 1

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A few words about nature. Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 30, 2015

Reads: 122

Shelves: 1

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Empowering the beautiful minority. Read More
You wouldn’t know it judging by the amount of sexy “selfies” and pictures of people’s lunches that pop up in your news feed, but there are actually some important movements happening online. The Egyptian uprisings of 2011 are commonly known as the “Facebook revolution”, the Moldavian revolt of 2009 has… Read More
A response to the prompt "What is your personal philosophy of global citizenship" for my global studies class. Read More
Wrote this at The Manor Club whilst waiting to perform about a year and a half ago, just found it now! Read More

Poem / Poetry

June 10, 2012

Reads: 231

Comments: 13

Shelves: 1

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I make it very clear I am the proud papa of some very special young ladies. With this being said, I also feel they still live in a world of inequality. I believe they live in a world that expects them to be what magazines and movies want them to… Read More

Poem / Poetry

May 24, 2012

Reads: 177

Comments: 10

Shelves: 1

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I am often upset, but rarely am I shocked about the way history moves forward in the World. Often, it seems trapped to yesterday. This poem is a thought from my mind in regards to the world, especially the states. Sometimes, I like to just think, and sometimes, I offer… Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 28, 2012

Reads: 189

Comments: 9

Shelves: 1

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This is a feeling I had felt when I suffered a partial layoff a few years ago. It wasn't even unemployment. My company just dropped my hours to sometimes 16 hours per week. I was depressed, but it could have been worse. The economy was globally in shambles, and many… Read More
I grew up with factory workers, farmers, and general laborers. This poem is about the distant look of lost dreams I have seen in the eyes of many of my closest friends; I may have seen it in my own refection in the mirror. This poem is dedicated to the… Read More
This is the outside look of the subject of missrepresentation. This is the concept of how the media is influencing the way females look and act. It is draining souls in my view. I think the world needs changing as it always has through the centuries. This essay is my… Read More
Excerpt from my chapter "United We Stand. Divided We Are" from the book "How Canada Could Rule the World" The whole chapter can be found at http://www.scribd.com/doc/77280699/United-We-Stand-Divided-We-Are Read More

Poem / Poetry

November 11, 2011

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Shelves: 1

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My poetic description of a 'system of oppression' Read More
Police raids threaten the gay community daily, but some people can only take so much. Tangling herself in complicated politics and romance, Ira brown attempts to do the impossible: fight back. Based on the Stonewall Riots. Read More

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Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

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I was watching pianists on Youtube today and was jealous because I aspire to be as good as some of those I watch. But I'm an activist out of necessity. How can I cope? Read More

Poem / Gay and Lesbian

November 21, 2010

Reads: 209

Shelves: 1

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Imagine waking up in the morning and instead of thinking you are hungry for pancakes you think about all the activism you need to prepare for as a GLBT activist. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 29, 2010

Reads: 64

Shelves: 1

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ONly Imagine what life would be like. Read More
In this rare and explosive interview, Jay Sawyer discusses his childhood and the abomination that we call the education system. Read More
Is it a bird, is it a plane? Is it a... floating voter? Read More

Poem / Song Lyrics

March 14, 2010

Reads: 279

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

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Name practically speaks for itself. This piece only says what many have said before, and that is to accept all of mankind as equal individuals. Read More
Through the arts men can make a difference... Read More
This is about the global anit- war movement. I went to a public meeting yesterday hosted by the 'Stop the War' coalition. I saw Tony Benn speaking, which inspired me to write this song. Read More

Reads: 165

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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Lyrics to a song I wrote in response to the attacks on Palestine. The woman in the photo is an isreali woman, part of a group called 'Kvisa Shchora' who campaign against the attacks on Gaza. The hebrew inscribed onto her reads 'I have sex with palestinian women'. I thought… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 04, 2009

Reads: 266

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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bitter poem about election day and prop 8's "success". Read More
The following is a phone conversation between a man and his ex,who backed out,way out,of an engagement with him.Small talk,interjected with Walters work as an Aids activist,back in the day.I remember an argument after this call,which would be more entertaining,as ,come on,the guy has full blown Aids,no one is mentioning… Read More

Poem / Poetry

October 12, 2008

Reads: 194

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

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Poem commentary on america. Read More
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