Bleed

now is not the time to open open that great door again not the time to be more tolerant not the time to play to win

now is not the time for justice evolution mercy choices not the time to pet the puppies yipping with pathetic voices

now is not the time for kindness not the time for compromise not the time for loving blindness not the time to close my eyes

now for one too many people not that i have gained no good heart has sown but flesh is reaping tears to mind and wasted blood

now my inner wolf seeks equals only those whose chords can howl deadly whether lone or social defending young or on the prowl

tell me not that you would die upon the spines of my displeasure live for me and for you will i cherish each cell as if a treasure

put me not inside a cage but roam with me through snow and sun be by my side or breathe my dust for i shall bleed again for none

Niki Lasher Artist, Writer, and Webmatron http://www.kthulah.com

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New York Times

Fallen Journalist Finds Solace and Success in Poetry
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Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton seeks entries for sidewalk poetry program
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The city is now accepting entries for the second year of its sidewalk poetry program. Last year, Appleton stamped six poems into concrete as part of its sidewalk rehabilitation regimen. It was inspired by a similar effort that started in St. Paul ...

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Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Burns: Careful not to mix politics and poetry
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Syracuse.com

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

BOA book on NPR's list of 'amazing 2015 poetry books'
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Deccan Chronicle

Exploring the World of Muslim Poetry
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RTE.ie

RTÉ's poetry season commences Thursday, Jan 29
RTE.ie
RTÉ begins its poetry season on RTÉ One on Thursday January 29 at 10.15pm with A Rebel Act, a landmark documentary which looks back at the poems that shaped us as a people and illustrates why poetry is so central to our culture. "Poets with progress ...


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ABC News
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This website will turn your tweets into poetry
The Next Web
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AHS competition proves poetry still alive and kicking
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