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Doug Soderstrom is a retired Professor of Psychology having taught for forty-two years at the college level. He was a columnist for the Populist Party of America (www.populistamerica.com/now discontinued) and has been a feature writer for www.iranian.com. His main interest at the present time is in writing poetry, and is in the process of gathering together somewhere around 125 poems that he has written over the past eight years, and would like to publish a book entitled "Celebrating Life While Dancing With the Dead" if he can find a publisher willing to take on the job of publishing his book of poems.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
This One Is For You Julian Land of the free"" Home of the brave, but when a courageous young man such as one like Julian Assange comes along and is willing to "tell the truth," let the rest of the world know what nefarious governments, rich corporations, and powerful people have been saying and doing, what do the Americans do? Well, they scream bloody murder. They cry foul. They run for cover. They become mad as hell and look for someone to kill!

Thursday, May 13, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Like a Wild Bird A Wild Bird........ The kind of person I wish that I had the courage to be!

Friday, May 7, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Old Man And His Dog I was just a young man at the time. I should have known better, but as I said..... I was a young man! But in time I have grown to become an old man, and now I understand, and I am very sorry for what I did to that old man and his dog!

Thursday, May 6, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
During That of My Later Years Poetically speaking that is....... during that of my later years it seems that defecation has had a way of cleansing my soul.

Thursday, May 6, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Just Another Day No big deal.... Just another day as Charley goes to work, meets the boys at Yansky's Bar, comes home from a hard days work, greets the family, has a meal, watches a little TV and a few more beers, then several hours of office fantasies tamed by a "fondled embrace" in bed, good night sweet heart sweet dreams.

Thursday, May 6, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lonely Pony On A Rainy Day Lonely pony on a rainy day.... Seems to have lost his mama somewhere around the middle of May.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Lurking in the shadows It is essential that every man realize that deep down in the deepest depths of his being lies "this thing" that can, and most likely will, destoy his life unless he lives his life with humility, and understands that it is only by the grace of God that we are allowed to make our way through life.

Thursday, April 29, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rottentide Into the night I ran.... full steam ahead. Into the dark.... until I was dead. I cared for nothing.... greed had its day. Raw meat and razor wire..... Rottentide its way!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Prison Break The United States of America, Land of the Free..... imprisoning more of its own people than any other nation in the world! Mostly Black people though, but I wonder why? Perhaps now that we don't need as much slave labor as we used to, we need "a place" to put Blacks more or less "wharehouse them" until we once again need them sometime later in the future!

Sunday, April 25, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Monsters in the Midst A poetic description of those who should perhaps be held responsible for those "caught in the cross fire," individuals slaughtered in the many mass murders that take place in the United States of America.

Sunday, April 25, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Soldier's Prayer A soldier's prayer that he might become at one with his enemy, that he might choose to become his enemy's friend rather than choosing to kill his enemy.

Sunday, April 25, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
An Unkind Word No less than a missile shot through the body...... an unkind word can destroy not just the physicality of one's life, but the quality of one's life from the day one is wounded until the day one dies!

Friday, April 23, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Young Men Silently Sitting Young men discovering that that "real religion" (the truth) cannot be found by sitting in church listening to old men (or even young men) preach, but that a glimpse of "the truth" might be found in the "school of hard knocks" (like war, divorce, and/or getting fired, etc.) by allowing such incidents to teach us what it means to be decent human being, and thus to how to live a decent life.

Thursday, April 22, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Greatest Wound Of All The greatest wound of all is that of allowing ourselves to be drug down to the level of being an animal that will kill in order to stay alive!

Monday, April 19, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Caged Like animals living in zoo-like cages, brainwashed (socialized/civilized) beyond imagination we live out our lives having "never lived" at all.

Saturday, April 17, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
For What Good is Life For what good is life if one must kill in order to preserve it?

Saturday, April 17, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Caged (poem) Like animals living in zoo-like cages, brainwashed (socialized/civilized) beyond imagination we live out our lives having "never lived" at all.

Friday, April 16, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
That Sand-[n-word] Lying There On The Ground A bad day on the sands of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, or anywhere in the Middle East where our soldiers kill without conscience!

Thursday, April 15, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Poems With A Punch! An assortment of poems that will make you think twice about what life is about!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
At the Dead Man's Ball Three dancing babies, two caring clowns, And a fakir from East Nepal, Each and all performing tonight, At the opening of The Dead Man's Ball.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The United States' Military Chaplains' Cheer Song Our military chaplains for the most part see no essential conflict between that of Jesus' teaching that we should love our God, others, as well as that of our enemy along with the soldiers' duty to stuff his conscience and follow orders to kill on the battlefield!

Saturday, April 10, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We Should Have Known Better The United States military, Al-Qaeda, Israel, Hamas, etc. It's all the same. It doesn't matter if its a nuclear bomb or a bomb strapped onto the back of a young lady! Killing is killing, and it is done without conscience as long as one does not care about the suffering of those who have little choice but to live with the consequences of those who have chosen to take the lives of those they have been taught to hate!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Bleeding of a Once Great Nation A ruse....... Osama bin Ladin's hidden plan, his own way of destroying the financial foundation of the American economy!

Monday, April 5, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Transfiguration Having borne the brutal burden of a breathing body in a relentless search for a truth never near we make our way toward what we hope is a God of love and compassion.

Sunday, April 4, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Theology From "before the beginning of time" until man has finally found his way "back home."

Sunday, April 4, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Grinning Gods With a Wink and a Nod (poem) Grinning Gods having given man choice sit back as man's Earth goes up in flames.

Saturday, April 3, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Remembrance of Loose Cannons What the world needs is a few more loose cannons (whistle blowers) enough to upset the U.S. empire of military destruction!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Full Circle Full circle....... all the way from what was thought to be a good idea (progress) to the end..... the demise of the human race!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Just Another Mercenary Child A saga of our time....... Children being trained by our schools and their families to take their place as mercenary soldiers in an Empire of Death!

Thursday, March 25, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Collateral Damage Dead people, Crow bait, we should have known better, than to have allowed ourselves to be turned into beasts!

Thursday, March 25, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The last Supper War, a queue dead bodies, fallen frames, feed the Earth as each and everyone so dutifully carries out their orders to shoot and kill those they have been taught to hate.

Sunday, March 21, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Oh Sweet Child' Wounded Soul! [poetry] Poet Soderstrom writes of a once blameless child having left the womb to become a soldier ready and willing to kill upon command.

Saturday, March 20, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Soldier's Lament A description of the agony that a soldier brings with him when he returns home.

Friday, March 19, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Soldier's Lament A poem describing the agonizing pain of a soldier forced to deal with the brutalities of war.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Poem: A Soldier The author's attempt to express his feelings about how our nation uses its children as instruments of war, how it molds their minds, brainwashing them, destroying their consciences, so they will have no problem killing those they have been taught to hate.