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Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).
SHARE Saturday, March 21, 2009 pro invidia
The poor are created, deliberately, by the rich, who are so insecure, so devoid of morality, that they need to have those "less fortunate" envy them and believe it is their divine, Darwinian right to do so.
SHARE Sunday, November 18, 2007 The Rape Room
Think we've even WON anything with our Working Class struggles? Think again.
SHARE Friday, February 27, 2009 Where the Wild Things Are
Rob asked if dog training is analogous to the way in which our culture trains us. These are my thoughts on his question.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 20, 2009 Manufacturing Poor People
That the majority of the world's people are poor is not an accident. It is a very deliberately designed plan to keep the "First", or Western, World's foot on the neck of the "Third" World in order to take everyone's piece of the cake and serve it up to the very few on the tippy top of the economic pyramid. And it's disgusting.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, August 29, 2008 The Doors, Part One
Who's really running America, how did they seize control, and is there anything we can do about it?
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 25, 2009 Fat Man and Little Boy
The US and Israel are the Fat Man and Little Boy of global destruction. Only Earth itself can stop them.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 10, 2009 The Frog and the Scorpion
Most people have a "liitle voice" which tells them when something is "not right." Most Americans, however, refuse to listen to it uhtil it's too late. Is it too late?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 24, 2009 GOTTERDAMMERUNG
As we descend further into greed and gluttony, ignoring what is done in our name, will we wake up to the fact that the same is being planned for us before it is too late?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2009 The Businessman's Dilemma
The problems for most businesses, like most governments, is how to get MORE - for themselves
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 18, 2009 Instrument of Power
Rich&Powerful, Inc. have a union, all right, and they want to make sure we don't get one, too. And to that end they'll do anything, literally anything, to undermine the solidarity of America's, and the world's, working people.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2009 Israeli Etchings
The Israeli barbarity in Gaza, while etched into the consciousness of most of the world, seems lost on the war criminals who ordered and enabled it.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 22, 2009 In Memoriam: Two for the Troops
As we remember our fallen soldiers this Memorial Day, let's remember how America chooses to treat them. For all they are asked to do, when they pay "the ultimate price," they might as well be M.I.A. as far as our government is concerned.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2009 The Loyalty Oath
Concessions demanded of the United Auto Workers are essentially the same as the loyalty oath to be demanded of Palestinian Israeli citizens. Both demand submission to the boot of the ruling class on your neck.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 4, 2007 ATAVISM
ATAVISM - This is how the minds of the American People are being controlled.
SHARE Saturday, June 13, 2009 The Car Czar's plan to gut America's autoworkers
Here it is, a perfect cameo of the living standards here in the U.S. of A., the truly classless society. Obama's $600 million dollar man is demanding a pound of eyes and teeth from U.S. autoworkers.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 22, 2009 IMPEDIMENTA (or Buried Alive)
The psychological violence we do to our children has created both the sociopaths who run our country and the apathetic consumers who look the other way as they do so.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 22, 2009 Intelligence Is a Piano
Intelligence is a piano. And ours is out of tune. It takes practice to use it for the purpose for which it was intended. Our practice has been hijacked by consumerism and our deliberate thought all but cancelled via indoctrination. We need a LOT of piano tuners! Won't you join us?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Debt. It's Better Than Chains.
It seems there's no way out of the slave system of capitalism. You will either be chattel, owned outright, wage-slaves who recycle the Masters' money to them, or debt-slaves who will enrich the Masters via compound interest and made-up fees. Money for nothing. Not a lick of work. What's wrong with this picture?
SHARE Saturday, December 6, 2008 Waltz for an Arrogant Holocaust
The renovation of the Fountainbleau Hotel costs $1,000,000,000 (1 billion dollars). Any connection to genocide and colonization, corporate rape and "free" trade is purely symbolic and coincidental.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 3, 2009 Dust Thou Art...
As the world looks from the side at the mass murder going on in Gaza, it might be a good time to reflect on that other mass murder, the one used to justify this atrocity.
SHARE Thursday, January 1, 2009 The ABCs of Atrocity
The indocrination of children into the culture of corporate capitalism begins even before they enter school, when their own parents, in effect, bind the feet of their morality by having them join in the guilty and tasty pleasures of murder.
SHARE Saturday, May 16, 2009 Alternative Energy
Here's another way to look at those "view-destroying" wind farms. This on is in Madison County, New York.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Original Sin
Spewers of hate are "canonized" in the United States, while those concerned with the fate of their fellow man are asassinated.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Empire Rag, A Military March in Goose Step
The United States' triumph of the "free" market was actually achieved by protective tariffs, which are now denied to the victims of our "free" trade agreements.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 1, 2009 A Western Tale
The Israeli/Palestinian "conflict" for dummies.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 What Norwegians Would Do
Is there a country on the planet whose citizens can expect economic justice? Yes. And who would those citizens be? Norwegians would.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 5, 2009 The High Cost of Refusing to Die
You may wish to rage against the dying of the light, or perhaps you'd rather stop beating a dead horse and die like a hero going home.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Santa Fraud
Myths like that of Santa Claus, lies told to children, set them up to expect betrayal by "authority", facilitating the transfer of their loyalty and trust to corporations.
SHARE Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Bromide
Global Social Democracy is being promoted by the "left" side of the global elite as the new face of capitalism after neoliberals trashed its reputation.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 31, 2009 Deja Moo, I Think I've Heard This Bull Before
Isn't doing the same thing over and over again Einstein's definiton of insanity? Isn't denial more than a river in Egypt? How mentally-challenged are we to keep biting off the same piece of bull that we have had repeatedly demonstrated to us that we can't chew?
SHARE Monday, January 5, 2009 The Peculiar Insitution
The financial crisis is engineered to move wealth from the bottom to the top in a peculiar and callously cruel manner.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 22, 2009 IDF - Israeli Defense Fantasy
The erasure of Israel as a topic from the Durbin Conference on racism enables the Israeli "Defense" Force to carry out Israel's apartheid agenda with impunity.
SHARE Tuesday, June 5, 2007 Ponerology
Ponerology (a science of the nature of evil) Medical studies funded by drug companies have only lately "discovered" the onset of cancer, diabetes and autism is "not caused" by agents outside the body...
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 14, 2008 Tyranny
Got cats? If so, you may recognize yourself in this poem.
SHARE Thursday, October 2, 2008 DADDY'S GIRLS
A look into the world of the children of alcoholics.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2009 flammes de l'enfer
The intersection of both the financial and climate crises is not an accident.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Because
A poem explaining why one would choose to write politcal poetry.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 30, 2007 SUMERIOLOGY
Have we destroyed the common beginnings of civilization?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, January 12, 2007 The Seven Deadly Sins
POEM - The Seven Deadly Sins
are deadly precisely because they are so very hard to see coming. We drift gradually, not into the quicksand of pure evil, but slide slowly into the tar pit of more of the same small things...
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2009 Oasis
Inside each of us lies The Garden. It is the purpose of civilization to make sure that we do not remember the way back to it.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 3, 2009 France Fantasy
Spring washes life back to life after a long winter, creating a personal film set wherever, in your heart, you'd like to be in Spring.
SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 MUMBO JUMBO
Both religion and patriotism are scams, engineered to the same end as the current banking "crisis" in order to transfer all wealth to the top of the economic heap.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 17, 2008 IGNOMINIUM
Masculinity itself has been hijacked in service to Empire.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 20, 2007 People Get Ready
Poem - While the game is rigged in favor of the Rich, they still depend on us to spend enough to support them in the style to which we've allowed them to become accustomed.
SHARE Monday, October 8, 2007 Black Pearls
The American People are being purposefully poisoned for profit.
SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Globalization
The blowback of globalization is now hitting the United States in the form of the artificially-engineered financial "crisis."
SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 Got Credit?
Just how BIG is it? Your credit habit, that is.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Above the Storm
As Spring washes away winter, I grow impatient, but still in awe of the changing of the seasons.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 13, 2009 Recess
Human children, and adults, are made for learning.
SHARE Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Cartography
When navigating the Seas of Life, take care not to confuse the tools of navigation with your destination.
SHARE Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Serial Killers
"The industrial way of life leads to the industrial way of death"
- Edward Abbey
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 6, 2009 The Tao of Conscience
The gift of personal power, or free will, is tempered by a "little voice" called conscience. We all have it, but many, if not most of us, refuse the gift
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, January 14, 2008 Meat 101
THIS is why discussions of meat-eating arouse such antagonism.
SHARE Wednesday, May 28, 2008 ignus fatuus (The Corpse Candle)
The United States is digging its own grave, and over that grave floats the phosphorescent gases of the decomposing corpse of the American Dream.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 26, 2007 Blueprint
STOP!!! Buying goods made in China.
SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Existential Expenses
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2009 The Crystal Ball(s)
This is the correct response to someone says "Trust me, I'm a politician."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 Wintersnakes
A poem about seeing "visions" on cold winter highway.
SHARE Saturday, April 18, 2009 Seeing Aphrodite in April
The inability to let go of youth, of spring, requires not only that we be eternal adolescents, but prematurely old-stick-in-the-muds.
SHARE Thursday, December 11, 2008 BICENTENNIAL SONG
A poetry blast from 32 years in the past that just goes to show that no matter how much things change, they always remain the same.
SHARE Monday, December 1, 2008 Sakana
A poetic fantasy for fish and Egyptian water gardens.
SHARE Monday, March 31, 2008 Connect the Dots
When you fail to connect the dots, cognitive dissonance becomes lethal -
as well as profitable.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 20, 2013 The Knacker
This was originally an editorial opinion about the Bush Administration budget published here in 2006. But tell me, isn't the Obama Adminstration budget exactly the same?
SHARE Friday, January 5, 2007 New Deal Repeal
Poem - They're taking back the things that bought off the Working Class now we're dumbed down enough for control via our mammalian core.
SHARE Wednesday, July 11, 2007 ABRACADABRA
Poem - Touchscreen voting machines are illegal.
SHARE Tuesday, January 16, 2007 APOTHEOSIS
POEM - Easter, from the Vernal Equinox. Christmas, from Winter Solstice. The original holy days seem lost, devolved to holidays when usurped by Crescent, Star and Cross of Abraham's sons.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 15, 2008 The Crusaders' Keep
In Iraq, the more things change, the more they remain the same.
SHARE Wednesday, June 7, 2006 The Needle's Eye
Using charity to feel big
while making another feel small
does not absolve the pride or
greed of having it all.
And though "He ain't heavy, he's my
brother" is just a Boys' Town fable,
Americans shouldn't have to beg for
scraps from anybody's table.
SHARE Monday, March 24, 2008 The Price of Democracy
When I was asked, in a Poetry Workshop, to write about something I wished for, the songs incorporated into this poem kept "speaking" to me from the radio about America.