A Poem

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Embrace and enter meekly through the silent temple
cling fast to desparate fancies
hold strongly to the branch of ambiguity
look longingly over the abyss of vast hollow depths

Journey the expansive trails of jaded tensions
walk slowly through the lonesome woodland
breathe deeply the aroma of silent air
hug tightly the shivering of the body

Hear the symphony of solo breathing
and the isolated winds of the surroundings
run the endless miles
beware of eager footsteps

Live amidst apparitions of angst
be neighbor to the lonely neighbor
cherish fellow weary travelers
anxiously love the unloved and see the unseen

The Disconcerting Rise of Neo-Stalinism in Modern Russia

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“Death solves all problems — no man, no problem.”

So was the motto of one of history’s most volatile dictators, its words echoing the dark pragmatic mind of Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, a mind which was instrumental in the extermination of up to 20 million people during his nearly thirty-year rule over the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1927 to 1953. The most disturbing aspect about his quote is that it is comprehensible to even a morally sound commoner; one sees the cruel practicality of this type of thinking and is unnerved by its chilling simplicity. …

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Niles questions whether Frasier needs as many musicians as he has.

Niles: “What happened to the concept of ‘less is more’?”

Frasier: “Ah, but if less is more, then just think how much more ‘more’ will be!”

Dr. Frasier Crane’s logic is comprehensible when he desires to create additional slots in his symphony to add to the dramatic effect and overall quality of the musical score. …

A Dark Sonnet of Desperation for Inspiration

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A Loss for Words, A Loss for Poetry
A Loss for Poetry, A Loss for Beauty
A Loss for Beauty, A Loss for Life

So reads the great poet’s grave,
the most noble platitude of his for last did he save.
Solemnly, before the master I stand, a poor man of thirst,
his legacy a delicious fountain, hallowed be his verse.
My business here, somewhat a mystery,
nevertheless, from the beginning, I anticipated all to be dreary.
For I do not only mourn this great man’s passing,
but the loss that is my own, my craft not lasting. …

Do you know where they get these photos from? Where are these places located? It's like one can make or be in their own Twilight Zone episode if they want to.

Why we can’t progress in the progressive era

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The inability for people to cooperate, to be aggressive rather than supportive has been a problem with us homo sapiens for a long time. It is a plague that will always inhabit man as long as his existence lasts. However, throughout time, the ability to make this situation an even greater problem is the technology that channels the beliefs and emotions that hold begrudging sentiments. With the internet today, such consequential schisms have become a phenomenal hallmark in modern social discourse. I see plenty of its positive components and naturally take advantage of them, but its negative ones are just…

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The sensitive subject of transgenderism becoming a social norm will not waver anytime soon in terms of maintaining its controversial status within American politics and social discourse. Whether you agree with it or not, it is a phenomena that has planted its flag permanently in the soils of our community and within its fold, many people who adhere to a transgender identity have their own unique voice to give. Thus, having voices to give, transgenders and transgender supporters have obtained higher positions in the political arena to impactfully convey them.

One such individual that has that power is Dr. Rachel…

W.A. Hayes

Gentleman, Scholar, and Punk Poet. I giveth ye my soul in writing, so thou in reading thy intellect to wisdom boldly be plighting.

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