Tagged: clever

Poem: Hurry Up and Wait

We’re told by those who know such things that commencement came explosively, instantaneously and corrosively. Gas spewed, dust swirled, and — voila — light brings Life to a dark and icy place, where microscopic cells could not stay together, splitting and dividing no matter whether they were designed by God and touched by grace. This...

Poem: Your Hands

Some guys go for great big racks Protruding in the air. Some guys go for long lean legs And locks of silky hair. Some guys go for buns of steel Firm as just-picked peaches. Some guys go for puffy lips, bikinis on the beaches.   I’m not insane, I don’t complain When offered such delights....

To Kill a Mockingbird, Revisited

The plot of Harper Lee’s book about racism, childhood, and paternal love revolves around the rape trial of a black man, Tom Robinson, defended by a white lawyer, played in the movie version with transcendent nobleness by Gregory Peck. In both the novel and the movie, the evidence strongly suggests that Robinson is innocent and...