some of my outlaw poetry as published in outlaw poetry
28Outlaw Poetry by Jake Cosmos Aller
Jake Cosmos Aller
Outlaw Poetry is apparently a thing. I prefer "Neo-Beatnik" but what the hey, we are talking the same thing. Outlaw Poets is a term used in reference to writers of outlaw poetry, a type of marginal poetry with Beat sensibility often categorized as Spoken Word.
"Outlaw poets" is a term of endearment used in reference to poets whose work is featured in the Outlaw Bible. The following (conspiracy) list of traits is characteristic of such poets as the! leader in russian start with the vol1 "demons contempt" of Carlos ac Libera :Out law poetry ... does not mean to be disobedient, or an outlaw or criminal in poetic ethics; there is no direct sophism but there is no contradiction either;; Outlaw poetry", is still taking its first steps as a vanguard of poetry but is a form of subversive expression, 'which differs from all modes of poetry but is neither playful nor fiction; is a silent expression of crushing the system, the angry cry that is not made in the street, outlaw poetry is wild, natural, appears and has the effect it did not have for an invitation..
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The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, edited by Alan Kaufman, is an anthology of American underground poets spanning the post-war era to the present day. First published in 1999, the collection features work from several notable poets, including Jack Micheline, Patti Smith, Harold Norse, David Trinidad, Tuli Kupferberg, D.A. Levy, Bob Kaufman, Jim Chandler, Jim Brodey, Daniel Higgs, Jack Kerouac, Bonny Finberg, David Lerner, Richard Brautigan, Allen Ginsberg, Tom Waits, William S. Burroughs, Carlos ac Libera, Ken Kesey, Justin Chin, DianDi Prima, Charles Bukowski, and FrancEyE, among others. S.A. Griffin served as a contributing editor.
I am proud to be associated with such great writers. !
In Search of America 1975 - Hitchhiking Tales by Jake Cosmos Aller
In Search of America 1975 - Hitchhiking Tales
I was young
hitchhiked across the USA
to call the cops
about Salt Lake City
I had to buy my booze
they would mix it for me
a bloody Mary
Saw the Mormon Temple
about 3 pm
up in Cody Wyoming
band of professional
me to near Chicago
I being foolish
on to Chicago
the road again
along the way
lots of free weed
more memorable ride
middle age creepy looking man
was he said a dynamite deliverer
hated a lot of people
at me to confirm
told him that I lived in New York
although I might looked Jewish
years later I discovered
I felt a bit of strategic information
he pulled out some weed
I believe that he really was with the mob
a ticket home
I went home
learned so much
now it is too late
my hitchhiking tales
Lost and Found
walked out of my dreams
that made all the difference
As you entered my life
was all alone in this cruel world
did not know what I wanted
gave me meaning
gave me love
were endlessly fascinating
were the most beautiful women
you still are
a fine bottle of wine
you gave me
has gotten better
And I fell under
if you go first
live without you
is has always been
are so entangled
And that is the
Note: based on a true story which you can read on my blog or in the book, "Dreams and the Unexplainable" published by the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers in September, 2016.
My Mother's History
day many a year ago
spoke to me
was born in hills of North Little Rock
Cherokees who had ran away
than join the rest
did not exist
history was over
so, I learned at last
due to the crimes of politicians
they were called
their once glorious past
no one knew their name
they never forgave the new world
I vowed that if I lived
I would become a proud
so, when I am down and out
live my life
in so doing
lives on in me
live the Cherokee nation
Conversation with Teddy Roosevelt
morning I woke up in the White House
a mysterious letter I had received
instructed me to go to the white house with the letter
went through a back door and found myself
spent the afternoon and evening talking about the future past
And we worked out the problems of the world
I told him of the future world to come
Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan
he spoke of his fears
great powerful corporations
everyone into slaves
that he was determined to fight
he hoped that it the end
the special interests ruled the world
I wondered what had happened
Watching Cats Hunt
cats hunt in pairs
bird flies away
I think about the cats
often wonder about Cats
exist to feed them
save them from their enemies
cats are an alien species
we ever encounter an alien civilization
would then be engaged
cats and humans would not get along
we would resent and fear them
It is a Gun Situation, Mr. President
that in Texas if there had been gun controls
please contemplate this fact
fact, the reason the U.S.
33 percent of the world's shooters
most of them
do what 90 percent of the public wants
tell the NRA
become a President of the people
Dear Speaker Ryan
want to tell you something
you and your so-called Christians
U.S. is flooded with guns
of people don't have health coverage
act as if the gun violence
here's my prayer for you
Satan and his demons
my prayer to you
I don't Get It
did not work in Texas.
if he exists
the poor people
a mad man
no they were not praying
my prayer to you
off your rear end
House Speaker Paul Ryan to the list of Republicans offering only
thoughts and prayers in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in a
Texas church, because taking meaningful action is always off the
table with him and his party.
people were murdered while praying. Even Christians ought to admit
that prayer doesn't make a damn bit of difference and their God
will do whatever their God wants to do, even if it means letting
people die in church because a domestic abuser got his hands on a
that Ryan would ever say that.
Instead, he just blamed the "far secular Left" for not getting it.
Add House Speaker Paul Ryan to the list of Republicans offering only thoughts and prayers in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting in a Texas church, because taking meaningful action is always off the table with him and his party.
26 people were murdered while praying. Even Christians ought to admit that prayer doesn't make a damn bit of difference and their God will do whatever their God wants to do, even if it means letting people die in church because a domestic abuser got his hands on a semi-automatic weapon.
It's disappointing. It's sad, and this is what you'll get from the far secular Left. People who do not have faith, don't understand faith, I guess I'd have to say. And it is the right thing to do, is to pray in moments like this, because you know what? Prayer works. And I know you believe that and I believe that. And when you hear the secular left doing this thing, no wonder you've got so much polarization and disunity in this country when people think like that.
That's Republican thinking for you right there: The people who hear the facts, examine the evidence, and demand action are to blame for polarizing the country... while the people in charge, the ones who sit on their asses doing absolutely nothing (at least when they're not voting to make the problems worse), should get credit for being the vanguards of everything right with America.
The people who don't have faith understand it perfectly well. That's why we chucked it a long time ago. We know prayer is the only thing most politicians want to offer in times of distress because meaningful action would alienate their core supporters and donors. Democrats get it. Other countries get it. The only ones who don't come from the same party that routinely rejects science, facts, and experts.
There are, of course, Christians who believe prayer is meaningless unless it's followed up with action. We can argue that they're wasting their time with that first step, but these aren't the people we're complaining about.
Dear Governor Abbot
say that you are a Christian
that evil people will find ways
that there is nothing the government
can't you wake up
of people die
to walk outside
blow them away
you and your NRA buddies
I wonder how Jesus
Sir are not a Christian
have evil that occurs in this world, whether it be a terrorist who
uses a truck to mow down bikers in New York City, whether it be a
terrorist who uses bombs or knives to stab people, or other terrorist
who use vehicles, whether it be in Nice, France, or any other place
in the entire world, who mow down people.
Texas Governor: Fight Gun Massacres By 'Working With God'
NOVEMBER 6, 2017 BY MICHAEL STONE
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott claims prayer and "working with God" is the only way to prevent mass shooting events like the recent church massacre in rural Texas.
In a deplorable bit of pandering Abbott said that the proper response to Sunday's shooting is to confront evil through prayer and forge "a stronger connection to God."
Governor Abbott said:
We have evil that occurs in this world, whether it be a terrorist who uses a truck to mow down bikers in New York City, whether it be a terrorist who uses bombs or knives to stab people, or other terrorist who use vehicles, whether it be in Nice, France, or any other place in the entire world, who mow down people.
And I'm going to use the words of the citizens of Sutherland Springs themselves, and that is, they want to work together for love to overcome evil, and you do that by working with God.
Most reasonable people reject Abbott's impotent call to prayer and a "stronger connection to God." In a statement concerning the recent Texas church massacre, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that action was rquired:
We have a solemn obligation to the victims of Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown and the many tragic shootings that occur each day to respond not only with prayer and unwavering love, but with action.
As for Governor Abbott, his position as a dangerous religious extremist is well established.
Last June Abbott signed into law legislation allowing publicly funded agencies to deny non-Christians the ability to adopt a child in need.
In addition, in a move meant to shame women who have abortions, the Republican governor of Texas ordered state health officials to add new abortion regulations that would require the burial or cremation of post abortion fetal tissue.
Bottom line: Texas Governor Gregg Abbott is a dangerous religious extremist who believes the proper response to Sunday's church massacre is prayer and other efforts to forge "a stronger connection to God."
Texas Governor Gregg Abbott (Image via Wikimedia)
When will this Madness end - short version
again we turn on the TV
old man consumed by his own demons
the cry goes out throughout the land
usual suspects are rounded up
there is nothing we can do
are the price of our freedom
only solution for a bad guy with a gun
it's the guns, cry the liberal pundits
we sit around and argue
is the sickness in our souls
are all responsible here
soulless corporate world
lack of human connection
will be another Las Vegas
weeks later the greatest mass shooting in a Church occurred in
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