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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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More than a cloud

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Everyone casts a shadow
as we walk below the sun.

It follows us throughout the day
and slips away at night.

When evening falls,
a blanket of stars slowly appear above

to dot the purple vastness
and remind us where we are.

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Saddest Songs of Rock and Roll – #50

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The countdown begins with one of the most curious songs eliciting empathy and confusion at the same time. While many lament the loss of a loved one, sometimes that loved one is a pet. We all know that connections with creatures can be very comforting and deserve to be recognized as true and an important part of the Human experience.

In 1975 songwriter Henry Gross became aware of the death of Shannon, the pet Irish Setter of Beach Boys member Carl Wilson. The loss inspired Henry to create. The song “Shannon” became an international hit, reaching #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Cash Box Top 100. This type of sorrowful homage is not often expressed but is a legitimate reason that we grieve. Continue reading


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PUN Control

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

If you laugh, I thank you. If you don’t laugh, I did not do it.

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They make cat food out of cow, fish, turkey, chicken & lamb meat –

but not mouse meat –¬†which is probably all a cat wants.

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The invention of the shovel was groundbreaking.

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