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J Jay Samuel Davis

The Riddle – Richard Wilbur

Shall I love God for causing me to be? I was mere utterance; shall these words love me? Yet when I caused His work to jar and stammer, And one free subject loosened all His grammar, I love Him that He did not in a rage Once and forever rule me off the page, But, […]

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J Jay Samuel Davis

“WOODEN RACKETS FOR TENNIS.” a short poem, a.k.a.: “Playing With Wood In The Morning.” Saturday, October 19, 2019.

“WOODEN RACKETS FOR TENNIS.” a short poem, a.k.a.: “Playing With Wood In The Morning.” Saturday, October 19, 2019. My tennis strokes are long and hard . . . and yours are sure & quick; I wish I hadMeAracket (like yours) aRacketSo supple and slick, Yet, I still think WOOD v. WOOD, My Friend, is a […]

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J Jay Samuel Davis

“FOR JOYCE.” a poem for the poet Joyce Kilmer: Saturday, October 19, 2019

“FOR JOYCE.” a poem for the poet Joyce Kilmer: Saturday, October 19, 2019 I took a gun and went to war; I left my pen inside the door, So I could go and kill away; In Killing Fields, where THERE I’d pray, And ask The Lord, “WhyDoYouAllow, CitizensLikeMe to die somehow?” And God did answer, […]

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Limerick Corner ~

“A SHORT STORY ABOUT THE WHITE MAN WITH THE TAN.” a poem, Saturday, October 19, 2019 Irish Jim has got him a tan; it is BROWN and CLEAN, A tanThat makesHimLookMoreLikEaHispanicManThanAnyHispanicManI’veEverSeen, So, when Jim was approached by “Pablo at The Bar,” WhoWhispered “I hate white men,” Jim said, “But surely white men are, JUST LIKE […]