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Light . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 19 January 2020; published on 23 January 2020

Dear Ones,

Here is a poem about Light and Dark …

Light
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
19 January 2020

Why not choose the good?
Why not choose the Light?
Why pick the Dark when we can be bright?
Let us stand in the Light with all our might
… super bright … despite
what anyone tells us.

……………

–from Link: “Alice’s Perilous Tales: Cannibal Man . The Greater Oblation,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 19 January 2020; published on 23 January 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-g9u ..

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Tinsel Head: To Be or Not to Be? . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Video filmed on 18 December 2019; published along with a blog on 23 December 2019; blog revised on 20 May 2020

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Tinsel Head: To Be or Not to Be? A Poem by Alice B. Clagett

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Tinsel Head: To Be or Not to Be?
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
18 December 2019

I shall wear tinsel on my head
And then by demons will be lead
Then by no one shalt be said
That my head is full of lead …
instead
They’ll bow down to me

[This poem takes the opposite of my own point of view.]

Image: “Tinsel Head,” self-portrait by Alice B. Clagett, 18 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

Image: “Tinsel Head,” self-portrait by Alice B. Clagett, 18 December 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com ..

See also Link: “Tiny Anthology: Funny Self-Portraits,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 4 February 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-gjw ..

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–from Link: “Alice’s Perilous Tales: ‘Tinsel Head’ Tale: Scrimmages with a Los Angeles ‘Brujo Cult’,” by Alice B. Clagett, Video filmed on 18 December 2019; published along with blog on 23 December 2019; blog revised on 20 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-fIS ..

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Life of the Tough . a Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 July 2018; published on 28 August 2018
Added poem to: Tiny Anthologies: Wild West Poems

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Tough Stuff, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

A very short video, and Summary afterwards … The percussive musical piece at the end of the video is “Lace (Preview)” by Nctrnm, CC BY 4.0

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Tough Stuff
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
28 July 2018

The life of the tough
is rough

Gadzooks
forsooth …
the noose!

…..

[Music: “Lace (Preview)” by Nctrnm, CC BY 4.0]

Photos by Alice

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Charmlee Wilderness Park 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 July 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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–from Link: “Life of the Tough,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 28 July 2018; published on 28 August 2018 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-a4L ..

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Our Lord’s Candle . a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 1 June 2003; published on 24 April 2020

Dear Ones,

This was written long ago …

OUR LORD’S CANDLE
A Poemlet by Alice B. Clagett
1 June 2003

Springtime
and Our Lord’s Candle
lights the green hills
with white flame.

…………………..

–from Link: “Our Lord’s Candle,” a poemlet by Alice B. Clagett, written on 1 June 2003; published on 24 April 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-hJO ..

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Fool’s Gold . a rhymed poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 27 November 2019

  • FOOL’S GOLD, a Poem by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here is a short satire on counterfeit money ..

FOOL’S GOLD
A Rhymed Poem by Alice B. Clagett
27 November 2019

Would you like some counterfeit?
We have tons and tons of it.

If you say yes, and Fort Knox knocks,
They will have what you have not …
The stuff that dreams are made of.

Who can guess with what duress
The Feds will put you to the test?
Confess! … unless  you’d like a drubbing.

So I say: At the end of the day
It’s better to have what you make,
Than fake … albeit merely pennies.

Then, should the Feds express distress
You can show what you were paid …
And so allay budding dismay
On the part of every party.

I do presume to sing this tune
Of happiness without much stress
By being quite the opposite
Of those who profess to be lawless.

Heartache creeps in
When the heart takes a spin
To the land of the heartachy hard case …

Perhaps not the gallows
Yet prison will swallow
The years of our youth
Amongst the uncouth
Who did not know real bread
From playdough

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–from Link: “Fool’s Gold,” a rhymed poem by Alice B. Clagett, written on 27 November 2019; published on 30 November 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-feX ..

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I Am That Am. a visionary poem by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 28 March 2016; published on 6 April 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • I Am That Am, A Visionary Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a new poem for you. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am here at Four Corners … I do not know which of the four states I am sitting in right now. I had a very short poem for you that I wrote the other day. It goes like this …

I Am That Am
A Visionary Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
6 April 2016

 

I Am That Am,
I Am All that is.
I Am that Eternal Bliss.

I find the best time to do this prayer is just before getting up in the morning, and to just concentrate Awareness on the heart while feeling or stating or imagining this prayer over and over again.

Image: “Four Corners, United States 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Four Corners, United States 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Four Corners, United States 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Four Corners, United States 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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