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Free Verse: The Career

By Dave Hood Just out of college, motivated to impress and obtain a pay raise From those who have power to hire and fire, the young, educated, career woman, an attractive brunette, in her stylish black pant suit, white blouse, … Continue reading

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Poem: Out of Work

by Dave Hood It’s early morning, cloudy and rainy. Slept poorly due to worry. Neighbors departed for work. Street quiet as a ghost town. Like a shut-in, I sit in this silent house, sip my hot coffee, read the newspaper. … Continue reading

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First Hit

“First Hit” by Dave Hood Under the sunshine of a warm, relaxing Saturday afternoon in late spring dressed up in a blue uniform like a legend of the game adorning one of the baseball cards he collects standing at home … Continue reading

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Why Write Poetry

By Dave Hood You will not become rich by writing poetry. In fact, if you spend your days writing only poetry, you’ll become a starving artist. Most poets teach and write, or they have day jobs and write in their … Continue reading

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Poem: Spring

By Dave Hood The snow and ice melt, and then disappear as if never existing The melancholy of winter departs like good health returning after sickness The first blue jay swoops down eats from the feeder Yellow tulips and red … Continue reading

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Poem: Falling Leaves

By Dave Hood In the woods and cold, where there is silence and stillness, I stroll along a path—with only my pressing thoughts of “what might become of tomorrow.” And then, yellow, autumn maple leaves grab my attention for a … Continue reading

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Essay: Evil Lurks in the Hearts and Minds of Men

by Dave Hood In Montreal, a man, angry with his male lover, ties him up, tortures and dismembers him, tosses the torso into the garbage, and  then mails other body parts to various people. He also films the killing and … Continue reading

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