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Archive for September, 2007

Sunset Blvd

I wrote this some time ago, but after talking with someone yesterday about the homelessness in Los Angeles, I thought it would be a good one to post. I hope somehow, some way this country can help the homeless people out there.

SUNSET BLVD

BMW pulls up to the corner
Valet,
Helps him out of the car.

Homeless Women.
Timid,
Afraid to approach.

So many people,
In one small area.

She walks to the corner.
Where the man just stepped out of his BMW
“Can You spare some Change?”
He scoffs,
“Get a job”

She walks away,
Turns the corner,
Faints.

The Man enters the club,
Brushing her off,
Spends 60.00 on some drinks.

Midnight hour,
He thinks I am moving on.
This place is slow tonight,
Walks out the door.

Sirens blazing,
Paramedics.
Woman lying on the ground,
Groups of people gather,
He glances,
Then turns away,
His heart beating faster.

Pushing harder,
They try to revive her.
She was only 25,
Only needed one bite.

He hops in the car,
Tries to shrug it off.

Lies his head on his pillow,
Could he have saved her?
Now he will never know.

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At What Price?

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At 14 I wanted to get married, was I ready….no wayyyy. How bout 15 or 16….NOT. I had neighbors that were in love at 15 and got legally married but this is rare. What if my mom had decided to sell me? What would my rate have been, $35,000, $50,000. In some countries this happens, is it right? My opinion is no. No girl should be sold, love is something that comes naturally, and adoringly. What are we saying as a society if there is a price tag attached? What is shocking is that I would think that if there was website that sold young american girls online that it would be shut down, or there would be only a handful of people responding but according to a Newsweek article that caught my attention, this is just not so, 60 million hits have gone to this site and even though it is a hoax, there have been responses to these ads. What kind of man would buy a daughter? Amusing I suppose in a sick humor sort of way to put up a site selling a daughter but how close are we to this in reality? I mean we have people selling there virginity, and heaven knows what else online…when will this be next?

The website is: Http:www.marryourdaughter.com
(Warning: it has been not working/down for a while so may take some time to get through)

Here is the URL to the article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20781129/site/newsweek/

(Sorry tried to create a link and wasn’t able to).

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Alanis Cracks Me Up

Alanis is my favorite singer, she is so vulnerable and real. When I saw this video I was cracking up. It is just one more way she reveals her humor, creativity and talent.
Good news, she just finished recording her new album……YEAHHHH.
Alanis Morissette

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Thorns

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She sat at her desk.
Came in,
Did her job,
No one noticed that she didn’t say a word.
Left and went home.
Microwaved a meal,
Watched the latest reality show,
Cried herself to sleep.
Stains from the tears on her pillow.

Emptyness.
All around her,
Creeps in,
She is glad it hasn’t hit her slumber,
Not yet.
Wakes up.
Ache in her chest,
No not a heartatache,
Lies in her bed asking it to leave.
The silence,
The wanting,
The realizing she is alone again.

Drives herself to work,
Does it all over again.
Comes home,
Hears the words of the song:
Do I have to go to sleep with Roses in my Hand?
Misses him,
He was gone even when he wasn’t
Wishes she had more friends
She could lean on.
He was one once,
Wonders where he was.
Remembers,
His words,
About her having thorns,
Her prickly heart,
Lies her head on the pillow,
Petals of her heart were once soft and warm,
Slowly they are falling from her.
The ones that are left,
Are barely holding on,
Gathers them all and holds them in her arms,
Weeping herself to sleep
Slowly drifting off..
Dreaming of her thorns being gone

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6 years ago the world was in shock over the attacks. 9/11 will forever for me be known as the day I lost my cousin…Beth Logler. She was one of those people that had an amazing energy about her and a light shone all around her. I found this article on newsday.com and it is a perfect description of who she was. You will never be forgotten. You are in our hearts, mind and soul.

Beth Logler

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fellowes-paper-shredder1.jpgAbout 2 weeks ago I was searching to buy a shredder and I came across this unbelievable story…made me realize that it is worth the money to have a shredder. Also a great tip: when shredding, don’t throw out all your shredding at one time, split it up into 2 bags and put one in the trash one day and then a few days later put the other one in the trash, also a great way to make it really really difficult to piece together items is once your papers are shredded and you are about to throw out, take a spray bottle with water and spray away…turns the paper to mush.

Here is the link to the article…very informative.

http://www.cockeyed.com/citizen/creditcard/application.shtml

Main Article Link:

http://lifehacker.com/software/credit-card/why-you-should-shred-credit-card-applications-161469.php

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Recently while online and trying to track a person whom I sold a car to over a year ago…(long story), I found this site and couldn’t believe you can look up a person’s driver’s license….check it out… http://www.license.shorturl.com/

 Hope you like it.

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