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· Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone CRUX

· Starlight On Stone EAST (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone NORTH (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone WEST (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone NORTH

· Starlight On Stone SOUTH (ebook)

· Starlight On Stone SOUTH

· Starlight On Stone EAST

· Starlight On Stone WEST

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· Sir You are Free to Go

· Loose Lips

· New Year's Eve, the prequel

· New Year's Eve

· Neptune's Realm - Love Among the Long Dead Men

· Shipyards and Last Ships

· Tarzan, Jane and Boy

· Fred's Friends

· French Poets

· 1945 Sambo

· Heels and Other Clones

· Bummer

· A Conversation

· The Great War at 100-Honor v. Dignity

· The World is My Home

· A Remarkable Victorian Woman

· Harrappans may have lived, died by monsoon!

· Remembering Frank James Morgan (1916-1985)

· Treacherous Little Known War

· Empire Building 101

· Helix or Vortex? That is the question ...

· Cyber City Park

· Weeds

· Community

· In Praise of Ishara

· Dog

· Greeks and Other Baal-cains

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  One Of Us
by Jansen Estrup
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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One Of Us is a parable about man-made ecological disasters.

One of Us

by Jansen Estrup c2012


When Enkidu and Gilgamesh came upon the

fortress of trees, they bellowed firey words

and brandished their weapons.

The great cedars and pines stood proudly,

knowing that Humbaba, the guardian, was

powerful in their defense.

But when the guardian spirit lay dead at

their roots, the trees looked down at the

attacking woodsmen and their axes,

And said to each other, "At least the handle

is one of us."

Ca  900BCE (the Song of Sorrow)


"All war is  war against children" - Howard Zinn

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Reviewed by Michael True 10/21/2013
By its own actions the human race has been and will be shaped. We either adapt or die. M.True
Reviewed by Robert Whitford 7/28/2013
What a beautiful find Jansen. The instrument that kills is part of the quarry. I need to look at the Gilgamesh chronicles which I haven't in several years. You have gleaned something that speaks of the impact of traitors in the process of war. A parallel that is not hard to find in this age. Well done my friend. Bob
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/23/2012
A most apt and timely sharing, Jansen. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by D Johnson 12/11/2012
Wow, that last line is a doozy (sp)
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/21/2012
What a wonderfully unexpected leap of thought, compelling and even haunting ~
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/21/2012
I would see the handle as the betrayer. Very creative and apropos for our time.

Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 11/21/2012
I like this a lot. Great poem, and lesson.

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Jansen Estrup

Tales of a Clear, Dark Night

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Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook)

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Starlight On Stone NORTH (ebook)

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Starlight On Stone SOUTH (ebook)

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Starlight On Stone EAST (ebook)

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Starlight On Stone WEST

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War Stories for My Grandchildren - A Memoir in Short Stories

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  1. Where Have All The Poets Gone?
  2. befofe the big bang--what?
  3. Oligarchy of Inadequacy
  4. While I Wait For You
  5. One Of Us
  6. Calm Before The Storm
  7. Creedence Of Truth
  8. Seven
  10. Inescapable
  12. Did You Know
  13. Heaven on Earth
  14. Unfamiliar Faces
  15. Getting Lost in This Dream
  16. Silky Moments
  17. Hermetic Wisdoms
  18. Mist
  20. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd Tribute)

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