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The Name of a Man (from 'Passing Jacks')
by Van Gerry

Saturday, January 07, 2006
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"What is Man that thou art mindful of him?"

       

THE NAME OF A MAN


 

Nigger!

Whitey!

Octoroon!

Half-breed!

Half-cast!

Quadoroon!

Limey!

Red neck!

Samba conch!

Ruskie!

Yankee!

Worthless junk!

Hun!

Wop!

Polack!

Big-nosed yid!

Round-eye!

Slant-eye!

No-good kid!

Square-head!

By-blow!

Conchy-joe!

Hard red!

Froggy!

So-and-so!

Son of a hobo, made in a ditch!

Son of nobody! Son of a...

 

No!

 

He is an Earthling!

Nurture him well.

Let's make the heaven,

We made the hell!

Each is the parent.

Each Adam's seed.

God made no mules -

Truly we breed!

 

There's no time for hate

And Passover sorrow.

Suckle the new-born,

Last hope for tomorrow!

 

To King Herod’s ‘Innocents’; victims of the ‘Holocaust’; children of Soweto;  the 'ethnic cleansed' of Bosnia; ad infinitum.


 

'Passing Jacks'

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 1/9/2006
Well you covered them all, I think. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Good work. People need a mental jerking around every so often. Good dedication too.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/7/2006
I always don't like any name callings. Some people are just ignorant.

A good message with this one.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/7/2006
incredible poem, alive with truth, thank you for sharing.
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