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· Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

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· Stories about my childhood, my Mother and her family.

· The Butterfly Effect (Repost) Revised

· A living, breathing abstract art…- (Satire)

· Christmas Miracles.

· The Anniversary.

· Traces In The Air - A story of Meaningful Coincidences.

· A Bar of Chocolate… and a Smile…

· You'll cry where no one will see you.

· Professor Somersault knows it all.

· Travel Diary USA - Canada. 1995.

· About the Book -“Remember Us”

· About dicks and arseholes.

· Dotcomology

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· Blogito, ergo sum.

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· Terrorism, martyrdom: A "Jew-ish" perspective.

· Ruminations…

· Who needs Love?…

· Thoughts… just thoughts… Part 2

· Once upon a time - Sonnet

· A stroll in the autumn glow - Sonnet

· Autumn Requiem

· Hallowed be Thy name…

· After sunset - Sonnet

· Why visit museums?

· Searching for your face in the clouds – Sonnet

· Ideal Man – Ideal Woman

· Tanabata - Sonnet

· A Moment On a Summer’s Day… - Sonnet

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by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, September 27, 2003

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You write of happiness

when all inside you've died;

everything you've touched,

all you've ever tried.


You write of happiness

when everything is gloom.

Black wings scrape your window,

trees barren of bloom.


For when you are happy,

you're too happy to write;

all that bubbles out

is pointless and trite.


But when black sadness

sits upon your soul

and into dark corners

you protectively crawl,


shadow memories of

lost happiness wake:

Oh what pretty rhymes

those memories will make.


So heart filled with gloom

- bony hands round your throat -

with tears in your eyes

'bout past happiness you gloat.



© P. J. Oszmann (1950 [in Hungarian] Translated: 1965; Revised; 2003. Illustration (scraperboard): 1966.)

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Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 9/29/2003
The is good Peter. Personally I find that I cannot write anything decent when I'm happy (which come to think of it isn't really very often) ...truth in your words. thanks.
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 9/28/2003
Great write - loved it :0)
Reviewed by Trixie Love 9/28/2003
Outstanding write, Peter.

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Claywoman 9/27/2003
Peter, the memories must be as painful as the present and the future. Good poem, full of pain and hope at the same time...
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 9/27/2003
Nice write and great meter.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/27/2003
Amazing write, Peter..
When darkness enters my soul
I find I can write better
than when I'm happy...Writing
comes from the heart...too
bad it has to be dark for me
to let my talents soar.
Loved this!

Reviewed by Peter Oszmann 9/27/2003

Reviewed by cheryl sellers

some times the memeory of happiness is all we have and all that keeps us going until time gets better

Books by
Peter J. Oszmann

Jew Be or Not Jew Be; The Story of a Perpetual Alien

  1. in honor of
  2. Water Baby
  3. Blue Morpho
  4. Your Own Nuclear Power
  5. For Emily
  6. Defeat
  7. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  8. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  9. Free Spirit
  10. Traveler's Lament
  11. I'm So Happy
  12. reevaluation
  13. Heaven on Earth
  14. In The Bath
  15. My Scars
  16. Last Birthday
  17. larger voice
  18. Eclipse
  19. I Am . . .
  20. Kaleidoscope World

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