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  An age in Retrospect (Take 1) ...Video presentation
by Paul Williams
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Here's an old poem with a new look, a visual and spoken presentation, I hope you like it...enjoy!


An Age in Retrospect (Take One)
We went to the moon did we?
Reality obscured by time.
The 20th Century-cinematic in its achievement-
a hundred years worthy of celluloid rhyme.
A mise-en-scene of conflict and grief,
technological advancement, and ways to give relief.
Framing the fortunes of the few in a visual media crime-
for 75 million others-it was just their time.
Awarded a montage of ideologies and the final solution.
For best director and supporting cast,
and a disturbing, ugly, evolution.
©P. Williams 2002


 Apologies to those of you who have tried to view this video apparently youtube deem it inappropriate????? that's what happens when you touch a nerve!

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Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/9/2008
Yeah, I just mentioned something about our evolution on Karen Palumbo's poem. I'll sort of say the say thing here, only in more detail. Man is programmed to fight wars. It is unfortunate, but true. Hopefully though through natural selection, people who think cooperatively, rather than with hatred, will evolve into being.

As for the numbers of people who were killed in WWII, it seems like an enormous number of people, doesn't it? Yet here we are 60+ years later and we've gone from 1.5 billion to 6+ billion. It didn't make a dent in global population. If anything, it paved the way for exponential growth. By turning our focus on Europe and away from truly problem areas.

So Europeans, are now more evolved, having through natural selection birthed people who work cooperatively. While the rest of the world is still filled with deep hatred and resentment at others expense.

Sorry for running on like this. Good to read you again Paul.

~ Sara
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/8/2008
Thanks for sharing a new link Chuckie....much enjoyed your reading with the visual graphics!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/5/2008
Thing is ole buddy, the USSR were watching it all the way, and they would have been more than happy to prove it as fake.

I wanted to see the vid but it says...

"This video has been removed due to terms of use violation."

But no fear, of course it was so...
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 3/5/2008
I did take time to go and watch it Paul and I'm glad I did. Most of your video was filmed on my country's soil and I can only warn those who support the idea that it didn't happen.
Thanks for sharing your gift!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/5/2008
Paul...must say that even though it took a while to arrive there, it was well worth the process and this was a stunning piece of art that I hope all will take the time to go to second site and see. I watched it three times and the impact each time was even more stark and intense than the time before.Well done Paul.

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 3/5/2008
Did they take it off because of the one shot with boobs....Seems that a lot of reminders are going around these days yet the truth is there is nothing new being said. Are we destined as human beings to go out with a big bang as we perhaps came in as but one of our own making. Thank you for sharing. Lady J
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/5/2008
Excellent ,nice to read you again sweet Paul..Hugssss
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/5/2008

This is a clear picture of "An age in Retrospect (Take 1) ...Video presentation"... in "a hundred years worthy of celluloid rhyme."...
~ and this fourth line ~ did stop my time, and took me on trip through the realms of PLUTOCARCY.

I liked what I read through the lines of "An age in Retrospect (Take 1) ...Video presentation".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/5/2008
The vid didn't upload - said it was unavailable. However, do we need it to remember the events that shaped our lives, for the good or bad? We. Were. THERE! Excellent, Paul.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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