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

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

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· Thoughts… just thoughts… Part 2

· 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

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

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  Once upon a time - Sonnet
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, November 06, 2010
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Once upon a time I had many dreams;

Conquest of love, saving lives, sweet success,

Even my darkest nights contained sunbeams,

Which worthless dictators could not oppress.


Dreams can be harbingers of better times,

They are the mothers of reality;

To plain sentences they add the best rhymes,

They can give birth to immortality.


Once upon a time my dreams lead me on,

Once upon a time morn followed the night,

But time wore me down, most of my dreams gone,

There is no spark left a fire to ignite.


Where there was fire once, now it’s just ember…

I was young once… but when? Can’t remember.


© P J Oszmann (2010)

© Illustration created in Photoshop (1968)


Jew Be Or Not Jew Be

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 6/14/2014
An honest write from a very tender heart, longing for the life and dream you once had. My only hope that you are in good health. I would take up on Christine's advice, perhaps take up a pet or something that may cheer you up may not be a bad idea.

Sandie Angel

P.S. Been away from the den for quite some time, have come back only recently and you were on my mind already. Glad I've found you!!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/7/2010
Good work, Peter
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/6/2010
Your sonnet "speaks" of a timeless and universal reality about life in this world/dimension, Peter. Sad but true. Thank you. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/6/2010
Young? I can't remember either...[Long term drug use equals short term memory loss, or is it the other way around, I have a hard time remembering, for SOME reason...] e
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/6/2010
Tender and sad. It is a wonderful poem. You are grieving life, people you have lost.

I wonder if you want to have a dog? Dogs are very good at being uplifting.
Anyway, you have to pretend, make-believe until you feel better. I do that all the time. I make it up until everything's well.

Books by
Peter J. Oszmann

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

  1. courage
  2. Life and a Love
  3. I'm So Happy
  4. Water Baby
  5. The Usual Infirmities
  6. Beach Bum
  7. in honor of
  8. It Came Out From The Fog
  9. Poetry Causes Insightfulness
  10. Unreachable Expectations
  11. Contemplation
  12. We Were One
  13. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  14. Poem: You Made Me Rot
  15. Our Choices
  16. Begin Again
  17. Recovery
  18. Fancy Tree
  19. Blue Morpho
  20. New Life

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