Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Three poems from April Glaser of "Wildy Open"




 © Alison Mayor


The Wind

This life is not yours to keep,
She says.

Learn to love.
And in love, 
learn to give it all away. 

Stop clenching your fists
and hobbling forward,
like the wretched inheritance
our parents deny passing on to us -

but did. 

Instead, 
learn to open. 
And breathe

but not like strangled children
drowning in shallow waters -

like the wind,
tearing through the trees. 
Screaming. 

Listen. 

Learn to be everything you love -

higher than the sky
and deeper than the ocean-

then master the art 
of gifting it all away. 


* * *  


 © Alison Mayor


The Fighter

So we are like ships,
crashing into one another
then sinking back
into ourselves.

This fire fueled by prayer;

Great Mountain,
with your ridge back beauty
and immoveable strength,

take my hand. 

Walk with me into the village,
where they have thoroughly forgotten
the weight of your name. 
Teach me how to be a silent force;
so loud, so enormous,
all deaf hearts tune 
to the choir of your truth. 
Help me to soften
around the things I hate,
and have no control 
to possibly change. 
Or break me in two,
three, four hundred distant ways
until I am as imperfect as you -
with shadows I can call home
and learn to crawl up into. 

Show me the way of family
flowering over narrow passages, 
intoxicated by life, and everything
becomes more beautiful with time. 

So the stories we carry 
have never felt more precious,
as we look out across this unlit season
and wonder how you’ll possibly survive. 


* * *  


 © Alison Mayor


All Things Real


Sorrow is the door 
by which my inheritance
showers gifts of sustenance
into my outstretched heart. 


So I enter

and wind around the circular
square of buzzing sensation,
until I come face to face
with the tanned and toned
silhouette of solitude

grazing upon red sunflowers,
aroused by the seduction 
of springtime’s end. 

Dark clouds loom,
casting shadows atop
our instinctual bodies,
so I inch towards my aloneness
as this exquisite one takes bold
steps back towards me. 

Slowly we stop, and stare
into the deep set eyes
of intimacy
and the understanding 
of all things real. 

As the sky parts,
eager faces turn East. 
But I greet the sun
in a different way

by quieting my pace to meet up
with the pulse of the Earth
and revealing parts of myself
that I’ve been told to keep covered;


exposed skin, caught between the teeth
of warmth and wind. And the lingering shyness
of being witnessed in my wilderness.  





 * * *


April Glaser is extra-ordinarily sensitive to the environment - to the steady flow of energy and emotion bubbling below the surface of everything. Writing is the artistic expression she utilizes to channel life's immensity. She visualizes artistry and profound beauty in this mysterious way of being. It is her birthright. It is what makes her fully alive. This is what her poetry is made of. After all, she was born into the dark hands of night.  Visit [and subscribe to] April HERE


  © April Glaser 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

M O L O T O V H E A R T by Randy Welch






M O L O T O V H E A R T

Companions Of This Farce 
Color Me Boldly 
For All Lovers I Know Are Lunatics 
How We've Come To Regard The Heart 
In Paradoxes Of Redemption & Pursuit 
I Have Worn The Madstone Smooth To The Crust 
& Recorded Molten Madrigals To The Sun 
Where The Lunacy Of Love 
Presumes An Ecstatic Moan 
I Have Forced Myself To Swallow 
The Juju Of Liquescent Moons 
And Sought To Spill Pale Light 
In Pools Of Cool Blue Irony 
All These Princely Cousins Of Narcissus 
Think Of Me Mouthless 
Make Of Me Thoughtless 
Forget That Where Revolution Begins 
It All Ends In The Language 
Of Gasoline & Matches . . . 

-randini-


*Randy Welch is a multifaceted artist in Denver, Colorado, USA. He can be reached HERE

Randy is the first to submit to my global request of inviting all forms of creativity to be displayed and promoted here and to the world. I invite all of you on this journey.

M O L O T O V H E A R T is a dynamic stream of consciousness and I am honored to bring fresh, enlightening and diverse trains of thought your way. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

12th Man Thunder! Keep the Bills in Buffalo!



http://www.12thmanthunder.com/petition


“12th MAN THUNDER was founded to give Buffalo Bills fans a voice during the sale of the franchise, to support ownership groups committed to keeping our team in WNY and to unite the various fan groups for our common cause.”

-Charles Pellien/Paul Roorda/Charles Sonntag III/Anthony Lynch [12th Man Thunder Co-Founders]

Read, Sign, Share the Official Petition HERE

Bands, Artists, DJ's, Business, check out incentives HERE

 

All press is linked below: [stay tuned] 

 

WGRZ NBC Ch. 2

The Buffalo News

WIVB CBS Ch.4

United Press International [UPI] 

GiveMeSport.Com 

WSB-TV 2 Atlanta 

Dayton Daily News 

WKBW ABC Ch.7

USA Today 

Democrat & Chronicle

Time Warner Cable News

Technology Tell 

AOL. Com 

New Jersey 101.5 FM

Columbia Tribune 

Fox Sports Radio

 Victor Post

The Bert Show

Brighton-Pittsford Post 

Straight Out The Gate 

All Voices 

Sporting News

NJ.com 

Olean Times Herald

NFL Draft Diamonds

TIME

Asbury Park Press

World Views News

Global News Canada

Charlotte Observer

Two Bills Drive

Henrietta Post

National Post

NY Post

KHITS 963

Ultimate Classic Rock 

  Vintage Vinyl News

The State

WBEN 930 AM

Eddie Trunk Rocks FM

The Kansas City Star

The Washington Times 

Death & Taxes 

Basin Radio Network 

  The Reporter

Webster Post 

Sportress 

FreePatriot.Org 

The Huffington Post 

Niagara Hub 

Kentucky.Com 

CBC News Toronto

  Sports Overdose

New England Patriots Life

WBAB 102.3 FM 

Newsy.Com

Bills 101 

Houston Chronicle 

CTV News Canada 

973 The Rock 

[Under Music News]

Epoch Times

 

© Christopher Riegle

 

Zumic.Com

107.3 The Eagle 

Classics Du Jour  

Auburn Pub.Com

PreFix Mag

NewsFeedNY

Fortune [CNN Money] 

The New Zealand Herald 

Sporting News

CBS Sports 

[Boomer and Carton You Tube]

ESPN NFL 

St. Petersburg Tide

103.3 WEDG-FM Shredd & Ragan  

Dayton Daily News 

Columbia Daily Tribune

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

CBS New York

NFL.Com  

Atlanta Journal Constitution

NorthUmberland News

100.7 WZLX 

News Observer 

Buffalo News Sports

  13 Wham ABC

Lancaster Online

K ROCK 105.7

CBC News 

Fund Capital America 

Daily Me 

Daily Messenger

Seattle PI

Radio Canada [French]

TSN Canada  

Mass.Live

Buffalo Rising

Team USA American Football Stars and Stripes  

Gates-Chili Post NY 

The Score.Com    

Fox NY.Com

680 News/All News Radio

94.5 3WS Radio 

960 The Patriot KKNT

Webster Post  

Pro Football Zone 

105.7 WROR 

Eagle Country 99.3 FM  

Bob FM 99.9  

NewsTalk 650 CKOM 

World News Network.Com 

Rock Confidential 

Rock 93.7 

JoviTalk.Com

BonJoviFan.Net

Mike & Mandy WRVR 

Grab Press/Play 25 [Russia]

BrunchNews.Com

103.3 The Eagle 

Sadoka.Com

Metro Halifax Canada 

[under news] 

Hype Buzz 

Wham 1180 

AOL in the UK 

  GadgetBiz

NewsLeader.Com

Got News Wire 

JJ Thomas Radio 

SportsNet  

Sport 360 

News Render 

Democratic Underground 

Austin-American Statesman 

Locker Pulse 

Celebrender 

Celebrity Photo News/Bon Jovi

 e! Science News

MSN Canada

Aux.TV Canada 

92.9 Jack FM  

Buffalo Barfly 

WSOCTV 

WFTV 9 News 

RTT News

Times Columnist 

Global News.Ca   

Sacramento Bee 

Philadelphia Magazine 

CBS Sports 

WBFO 88.7 [NPR] 

USA Today Sports 

AJC.Com

97.5 3WV

101.5 WPDH 

IMDb News 

93.3 WMMR 

NY Observer 

Zumic.Com

WBCO AM1540 

Big News Network 

ICI Radio Canada [French]   

Cover32. Com  

Jon Grayson CBS Overnight America 

[330 stations]

929 JackFM 

WKBW CH. 7

MacLeans.Ca

RTT Music News 

Daily Motion 

Stay at the Games.Net

MobileWorld

97 X Alternative Radio

96.5 News 

The Washington Examiner

ChatSports/NFL.Com

Magic 105.3 

Springfield News-Sun  

98.7 WFGR 

Pro-Football Zone 

Detroit Sports 105.1 Interview w/Drew Lane 

FanSided

WNY Media.Net

Official Guide. Info

WBEN News Radio 930 Interview 

LockerPulse

Full Throttle Rock  

Healthy Day [Canada]  

WMMR 93.3

Buffalo Bills.CZ/Czechoslovakia   

The Toronto Bills

   

Facebook Group

Twitter

  • Hashtags: 

    #NoToronto #BillsMafia #BuffaloBills #BoycottBonJovi

  • Press Contact:  Charles Pellien  716-474-7673

     

     Do your part people! Make some noise!  

     

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

She Rose









she rose

again

like ashes imprinted
on each foot raised
on the pads of aboriginals
before her

she rose
like the sun does daily
like the moon when she is full
like the coming of the fresh pure breath
of summer

she rose
like the wind
whipping leaves
autumnal
dashing and dangling the smell of Earth into the air

October
she rose

again
like the water
rising
and the ice princess
lifted
she rose
like an altar
looming before her
as a chalice is lifted
hands shaking
solemn
holding to her lips
pursed

she rose that cup
poisons of ages
of murder
and she rose
above the fires
the stakes
the burning pit
the executioners block
she rose
like spirit
above it all
above those beneath her

she rose
like a bird

taking flight
she rose

and the clouds
embraced her

gently.



© Susan Marie



Monday, April 28, 2014

Twitter & Facebook Thunderclap for Amina Masood Janjua : Please Support Human Rights!


A twitter & FB thunderclap will start May 1, 2014 at 12 am. It is in support for Amina Masood Janjua and aggrieved families and for their release and that of others and continued support in the struggle for peace. 

You will see it come from my twitter account @SusanMarie_NY, everyone needs to become a part of this. https://www.thunderclap.it/my/overview?locale=en#pending_thunderclaps

See below:  









PRESS RELEASE: Amina Masood Janjua, leading human rights campaigner arrested amid police violence in Pakistan

28 April 2014

(London, UK) CAGE has received reports that leading human rights campaigner Amina Masood Janjua has been arrested, for the second time, by Pakistani security forces. In what appears to have been a heavy handed-police response to a peaceful protest, Mrs Janjua was recorded being forced into a vehicle by several journalists, who were then themselves the targets of police attacks.


The wife of Masood Janjua, who was disappeared in Pakistan in 2006, Amina rose to prominence after founding The Defence of Human Rights Trust where she has investigated her husband’s disappearance, as well as those of many others.


Amina has worked tirelessly for many years in partnership with many individuals and organisations, in the hope that she will gain justice not only for her family, but the 700 families that she assists.

Asim Qureshi, Research Director of CAGE, said:
 
"I remember Nawaz Sharif (President of Pakistan) going out of his way to support Amina during his election campaign. That she has now been arrested under Mr Nawaz’s watch is not only cause for concern, but a major breach of the trust he was given. All people of conscience should call on the Pakistan authorities to immediately release her."

[ENDS]

NOTES:

1.     CAGE (formerly known as CagePrisoners) is an independent advocacy organisation that works to empower communities affected by the War on Terror and to highlight abuses of prisoners’ rights.

2.     To learn more about Amina Masood Janjua and the cases that she has represented, please read the following:







PRESS ENQUIRIES:
 





CAGE
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3XX

 
  







Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wheels of Transformation at The Analytical Psychology Society of Western New York [The C.G.Jung Center]





Wheels of Transformation 

                           [The C.G.Jung Center]


Poets, Ann Goldsmith, Karen Lee Lewis, Gunilla Kester, Celeste Lawson, Susan Marie, Kathy Tussing, Jane Sadowsky and Geoffrey Gatza read from a new anthology, A Celebration of WNY Poets, edited by Patricia Tansey. 


Each poet shares how words, images, and metaphors of poetry contribute to a transforming of consciousness and experience, and lead to personal and collective discovery. 









Thursday, April 17, 2014

So, You Wanna Get High? [420: A Radio Interview]





420, 4:20, or 4/20 is a 'code' used when referring to the consumption of cannabis [pot, smoke, weed, marijuana] and/or to associate oneself with cannabis. All current forms of "420" refer to date and/or time when one smokes pot, or many gather to get high. 

In North America, this day has a political identity attached to it, namely, the legalization of marijuana. 4/20 is somewhat of a celebrated holiday to weed smoking subcultures. In America, it is currently illegal under Federal Law to use, sell or possess marijuana. Recently, a few states have legalized marijuana for medical use only. In Colorado and Washington, medical and non medical use of marijuana is legal. 




Regardless of the reason as to why one decides to get high, the Federal government still has the right to regulate and criminalize cannabis. 




Below is a radio interview with myself and Ruthann Amarteifio of Air Amarteifio out of Chicago. Ruthann raises extremely essential questions to me, one who is undecided about the ethical ramifications behind the general public, non medical legalization of marijuana.




In this interview, we present to you various scenarios that already exist in society, as well as possible outcomes of the legalization of marijuana for public use. This is indeed, a complex issue.

In the first 15 minutes, we speak of Palestine, Spirituality and The Human Condition. After 16:20, we focus solely on 420.







Click HERE for Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act 

Click HERE for factual medical data on Cannabis Sativa

Click HERE for NORML [National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws] 


The Controlled Substances Act reschedules controlled substances by petitioning the Drug Enforcement Administration. The first petition was filed in 1972 but denied after 22 years of court challenges. 

A pill form of cannabis' active ingredient, THC, was rescheduled in 1985 for prescription under schedule II.  In 2002, advocates for use again petitioned, yet were denied by the DEA in 2011. Americans for Safe Access filed an appeal in 2012 with the D.C. Circuit.

As of August 2013, 20 states and Washington D.C. have legalized the use of medical marijuana.


Images © Fox 31, AP, Deviant Art, Huffington Post