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haikumania war crimes
a cup of joe


After Wordsworth
The Ren of Tetsudo
'a cup of joe' from tenzing
Ty Hadman's "Marine Boot Camp Haiku"
hiroshima haiku
anti-war haiku site
anti-war haiku site
an underground haikumania page
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world poet - karma tenzing wangchuk sends us this from greece


a cup of joe

found out a few months ago
that if i want to teach in california public schools
i have to sign a loyalty oath
basically a pledge to 'american values'
and a pledge to not engage in activities
aimed at overthrowing the government
the oath a hangover from the mccarthy era
i could never sign such an oath
too many folks i still admire paid heavy prices
fighting that oath when i was a child
and i caught some of the mccarthy era crap as a teenager myself
having stories censored in a high school magazine
the school district a bastion of mccarthyite
and john bircher administrators
and now we have
the 'homeland security act'

a cup of joe
one in a lifetime
is more than enough
haikumania is run by poet and artist paul t conneally
"by connecting we can change the world"