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  • #16
    Allah or God, God or Allah.

    Allāhu akbar, Allāhu akbar
    God is greatest, God is greatest

    Praised in all Abrahamic faiths,
    Allah is God on the highest.
    Lost in worn human epitaphs
    Of arrogance and exclusive forgiveness.

    Offer call to prayer from the sacred stone towers
    Of Duke Chapel in naïve tolerance,
    And flowery hopes of dialogue, and good well
    Where righteous ancient causes bred violence.

    Ash-hadu an-lā ilāha illā allāh
    I bear witness, there is no other God but God.

    Proclaimed before God called to Abraham
    Ancient walls echo how many Gods are God.
    Dark chasms in stone remain between
    Call to pray to Allah, or prayer call to God

    Call to prayer barred from majestic stone spires
    In delusions of beyond ecumenism
    Doomed to failure all will not agree
    Set in stone human divisions and isms

    Ash-hadu anna Mohamadan-Rasul ullāh
    I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

    General Lee stands Guard, USA or CSA1
    Sword drawn in defense.
    This line will not be crossed,
    Mohammad is not God of forgiveness

    Frank Graham pronounces no tolerance
    A gentle tug on the piano wire
    Hallowed spires reaching for heaven fearing disobedience
    Tightens the purse strings just enough.
    .
    For Allah is not the true God
    Doctrine and dogma trumps
    There will no call to prayer in the name of God
    Denial enshrined in stone, lead and glass

    . . . and the sign reads TOLERENCE ENDS.2

    Frank A. Doonan


    1. Statue General Lee on the right side of the main entrance of the Duke Chapel. Does the belt buckle read CSA or USA? It appears partially cut off.
    2. Load limit signs found around the Durham area.
    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

    go with the flow the river knows . . .

    Frank

    I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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    • #17
      A haiku that was on the top of a letter I got a few months ago:
      Oh I love bacon

      Crispy is the best way to

      Prepare it oh yeah.

      And with that I declare this thread won as per Jed's Law.

      I'm always still in trouble again

      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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      • #18
        Dragons, Villains and Spies

        Mom and Dad have gone to town!
        The dragons and villains are about!
        Time to rally the heroes at the barn!
        The call to valor and glory

        Mount the red and white Schwinn stead
        Charging down the driveway
        With plans of heroes deeds
        Slaying dragons and defeating evil ways

        Red cape flapping in the wind!
        High wheelies and ramp jumps
        Playing card jet motors roaring
        Skids in the gravel humps
        Black Mack snapping at my tires

        Heroes gather in the hay loft
        Glow in the dark decoder rings
        flashed from beneath capes
        Passwords guard against villains.
        Outlooks report approaching enemy

        Cat’s eyes spy in the dark loft
        The evil swans and geese stalking.
        The paper wasps circling.
        The unseen evil villains in shadows lurking
        Plans whispered in hay bale tunnels and ramparts

        Feed lot scoured for ammunition
        Some cow pies wet and nasty
        Mud balls and Mule turds hard and round
        Burlap bags loaded carefully

        Villains surround the hero alliance.
        Dragon swans and evil villains repulsed.
        The villains disbursed triumphant
        The counter attack repelled.

        Raced home in time for lunch,
        Torn jeans, and cow pie and dug ball wounds.
        Stripped and hosed off in the front yard.
        Mom and Dad brought home balloons
        I dream for another victorious day

        Frank A. Doonan
        Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
        Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
        But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

        go with the flow the river knows . . .

        Frank

        I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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        • #19
          Hidden old pond
          green frog jumps
          water splash

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