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Rob Carson

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Posted - 25/07/2017 :  13:29:46  Show Profile Send Rob Carson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We seem to be having wall-to-wall newscoverage of America at the moment so approached this poem with a measure of trepidation. From the sound of the starter's pistol it was off. Touring 31 states and viewed with a keen, if sometimes weary eye, it was, and I wanted to avoid this word, authentic. The real America behind the mist of glitz and with topical allusions like 'nothing burger' Nothing burger of a state...Poet knows now why people don't live in South Dakota...excoriating descriptions like being 'on the edge of the badlands.' Always loved First-Nation American placenames and the colorful pithiness of the way language is used in America today. One such, which I heard recently, probably just coined by a poster on Facebook, was 'scumoogly.'
Back to the poem, which was, to me, a triumph...


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Posted - 25/07/2017 :  17:17:36  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.forcespoetry.com/poemdetails.asp?ID=5236 see poem here


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