'A DARK AND STORMY ALL HALLOW'S EVE'    by Garth.It was a dark and stormy night…
with wind and rain and lightning bright…
and no one ventured out their door
for fear of things from ancient lore
that dusty books, so seldom read,
described in language long since dead
about such things that chill the heart
when we but hear a single part
quill-penned in blood by mystic sages,
arcane magic in their pages,
breaching time and memory
to still our autumn reverie
and beckon to the curious fool
who tries to bend the ageless rule
and write these words by candlelight:
"It was a dark and stormy night 
with wind and rain and lightning bright!”
And should I hear a knocking light
upon my door in dead of night
I’m sure to revel in my fright
for Lo!…it’s Halloween tonight!

'A DARK AND STORMY ALL HALLOW'S EVE'
  
by Garth.


It was a dark and stormy night…

with wind and rain and lightning bright…

and no one ventured out their door

for fear of things from ancient lore

that dusty books, so seldom read,

described in language long since dead

about such things that chill the heart

when we but hear a single part

quill-penned in blood by mystic sages,

arcane magic in their pages,

breaching time and memory

to still our autumn reverie

and beckon to the curious fool

who tries to bend the ageless rule

and write these words by candlelight:

"It was a dark and stormy night

with wind and rain and lightning bright!”

And should I hear a knocking light

upon my door in dead of night

I’m sure to revel in my fright

for Lo!…it’s Halloween tonight!

Casey Klahn, my old friend from high school, is a noted artist in the Spokane area. He’s called the ‘The Colorist’. This painting (titled ‘small’) inspired the poem below. Click the pic to go to his web blog and see some real art.

Casey Klahn, my old friend from high school, is a noted artist in the Spokane area. He’s called the ‘The Colorist’. This painting (titled ‘small’) inspired the poem below. Click the pic to go to his web blog and see some real art.

Welcome new follower…

CSESD is following me. I must post something worthy now. I’ve been so neglectful of my followers (mentally I give myself a ration). I’m too tired to dream up something new so I must delve into the dusty files and serve up a gem of some sort.

Let’s see…  

Secrets of the Universe?

Naw. Done that.

Solutions for all America’s problems?

Naw…Boring.

Hmmm…guess that leaves poetry or art. No new art…so poetry it is!


Mighty limbs groan out to Heaven,
keening winds outstretch her arms.
The tree of life and all her bairn,
display their autumn charms.

Golden leaves waft where they will
and whisper, sigh and sway.
Breezes thrill nature’s escadrille
and soon they’ll fly away.

Mountains frosty, old and cragged,
lean hard against the sky.
Hewn by storms ‘til rough and jagged,
as lazy clouds pass by.

Winter’s chill comes nearer still
to feast on summer’s largesse.
Ice and snow start their descent
towards valleys shorn of harvest.

Shadows stretch upon the land
and clouds turn purplish-gray.
The sun has nestled comfortably
and cradled away the day.

Windborn waves upon the grasses,
Roiling as the season passes,
waving proudly in their masses,
beckon now to lads and lasses.

Time grows short and shorter still.
You’ve little time for come what will.
Make haste the season’s passing fast,
Let autumn’s magic spell be cast!

Neil Armstrong

You might recall the stirring flight
of the men of Apollo Eleven.
In bravery had flown these three,
Armstrong, Collins and Aldrin.

A president had made a vow
of landing on the moon.
Too soon he passed,
but the dream held fast,
and America called the tune.

So upon the lunar surface stands
a starry flag of brethren.
Neil Armstrong made a single step…
and a giant leap into legend.

The stars have beckoned once again…
and faithful Neil has answered.
Where has the Eagle flown for us?
Tranquility base…in Heaven.

Garth’s Voting Guidelines.

GARTH’S VOTING GUIDELINES - How to effect REAL CHANGE in America.

If you’re like me, then you’re sick of the same old ‘two-party’ system, the lousy candidate choices, the ‘good old boy’ network, corporate influence & the military-industrial establishment as a whole disguised as ‘business-as-usual’. If you really want a change for the better, here’s what you do:

DO NOT VOTE FOR:

1. CAREER POLITICIANS.
Anyone who has held a political office previously cannot be held above suspicion.

2. BILLIONAIRES, MILLIONAIRES OR INFLUENTIAL POWER BROKERS.
Anyone whose proven wealth or status gives them an unfair advantage over others in an election should not run for any political office. Remember that anyone who has profited off the system ‘as is’ bears an allegiance to that system.

3. CEO’S.
Anyone who has benefitted from corporate America bears an allegiance to it.

4. EX-MILITARY ABOVE THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL.
Basically anyone with ties to the military-industrial establishment cannot be held above suspicion. This includes CIA, FBI, NSA, etc.

5. CELEBRITIES OR ‘MEDIA FIGURES’.
Anyone whose ongoing popularity through film, television, radio, published works, etc, gives them an unfair advantage over an opposing candidate.

6. RELIGIOUS LEADERS.
The ‘separation of church and state’ dictates this logic and includes atheist leaders & pagans as well. No televangelists, currently ordained ministers, etc. Former ministers can be held exempt on a case-by-case basis.

7. CRIMINALS, CULT LEADERS, THE MENTALLY ILL OR THOSE OF LOW IQ.
For obvious reasons, those listed above need not throw their hat into the ring.

8. COMICAL CANDIDATES.
Cartoon characters, non-humans, those deceased, fictional or historical characters, aliens, supernatural entities, etc. Elections should be dignified right?

9. ANYONE WITH QUESTIONABLE CITIZENSHIP.
For obvious reasons.

10. LAWYERS.
A good lawyer makes a bad neighbor and a worse politician. Abraham Lincoln is an exception to the rule but he’s not likely to run again. Elected judicial positions would of course be exempt from this.

11. MEMBERS OF SECRET SOCIETIES OR FRATERNAL ORDERS.
Those who owe allegiances to secretive organizations like ‘Skull & Bones’, Freemasonry, OTO, Ku Klux Klan, Al Quaida, Priory of Scion, The Illuminati, etc. Such questionable fraternal or religious orders, whether real or imagined, do not have the well-being of all Americans as a primary concern.

DO VOTE FOR:

1. SCHOLARS.
Teachers, professors, scientists, researchers, etc.

2. PUBLIC SERVANTS.
Policemen, Firemen, volunteers, dogcatchers, etc.

3. PRIVATE CITIZENS.
Anyone with a real job or retired from one.

REMEMBER:

‘Change comes from outside the system; never from within.’- W. Edwards Deming.

1. If the same crooked game keeps paying off, the game will never change.

2. If the candidates offered on your ballot do not meet the above guidelines for change, then simply don’t vote. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN A FARCICAL ELECTION.

3. Share these guidelines until the media acknowledges their existence.

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

If you find yourself in the middle of a crap tornado, is it wise to open your mouth?

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

If the government and the media and the corporations are drunk with power, who’s the designated driver?

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

Q: If someone personally has a close encounter with a UFO or an alien or a cryptozoological beastie like Bigfoot or Nessie…can the government or science or the media ever truly convince them that what they saw with their own two eyes was never really there?…or maybe just ‘swamp gas’?

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

ONE RULER - MONARCHY

MANY RULERS - DEMOCRACY

NO RULERS - ANARCHY

ONE GOD - MONOTHEISM

MANY GODS - POLYTHEISM

NO GODS - ATHEISM

Q: If ‘ANARCHY’ is a valid ideology, is ‘ATHEISM’ a valid religion?

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

If life gives you lemons, squeeze the juice into a squirt gun and let the lemon-pushers have it…right between the eyes.

WERDZ OF WIZDUMB…

If everyone around you is cheering you on, make sure they’re not yelling “JUMP!”.

A new animation of a past art piece called ‘VISITORS’.

A new animation of a past art piece called ‘VISITORS’.

Garth’s ‘Spirit of the 8-Track’ Animated Logo.

Garth’s ‘Spirit of the 8-Track’ Animated Logo.


animated comic covers 

animated comic covers 

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