Harlan Simantel

Rookie (August 8,1951 / Hillsboro, Oregon USA)

Harlan Simantel
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I'm an artist with a comprehensive web site (www.harart.com) that shows my paintings, drawings, and cartoons. It also includes a free, easy 16-lesson acrylic painting course.

I was first exposed to poetry in high school, attracted to Emily Dickinson's intelligence, spiritual independence, and creative passion. I admire other poets too, especially those whose humor shows thru (e.g. Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker) . I've written an article, A lesson from the life of Emily Dickinson: http: //www.harart.com/hartext/emily.html

I occasionally wrote humorous poems on birthday cards and special occasions over the years. Starting in 2005 I began writing poetry fairly often as... more »

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  • Rookie Nithya Raghavan (10/27/2008 4:03:00 AM)

    that was a good one..but i felt that it could have been a little more longer.
    good work.keep it up! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Best Poem of Harlan Simantel

Ku Klux Klan

you burn crosses
don't you?

so appropriate
because you burn
everything the Man
stood for:

love for others
love for other races
one of His disciples
was simeon the canaanite -
a black man

cowards you are are
you hide behind your sheets
and do your dirt
in the dark of night
just like your clever friend
satan:

hater
murderer
thief

just how jesus described him

you all hate: 'niggers! '

you all murder: lynchings
50 against one
chickenshits

you took their lives from them,
stealing their ...

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