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


just how jesus described him

you all hate: 'niggers! '

you all murder: lynchings
50 against one

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

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