Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Fred Babbin Poems

161. Xsex Is Not A Four-Letter Word 5/9/2008
162. The Shark Of Emptiness 5/15/2008
163. Water Poem 8/23/2008
164. Must We Believe In God? 6/30/2008
165. December Sunset 12/2/2008
166. Response 11/10/2007
167. Here We Go Again 1/31/2008
168. The Story I Never Wrote 1/4/2008
169. Noumenal Poem 2/14/2008
170. Arlington National Cemetary 8/14/2008
171. I Am Old (And Tired) 11/11/2007
172. We’re Going For A Ride On A Train-Train 5/7/2008
173. An Individual Universe 1/24/2008
174. Who Are You, Poet? 11/10/2007
175. Weeds 11/11/2007
176. Autumn 10/18/2008
177. Inevitability 5/29/2008
178. Choices 6/16/2008
179. Dhyana 11/11/2007
180. Ghosts 1/21/2008
181. My Son's Getting Married 12/8/2007
182. 1940’s-50’s Biues 1/2/2010
183. The Music 11/9/2007
184. Entropy 6/3/2008
185. But Not Before 12/1/2007
186. Another Parable 1/28/2008
187. Dhammapada 1/2/2008
188. Yesterday 2/16/2008
189. Winter Haiku 2/2/2008
190. God's Humor 12/23/2007
191. Do I Know What I'M Talking About? 12/1/2007
192. Why Do I Write? 11/15/2007
193. Lost 11/15/2007
194. Another Therapeutic Poem 8/3/2008
195. Eggplant And Elephants 11/15/2007
196. The Poetry Of Hope And Hopelessness 11/15/2007
197. Artistic Syndrome 7/11/2008
198. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You 12/24/2009
199. Anita's Poem 2/14/2008
200. 57th And Kenwood 5/7/2008

Comments about Fred Babbin

  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:08:00 PM)

    your a great person and ur poems are kinda weird but some are cool

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  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:07:00 PM)

    a The Music: i like this one because i love to listen to music

  • Kimberly Alford (5/22/2008 2:06:00 PM)

    You Did a good job on ur poems but u should talk more about u how u feel inside but i like the

  • Effie Yalena Steyn (12/10/2007 3:40:00 PM)

    Hi Fred,
    No, I wasnt in Iraq, but I have spent some time in Darfur and Zimababwe on my travels.
    The poem was inspired by my cousin who was an ATF agent in America till his shooting earlier this year, he taught me so much about combat like that.
    Thanks for your comment, your stuff is amazing too, I am slowly reading through it!
    Effie

Best Poem of Fred Babbin

A Thought On Thought

I think that all higher animals - primates, mammalian and ornithic pets, etc. 'think' to a certain extent.

Why do I think?
There is no alternative.
I am condemned to think,
To be obsessed with thinking—
But so is my dog.

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Oedipus Redux

This is only a poem, and it is not permanent- nothing is permanent, and since nothing is permanant, we must 'let it go'. I'm not blind, either.

I am like blind Oedipus
living in my comfort zone.
And while I never screwed my mother,
I surely do have many other
bloody memories
that create more problems to be solved.
I can say that “Life is thrilling”,

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