Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Fred Babbin Poems

201. Dearest Ruth 11/17/2007
202. I’m O.K. Jack 11/6/2007
203. Depression 12/7/2007
204. Am I O.K., Jack? 12/6/2007
205. Football 2/2/2008
206. A Photo Of An Old Grave (Courtesy Of Danny Reynolds) 5/26/2008
207. A Thought On Thought 11/11/2007

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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