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stagnant state in blog world

Posted by Joelle Michelle on October 16, 2011 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Got mad at Comcast.

Discontinued all services.

Will not be as frequent with blogging, as you may have noticed.

Have many new poems to post in the future.

Back to pen and paper for now!


Posted by Joelle Michelle on August 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

naughty little no-see-um

you vicious little creature

go back to where you came from

you blood-sucking feeder

prey upon another

something your own size

you hungry little mother

invisible to my eyes

by me

Where do my taxes go???

Posted by Joelle Michelle on August 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever asked, "Where do my taxes really go?"

If so, here's the answer...

-from 2009

The Big Reveal

Posted by Joelle Michelle on July 17, 2011 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

the "blind" vegetarian has little defense

where carnivorous humans make no sense


"here, come on and try it, it has no meat"

as you partake in what they offer to eat


tricking the unknowing with a tainted meal

from their numb conscience, the ones that blind feel


how proud they must be when the blind can't tell

like feeding humans to themselves


then you find with little disguise

that your meat-free meal once had eyes


the carnivores laugh with, "what's the big deal?"

as you're slowly sickened from their calloused reveal


little do they know that their Sunday beliefs

are just like your moral code they defeat

I would never trick a Hindu to eat a cow

nor would I have a priest retract his vow

what if the meat was coming from their pets

would they trade their slaughter house for their vets?

by me


Posted by Joelle Michelle on July 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM Comments comments (0)

the noble crow

atop his tree

looking down

on humanity


spying through

the falling leaves

gently revealing

all he sees


concrete paths

and metal boxes

rolling around in

clouds of toxins


wooden nests

with carpet grass


ever fast


endless seas

of noisy creatures


natural features


magnetic waves

filling space


the human race

by me

4th of July

Posted by Joelle Michelle on July 1, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

July 4, 1776

  • 13 American colonies independent from Great Britain.

Date each state entered the union:

  1. Delaware Dec. 7, 1787
  2. Pennsylvania Dec. 12, 1787
  3. New Jersey Dec. 18, 1787
  4. Georgia Jan. 2, 1788
  5. Connecticut Jan. 9, 1788
  6. Massachusetts Feb. 6, 1788
  7. Maryland Apr. 28, 1788
  8. South Carolina May 23, 1788
  9. New Hampshire June 21, 1788
  10. Virginia June 25, 1788
  11. New York July 26, 1788
  12. North Carolina Nov. 21, 1789
  13. Rhode Island May 29, 1790
  14. Vermont Mar. 4, 1791
  15. Kentucky June 1, 1792
  16. Tennessee June 1, 1796
  17. Ohio Mar. 1, 1803
  18. Louisiana Apr. 30, 1812
  19. Indiana Dec. 11, 1816
  20. Mississippi Dec. 10, 1817
  21. Illinois Dec. 3, 1818
  22. Alabama Dec. 14, 1819
  23. Maine Mar. 15, 1820
  24. Missouri Aug. 10, 1821
  25. Arkansas June 15, 1836
  26. Michigan Jan. 26, 1837
  27. Florida Mar. 3, 1845 1565
  28. Texas Dec. 29, 1845
  29. Iowa Dec. 28, 1846
  30. Wisconsin May 29, 1848
  31. California Sept. 9, 1850
  32. Minnesota May 11, 1858
  33. Oregon Feb. 14, 1859
  34. Kansas Jan. 29, 1861
  35. West Virginia June 20, 1863
  36. Nevada Oct. 31, 1864
  37. Nebraska Mar. 1, 1867
  38. Colorado Aug. 1, 1876
  39. North Dakota Nov. 2, 1889
  40. South Dakota Nov. 2, 1889
  41. Montana Nov. 8, 1889
  42. Washington Nov. 11, 1889
  43. Idaho July 3, 1890
  44. Wyoming July 10, 1890
  45. Utah Jan. 4, 1896
  46. Oklahoma Nov. 16, 1907
  47. New Mexico Jan. 6, 1912
  48. Arizona Feb. 14, 1912
  49. Alaska Jan. 3, 1959
  50. Hawaii Aug. 21, 1959

Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom:

Current News

Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

As per the Casey Anthony case:

  • I would lie for someone to save their life.
  • Who are we to take another's life?
  • You don't have to be a sympathizer to disagree with an eye for an eye.

People who kill other people aren't on the same page as most other citizens, so why do we think the death penalty will be a deterrent for them? Do  you think they actually say to themselves, "I'm thinking about murdering someone, but that darned death penalty is standing in my way."


Kill people who kill people, what whacky logic. It is beating up your child for beating up another child or cheating on your spouse because they cheated on you. It's an immature response by vengeant people. When have two wrongs ever equalled a right?

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

“A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked are sin.”

Do we learn nothing from history and its lessons?

Pride consumes us.

I have great respect for the late Nikola Tesla and show you a man with true humility:

When an engineer (Otis Pond) once said to Tesla, "Looks as if Marconi got the jump on you" regarding Marconi's radio system, Tesla replied, "Marconi is a good fellow. Let him continue. He is using seventeen of my patents."

And Remember...

“You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,

till iniquity was found in you.”

Artist: LC Neill

Title: “Dandelion XI”

Hail to the Hippies!

Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

My sister was born in the summer of love, 1967.

I was a gleam in the eye of my unsuspecting parents in 1969 :

President Nixon gets sworn in to office (the swearing part is appropriate, but not the disingenuous oath)
The Saturday Evening Post rolls its final issue off of the presses
Boeing's 747 is born, right down the street from my birthplace in Everett
The Godfather is published
First artificial heart implanted

Remember the famous Bryan Adams song, "Summer of '69"?
Somewhere in the middle of hippie tragedy and triumph:

Harvard Admin Bldg seized by hundreds of students
Berkley People's Park and Bloody Thursday
"young girls slid flowers down the muzzles of bayoneted National Guard rifles"
First known AIDS case

The Beatles last public performance, broken up by police, of course

Venera 7 lands on Venus to transmit data back to Earth
Nixon pulls 25,000 troops out of Vietnam
Judy Garland overdoses and dies
The EPA is created
Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
Charles Manson murders
The Woodstock Festival (500,000 hippified people!)
Hurricane Camille strikes gulf states killing 250 people
Birth of the internet
Sesame Street debuts
Elvis recorded "In the Ghetto" (I prefer South Park's Eric Cartman rendition)
Ho Chi Minh dies
The Concorde takes flight (27 year run)

My debut, 1970

The Beatles break up
Elton John albums debut in America
First Earth Day
Apollo 13 incident
U.S. invades Cambodia, sparking Kent State shootings
On my birthday, a T5 tornado kills 26 in Lubbock
Ireland's IRA reinvents itself
A landslide buries 47,000 people in Peru
Launch of American Top 40 Countdown with Casey Kasem
England's Isle of Wight Rock Festival (like Woodstock) takes place with 600,000 attendees
Palestinians hijack 4 passenger aircraft headed for New York.
Ford's Pinto rolls off the production line (responsible for 200-500 fiery deaths)
Jimi Hendrix overdoses and dies (greatest electric guitarist ever)
The start of "Monday Night Football" and women's loss of the remote control
NOAA created
PBS created
Janis Joplin overdoses and dies

World Trade Center tower completed and becomes word's tallest building
Gypsy Rose Lee and Francis Farmer die

just daydreaming

Posted by Joelle Michelle on June 14, 2011 at 8:08 PM Comments comments (0)

Somebody turn the light on


My bulb has been out for awhile


Won’t someone court my way


on your white horse riding in style



I lie in waiting until that day


the day you discover me here


Unshackle me from my solitude


and forever hold me near


by me