Poem – Man’s Bounty (By Gary Beck)

  The birds and fish do not waste time discussing pollution, just go about their business, unaware of diminishing habitat, toxins in the gene pool, obey the cycle of life made infinitely more difficult with the help of man.   Author Bio: ‘Temporal Dreams’ is an unpublished poetry collection that reveals our preoccupation with material things, sometimes to excess.   […]

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Poem – Primary Care (By Gary Beck)

  Shattered ambitions litter the roadside of expectations, ignored by parents, neglected by school, yet filled with all the yearning that are youth made vulnerable, so when a kind man paid attention, told of the blessings of Allah, the kinship of true believers, it was an easy task to reveal the afterlife, the promise of fulfillment for servants of Islam […]

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Poem – Accidents Will Happen (By Gary Beck)

Accidents Will Happen   A man walks down the street ears covered with hi-tech headphones playing music from his IPOD, carefully recorded for his listening pleasure, and doesn’t hear the warning sound of a building falling on him.   A woman walks down the street eyes intent on her smartphone’s keyboard texting her friend with urgent fingers, describing her latest […]

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Poem – Home is Where…. (By Gary Beck)

Home is Where….   Our masters no longer reside in fortified castles that dominate the lives of all who dwell nearby, nor in grandiose palaces that dazzle the eyes of servants, the envious, seeking crumbs from tables of abundance, not in great mansions that people pass with respect, curious about hidden lives sheltered by prosperity far removed from daily toil […]

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Poem – The Path of Art II (By Gary Beck)

The Path of Art II   In primitive times unknown individuals painted on cave walls not for interior decoration, but artistic expression, that would unlike today, with no gallery opening for an elite crowd, perhaps just the clan, yet if they saw the strange images might have burned, stoned, banished the strange one, rather than give a scathing review in […]

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Poem – Intrusion (By Gary Beck)

Intrusion   Forced entry into caves, mud huts, castles, log cabins, condos, has been a constant, despite best efforts of self defense, violent penetration usually resulting in looting, rape, slaughter, violation of the dwelling, yet more survive in modern times, courtesy of better law and order.   Gary Beck/Ignition Point ‘Ignition Point’ is an unpublished poetry collection that looks at […]

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Poem – Transactions (By Gary Beck)

Transactions   Tourists stream through Bryant Park intent on destinations cultural, culinary, diverse entertainment, mostly shopping, acquiring goods too costly at home, pursuit of a bargain once a typical quest of Americans abroad. Now prosperous foreigners rummage our land as we once rummaged theirs.   Gary Beck/Ignition Point ‘Ignition Point’ is an unpublished poetry collection that looks at some of […]

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Poem – Want Ads (By Gary Beck)

Want Ads The most dangerous action of irresponsible scientists is sending unmanned vehicles on long voyages announcing to the universe where we are. Please come visit. It’s intelligent to look and listen to who’s out there, somewhere, so we might know in advance if they suddenly drop in for cultural exchanges. After all, if we can’t go to them, they’re […]

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Poem – Quick Picks (By Gary Beck)

Quick Pics A baseball player wanting to win stands for the National Anthem hand on heart, but not really listening intent on getting a hit.   A concentration camp guard wanting obedience listens to a Beethoven sonata, swept away by its beauty, while his prisoners, live in terror.   A business man wanting greater profits listens to classic rock on […]

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