Anagrammy Winners by Adie Pena

All the winning anagrams by Adie Pena from the Anagrammy Awards.

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, January 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Mac iTunes =
Neat Music.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, February 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" documentary =
Oscar-nominated tale unnerving the country.

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, May 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
"Come to Marlboro Country" =
Cancer, tumor or lobotomy?

 

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, June 2007:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Casino + three + ten =
"Ocean's Thirteen".

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, September 2007:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
The Tiger by Hilaire Belloc

RUDE CATEGORY, September 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Britney Spears' opening act at MTV Awards =
Embarrassing twat in pop dance travesty!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, November 2007:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
The End Of The World

GENERAL CATEGORY, December 2007:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Kissing under the mistletoe =
Men sure do like this setting.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, December 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas... =
Images of winter amid this charm.

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, December 2007:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The surrealist painter Salvador Dali =
This Spaniard altered visual art lore.

 

RUDE CATEGORY, January 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
A sexual intercourse =
Excretions are usual!

 

TOPICAL CATEGORY, February 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Fidel Castro retires =
Dictator's isle freer?

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, February 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The actor Daniel Day-Lewis: ~
"Ideally, I wanted the Oscar!"

 

RUDE CATEGORY, March 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Hairy testicles =
Real itchy sites.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, April 2008:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
A bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich =
Dad wants to eat a nice combo at lunch.

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, April 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
L'artiste Degas =
Listed as Great.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, April 2008:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
American Tune

SPECIAL CATEGORY, May 2008:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
The Elephant / The Donkey

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, June 2008:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December =
God gave us the wisdom to achieve our greatness. So remember Him.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, July 2008:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
The New Colossus

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, August 2008:
Eq1st - Adie Pena with:
The Acropolis =
Hero's capitol.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, August 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
[An anagrammed ten-letter word square]

1.  D E S C E N D A N T
2.  E C H E N E I D A E
3.  S H O R T C O A T S
4.  C E R B E R U L U S
5.  E N T E R O M E R E
6.  N E C R O L A T E R
7.  D I O U M A B A N A
8.  A D A L E T A B A T
9.  N A T U R E N A M E
10. T E S S E R A T E D


=

1. A son
2. A sea creature
3. Neat, cute breed
4. An ant
5. Seen chromosome structure
6. Dead endearment
7. A locale
8. A site
9. Earth "brand"
10. Be tiled

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, September 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Venus and sister Serena =
An assured tennis serve!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, September 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:


ACROSS
1 Staff
5 An Arab governor
9 Leaf
10 Rather suitable
11 Sea
12 Tennis serves
13 Most fantastic
15 "I'm a seaman!"
16 Croc
22 Handsome television star
23 Get going!
24 Town
25 Actor Allan Lane's wise horse
26 Bills
27 Japanese money

DOWN
1 Resorts
2 Percent
3 Alga
4 Poppas
5 Great site
6 Timid men
7 Freezes water
8 To doze
14 Harry
16 Help
17 Tardy
18 Threatening animal
19 Tattered
20 Airtight kiln
21 Crimson, fuchsia and rose

~

What makes this CROSSWORD PUZZLE different from the rest is that all
the letters in the answers (inclusive of this note) are an anagram of
the definitions. So grab a pencil and enjoy!

ACROSS
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DOWN
1 _ _ _ _
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The Solution

GENERAL CATEGORY, October 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Yes, most realized later ~
size really does matter!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, October 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
We always hear 'the rules' from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. THESE ARE OUR RULES! Please note these are all numbered '1' ON PURPOSE!

1. Men are NOT mind readers. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. "Yes" and "No" are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 16 months is a problem. See a doctor.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. We think you are just fine otherwise we would have said something.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of them makes you sad or angry, then we meant the other one.

1. Anything we said six months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after seven days.
~
1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it properly done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. If possible, please say whatever you have to say during that rotten commercial.

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 predetermined colors, like pre-programmed Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. Men have no idea what teal or amber is.

1. If it itches, it shall be irreverently scratched. We do this. It's neat!

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying and offended; BUT it is just not worth the effort and stress. Besides men know you are a very tempersome tormentor and will bring it up again later.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. If we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... REALLY.

1. You have enough of the best, latest clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such smart topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.

1. Me get in shape? Remember 'round' IS a shape!

1. Thanks for reading these statements. Treatise?!? Yes, I know I have to sleep on the sofa tonight; but men really don't mind. It's like camping.

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, November 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
"Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" =
Listen! "Hair" has unique tunes.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, November 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Phrase Shaper

RUDE CATEGORY, November 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
She's a virgin at forty =
It's her frosty vagina!

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, December 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:
An elephant's memory =
Phenomenal mastery.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, December 2008:
1st - Adie Pena with:



The Solution

TOPICAL CATEGORY, January 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The U.S. says "Good-bye!" =
Yes, Bush goes today!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, January 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The New Year Night Poem

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, February 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
President Obama =
Man to be praised.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, February 2009:
eq1st - Adie Pena with:


The solution

SPECIAL CATEGORY, March 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:


The solution

SPECIAL CATEGORY, March 2009:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Written In March

GENERAL CATEGORY, April 2009:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Second-hand cigarette smoke =
She, kids and me get cancer, too.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, April 2009:
2nd - Adie Pena with:


The solution

RUDE CATEGORY, May 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Practised fellatio =
Delicate art of lips.

 

TOPICAL CATEGORY, July 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Legendary newsperson Walter Cronkite [1916-2009] =
Gnarly network elder now rests in peace.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, August 2009:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
For Music

GENERAL CATEGORY, September 2009:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
Environmentally damaged =
Man violated my green land!

 

RUDE CATEGORY, September 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
A lonely widow =
A wooden willy.

 

TOPICAL CATEGORY, October 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Andre Agassi autobiography =
Into a drug habit phase years ago!

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, October 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Michel de Nostredame =
Omens? I declared them!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, October 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
October - Robert Frost

GENERAL CATEGORY, November 2009:
eq3rd - Adie Pena with:
The pen is mightier than the sword =
Shed the armor thing. Epithets win!

 

TOPICAL CATEGORY, November 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Veterans Day, Eleventh of November =
Note men have often bravely served.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, December 2009:
1st - Adie Pena with:
You can't teach an old dog new tricks. =
Work on educating old cats. They can!

 

RUDE CATEGORY, December 2009:
eq1st - Adie Pena with:
It's in cold winter weather ~
erections wilt and wither.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, February 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Solitary confinement =
Myself. No interaction.

 

MEDIUM LENGTH CATEGORY, February 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Top Three Richest People in the World:
Warren E. Buffet,
Carlos Slim Helu,
and William Gates III
=
Billionaires:
I'm the Super Capitalist,
the New Upright Fellow,
and the Microsoft Wheeler-Dealer.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, February 2010:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
Since My Valentine Got A Computer

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, March 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The U.S. film director Kathryn Bigelow =
"The Hurt Locker" wins big time for lady!

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, April 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The U.S. President Obama =
I'm not a desperate Bush!

 

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, June 2010:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Prostitutes for hire =
Forte is "tits-per-hour."

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, July 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The assassin Lee Harvey Oswald =
Analyses revealed shot was his.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, July 2010:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
July - Hilaire Belloc

RUDE CATEGORY, August 2010:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Natural bodily functions =
I'd continually fart on bus.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, December 2010:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Cold weather =
Read the low °C.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, January 2011:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Pageantries =
Greasepaint.

 

MEDIUM LENGTH CATEGORY, January 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Things You'll Need To Survive A Blizzard

1. Candles
2. Food and water
3. Batteries
4. Battery-operated radio
5. Emergency kit

=

Things You'll Need To Survive A Broken Marriage
1. Pizza
2. Beer
3. Flat
4. Deodorant and style
5. Dedicated two-bit secretary

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, January 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
January 1939

MEDIUM LENGTH CATEGORY, February 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
TOP 10 RICHEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
1. United States
2. China
3. Japan
4. India
5. Germany
6. United Kingdom
7. Russia
8. France
9. Brazil
10. Italy
=
TOP 10 WORTHLESS CITIZENS IN SOCIETY
1. Junkie
2. Underpaid
3. Hated
4. Cannibal
5. Lunatic
6. Horny
7. Frigid
8. Rude
9. Nastier
10. Anagrammatist

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, February 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Afternoon In February

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, March 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Bond's adversary =
Very badass Dr. No.

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, March 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Sir Thomas Sean Connery ‡
He is an ornery Scotsman.

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, March 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Statue of Liberty, New York =
To be truly free, as they know it.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, March 2011:
Eq3rd - Adie Pena with:
CLXVII The Lost Love

SPECIAL CATEGORY, August 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Aoi Sorawa

GENERAL CATEGORY, September 2011:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
A Big Mac, fries and a large Coke =
America liked cans of garbage!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, September 2011:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Silence (Over Manhattan)

TOPICAL CATEGORY, November 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi =
Politician bullshit is over. Amen!

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, December 2011:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Thermal underwear =
He turned real warm.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, December 2011:
1st - Adie Pena with:
"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus" =
I am assuming St. Nick was also my ...

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, December 2011:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
Winter Shores

TOPICAL CATEGORY, February 2012:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Singer Whitney Elizabeth Houston is found dead =
Another sad showbiz life in the US ... it ended young.

 

ANAGRAMMY CHALLENGE CATEGORY, February 2012:
1st - Adie Pena with:
If Planet Earth comes to an end on the morning of December twenty-first this year, what will you do the night before? =
Since I'm diabetic, I'd repent, head for town, blow all my money on the SWEET stuff, forget the horror ... then EAT ANYTHING!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, February 2012:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

If I should stay,
I would only be in your way.
So I'll go, but I know
I'll think of you ev'ry step of the way.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.
You, my darling you. Hmm.

Bittersweet memories
that is all I'm taking with me.
So, goodbye. Please, don't cry.
We both know I'm not what you, you need.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of.
And I wish to you, joy and happiness.
But above all this, I wish you love.

And I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I will always love you.
I, I will always love you.

You, darling, I love you.
Ooh, I'll always, I'll always love you.

=

YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON

If you should fly,
It would awkwardly make me cry.
So you'll go, but I know
I'll think of you ev'ry day 'til I die.

Yes, you will always live on.
You will always live on.
You, my idol, you. Hmm.

Visible MTVs
That is all I will have with me.
So, goodbye. Please, don't sigh
They do see that you have to be free.

Oh, you will always live on.
You will always live on.

"Stop," I pray, "Ease a pain."
Ooh, I do gasp for joy, too, and pride.
I'm awake with audios about your death,
Obituaries go media-wide.

But you will always live on.
You will always live on.
You will always live on.
You will always live on.
You will always live on.
You, you will always live on.

You, Whitney, will live on.
Ooh, you'll always, you'll always live on.

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, May 2012:
Adie Pena with:
American fast food outlets =
For fat adults. So come in! Eat!

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, July 2012:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
The divorce lawyers ~
declare why it's over.

 

RUDE CATEGORY, July 2012:
1st - Adie Pena with:
An arse licker ~
can like rears.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, August 2012:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
[James McIntyre's poem ODE ON THE MAMMOTH CHEESE is anagrammed into another poem about Kunik Cheese, a semi-aged, triple cream wheel cheese made from 25% Jersey cow cream and 75% goat's milk produced at Nettle Meadow Goat Farm in Thurman, New York. The anagram contains the acrostic U.S. NATIONAL GOAT CHEESE MONTH which is being celebrated this August in the United States of America.]

ODE ON THE MAMMOTH CHEESE
James McIntyre

We have seen the Queen of cheese,
Laying quietly at your ease,
Gently fanned by evening breeze --
Thy fair form no flies dare seize.

All gaily dressed soon you'll go
To the great Provincial Show,
To be admired by many a beau
In the city of Toronto.

Cows numerous as a swarm of bees --
Or as the leaves upon the trees --
It did require to make thee please,
And stand unrivalled Queen of Cheese.

May you not receive a scar as
We have heard that Mr. Harris
Intends to send you off as far as
The great World's show at Paris.

Of the youth -- beware of these --
For some of them might rudely squeeze
And bite your cheek; then songs or glees
We could not sing o' Queen of Cheese.

We'rt thou suspended from baloon,
You'd cast a shade, even at noon;
Folks would think it was the moon
About to fall and crush them soon.

=
UPSTATE, NORTHEAST OF NEW YORK

See the farmhouse, oh, in Thurman
Now demanded by many a fan.
Ambrosia for any foolhardy man;
The farmyard where it all began.

I discovered real Kunik Cheese
Of no equal, as everyone agrees.
Nibbling on endless quantities
As I quaff some good wine, please.

Let's do hop over to Nettle Meadow,
Get all your welcome friends to go
Over to where the goats grow
And tell the chichi foodies so!

To go consummate one god's request,
Cheese at its, oh, very toothful best!
Here one ends the absolute quest;
Eat an enormous wheel with zest.

Ecstasy now he'd surely guarantee;
Stuff that's crafted quite like brie.
Each chef's a toothsome devotee;
Munch one, too, and you'll see!

Oh, so yummy and fabulous in size,
Now everyone affords and buys.
The tasty Jersey cream he'd prize
Heaven he had in a creamy surprise!

GENERAL CATEGORY, September 2012:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
Froze =
Zero °F.

 

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, October 2012:
eq2nd - Adie Pena with:
The Sun tabloid =
Let shit abound!

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, November 2012:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The fast food restaurant =
Throne of saturated fats.

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, January 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
President Obama =
A pro; Biden's mate.

 

TOPICAL CATEGORY, February 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp =
As police ask, "Can a star sprinter murder a loved one?"

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, March 2013:
eq2nd - Adie Pena with:
A narcotics dealer =
Arrest cocaine lad!

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, March 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
South American Pope ~
has impact on Europe.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, March 2013:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
ASSISI
by Norman MacCaig

The dwarf with his hands on backwards
sat, slumped like a half-filled sack
on tiny twisted legs from which
sawdust might run,
outside the three tiers of churches built
in honour of St Francis, brother
of the poor, talker with birds, over whom
he had the advantage
of not being dead yet.

A priest explained
how clever it was of Giotto
to make his frescoes tell stories
that would reveal to the illiterate the goodness
of God and the suffering
of His Son. I understood
the explanation and
the cleverness.

A rush of tourists, clucking contentedly,
fluttered after him as he scattered
the grain of the Word. It was they who had passed
the ruined temple outside, whose eyes
wept pus, whose back was higher
than his head, whose lopsided mouth
said Grazie in a voice as sweet
as a child's when she speaks to her mother
or a bird's when it spoke
to St Francis.

BY YOUR GRACE ALONE

Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God,
grant us in our misery
to do for You alone
what we know You want us to do,
and always
to desire what pleases You.
Thus,
inwardly cleansed,
interiorly enlightened,
and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,
may we be able to follow
in the footprints of Your beloved Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
And,
by Your grace alone,
may we make our way to You
Most High,
Who live and rule
in perfect Trinity and simple Unity,
and are glorified
God all-powerful
forever and ever.
Amen

=

PRAYER OF SAINT FRANCIS

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.

THE PRAYER BEFORE THE CRUCIFIX

Most high,
glorious God,
let your light fill the shadows of my heart
and grant me, Lord,
true faith,
certain hope,
perfect love,
awareness and knowing,
that I may fulfill Your holy will.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS, GOOD EVENING

"First of all, I would like to say a prayer for our bishop emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us all pray together for him, let us all pray together for him so that the Lord my bless him and that the Madonna may protect him."

WE WHO SHUN OLD DAYS OF SAD SHADOWS

Pope Francis, His Holiness
Of the new Hallowed City,
Primate of Italy, watchfully
Educate the wounded woeful to be
Faithful and zealous, wash away dusty shadows of dusk,
Rescue the sad seduced child who asks unknowingly.
Awaken the wasteful wicked; do show us a
New nation we can build on
Christ's body of anguish.
Ignite us, watch us to succeed, be good
Servants of God, Knights of Sodality.

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, April 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Alfred Hitchcock Presents =
Half-decent script shocker.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, April 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
A POEM FOR MARTIN RICHARD
by Angela Beegle

I see you there in your last moments,

Hanging excitedly over the fence

Watching for your daddy, mom and sisters at your side

People swarm and mill around you, unnoticed

But your attention is for only one man

Your young face glows with pride

What might you have been, if you had grown?

What contributions might the world have known?

A scientist, astronaut, fireman brave?

Who knows what lives you might have saved?

ItÂ’s a haunting image, that one captured frame

The next shutter-click would show a different aim

A trajectory of metal, flung outward

A spiteful curse at the world by strangers

Who dropped their bags and walked away, smirking.

You werenÂ’t the target. You just happened to be there,

Clinging to the fence, cheering at the finish line,

Best seat in the house, lucky kid!

To watch your daddy finish his race.

=

PEACE

Naked though in its tough resoluteness, oppressive with the chunks

Of a broken dream, why they, the detested two who

Meant to murder and maim

Ordinary humdrum lives on that trustworthy day;

Rubbing out that week of huge fortune, of customary grace, hence

Extinguishing a youthful flame.

Hurling heavy shrapnel into the air

Unflinching in its awkward bitterness and despair.

Ravaging to attack thoughts one day, they cut and defeat

The mighty barricades on Boylston Street.

Incisively affected, wanting to "B Strong,"

Now you wearily turn away to "So Long...

Goodbye, Martin William Richard."

Prejudice accommodates, chooses the worthy.

Every young hopeful watches the wideawake to now

Offer a murmur, a prayer whilst we

Patiently wait for dad Bill as you of eight

Leave behind mom Denise and sister Jane

Endure an excruciating lifelong pain.

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, May 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
A Gibson electric guitar =
Suitable in a gig? Correct.

 

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, June 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
I hate sharks and ~
the Kardashians.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, July 2013:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
Free Daily Horoscope =
I do foresee... Holy crap!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, July 2013:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
KIDS WHO DIE
by Langston Hughes

This is for the kids who die,
Black and white,
For kids will die certainly.
The old and rich will live on awhile,
As always,
Eating blood and gold,
Letting kids die.

Kids will die in the swamps of Mississippi
Organizing sharecroppers
Kids will die in the streets of Chicago
Organizing workers
Kids will die in the orange groves of California
Telling others to get together
Whites and Filipinos,
Negroes and Mexicans,
All kinds of kids will die
Who don’t believe in lies, and bribes, and contentment
And a lousy peace.

Of course, the wise and the learned
Who pen editorials in the papers,
And the gentlemen with Dr. in front of their names
White and black,
Who make surveys and write books
Will live on weaving words to smother the kids who die,
And the sleazy courts,
And the bribe-reaching police,
And the blood-loving generals,
And the money-loving preachers
Will all raise their hands against the kids who die,
Beating them with laws and clubs and bayonets and bullets
To frighten the people—
For the kids who die are like iron in the blood of the people—
And the old and rich don’t want the people
To taste the iron of the kids who die,
Don’t want the people to get wise to their own power,
To believe an Angelo Herndon, or even get together

Listen, kids who die—
Maybe, now, there will be no monument for you
Except in our hearts
Maybe your bodies’ll be lost in a swamp
Or a prison grave, or the potter’s field,
Or the rivers where you’re drowned like Leibknecht
But the day will come—
Your are sure yourselves that it is coming—
When the marching feet of the masses
Will raise for you a living monument of love,
And joy, and laughter,
And black hands and white hands clasped as one,
And a song that reaches the sky—
The song of the life triumphant
Through the kids who die.

=

ANYONE'S SON
(for the family of Trayvon Martin)
by Tara Skurtu

This poem wants to write itself backwards.
Wishes it were born memory instead, skipping

time like a record needle stuck on the line
of your last second. You sit up. Brush not blood,

but dirt from your chest. You sit up. You're in bed.
Bad dream. Back to sleep. You sit up. Rise and shine.

Good morning. This is the poem of a people united
in the uniform of your last day. Pockets full

of candy, hooded sweatshirt, sweet tea. This poem
wants to stand its ground, silence force

with simple words, pray you alive, anyone's
son -- tall boy, eye-smile, walk on home.

A WAR OF WORDS

What do the investigative reporters in newspapers know?

Who at the Dr. Michael M. Krop High School wrote W.T.F. on a wall?
Enlightening? So what!
The Miami-Dade School Police Department handled the odd screwdriver?
Hid the marijuana in the bag? Withheld the exhibit?

Does Seven-Eleven sell bags of Skittles and cans of Arizona Iced Tea?
Where is the Retreat at Twin Lakes?
Who dwells in that loved gated neighborhood wonderland?

Harsh killing: Black male teen wearing a dark colored hoodie
On top of the Hispanic person in the drizzling rain?
Who was shrieking for help? Not a case of self-defense?

What do the investigative newshens in broadsheets know?

Swirling rhetoric on hand. Legal gobbledegook highlighted in indelible ink.
Exchanging lenghthened tales and theories.
Breeding, engendering hate within.

Like his Facebook page now. He'll hold the hollowed protests.
Shed the allegations of racial bias -- even when wanted.

The hoodie, the trigger.
The spic, the nigger
Lived in intelligible world headlines.
In all likelihood, libelled in interviews.

What do investigative writers in tabloids know?

Saddened, I do think.
Old dark world.
And in the end, where is Hell?

RUDE CATEGORY, July 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The hairless beaver =
She reveals her bait.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, August 2013:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
SYRIA: A POEM FOR HER
by Amin Astewani

Standing by my window
I gaze out beyond
And see gleaming tarmac
And pavements and cars

Standing by her window
She gazes out beyond
And sees blood stained rubble
And bodies and shards

I open the door
And inhale the breeze
I step onto the tarmac
In solitude and peace

She opens the door
And inhales the smoke
She steps over the bodies
In terror, no hope

I lower my head
In sadness and shame
How can I smile
When she feels such pain?

So I drop to my knees
And look to the sky
And pray for that girl
And cry, just cry..

=

POISONED: A CHAINED AND DOWNTRODDEN NATION

Late in the evening hour...
Embraced by sleep.
Atropine in your head,
Dreams had been deep.

Echoes in my room,
Razors in a cell,
Blasts in the dark,
A sojourn to Hell.

Satan's ascendancy
He haunted by banned gas.
Attaches to their skin.
Reasons must pass --

Hades wondered why.
A harsh wind as we awoke...
Filtered in his wormwood,
Envisioned to choke.

Zapping my energy,
A shortness of breath.
Lost by the dozens;
Anonymity in death.

Shuttered inside me,
Slipping from my grasp --
A doomed baby beside
Does one last gasp.

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, September 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Simpsons: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie =
Matt Groening has made prime roles a big smash!

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, October 2013:
eq1st - Adie Pena with:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London =
Other noble lads speak here on stage.

 

AWARDSMASTER'S CHOICE CATEGORY, November 2013:
Adie Pena with:
STORMY WEATHER
by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler

Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps rainin' all the time

Life is bare, gloom and mis'ry everywhere
Stormy weather
Just can't get my poorself together,
I'm weary all the time
So weary all the time
When he went away the blues walked in and met me.
If he stays away old rockin' chair will get me.

All I do is pray the Lord above will let me walk in the sun once more.
Can't go on, ev'ry thing I had is gone
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together,
Keeps rainin' all the time.

=

HAIYAN

Yes, how many times
Must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?


Wild intensity,
A gusty savage killer
Knocked down a tree.
One girl lost her weak mother.

Yes, how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?


I ache, a miracle tiny,
A little meal, I hunger.
A nightmare jolts the moment, I worry.
Wretched smell, grey matter.


Yes, how many deaths
Will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?


I regret the mortality,
A long torment
Altering the reality.
World's martyred end.

The answer my friend
Is blowin' in the wind
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, December 2013:
1st - Adie Pena with:
TIME Magazine's Person of the Year ~
emphasizes anyone of great merit.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, December 2013:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
HIS DAY IS DONE
A Tribute Poem For Nelson Mandela
by Maya Angelou

His day is done.
Is done.
The news came on the wings of a wind, reluctant to carry its burden.
Nelson Mandela’s day is done.
The news, expected and still unwelcome, reached us in the United States, and suddenly our world became somber.
Our skies were leadened.

His day is done.
We see you, South African people standing speechless at the slamming of that final door through which no traveler returns.
Our spirits reach out to you Bantu, Zulu, Xhosa, Boer.
We think of you and your son of Africa, your father, your one more wonder of the world.

We send our souls to you as you reflect upon your David armed with a mere stone, facing down the mighty Goliath.

Your man of strength, Gideon, emerging triumphant.

Although born into the brutal embrace of Apartheid, scarred by the savage atmosphere of racism, unjustly imprisoned in the bloody maws of South African dungeons.

Would the man survive? Could the man survive?

His answer strengthened men and women around the world.

In the Alamo, in San Antonio, Texas, on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, in Chicago’s Loop, in New Orleans Mardi Gras, in New York City’s Times Square, we watched as the hope of Africa sprang through the prison’s doors.

His stupendous heart intact, his gargantuan will hale and hearty.

He had not been crippled by brutes, nor was his passion for the rights of human beings diminished by twenty-seven years of imprisonment.

Even here in America, we felt the cool, refreshing breeze of freedom.

When Nelson Mandela took the seat of Presidency in his country where formerly he was not even allowed to vote we were enlarged by tears of pride, as we saw Nelson Mandela’s former prison guards invited, courteously, by him to watch from the front rows his inauguration.

We saw him accept the world’s award in Norway with the grace and gratitude of the Solon in Ancient Roman Courts, and the confidence of African Chiefs from ancient royal stools.

No sun outlasts its sunset, but it will rise again and bring the dawn.

Yes, Mandela’s day is done, yet we, his inheritors, will open the gates wider for reconciliation, and we will respond generously to the cries of Blacks and Whites, Asians, Hispanics, the poor who live piteously on the floor of our planet.

He has offered us understanding.
We will not withhold forgiveness even from those who do not ask.
Nelson Mandela’s day is done, we confess it in tearful voices, yet we lift our own to say thank you.

Thank you our Gideon, thank you our David, our great courageous man.

We will not forget you, we will not dishonor you, we will remember and be glad that you lived among us, that you taught us, and that you loved us all.

=

LESSONS AND SONGS

His jury of underworld cronies
Loudly expounds on an unsworn dossier;
Oddly now ignores an unsound exposé.
Heard your cry worldwide:
"Will mourning subside?"

We proudly donned
Your Nelson crown.
Winding crowds wend
Down, down, down.

Sordid wind on wrong plans,
Shoddy minds and puny hands
Drown our unanswered screams,
Handcuff our hopes, manacle our dreams.

Unsung widows ponder;
Shunned sons wonder.
Spurious wrongdoings
Cage our wishes, clip our worn wings.

Furloughs from unsown sorrows
Will now spur our sunny morrows.
Could your soul unchain our longings
Now in windowless surroundings?

TWENTY QUOTES FROM MADIBA

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

It always seems impossible until its done.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.

If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

ANAGRAMMY CHALLENGE CATEGORY, January 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
"Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will take you everywhere." Albert Einstein
=
Creativity will bring me to any life, to anywhere I like, allowing me to be outrageous.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, January 2014:
eq3rd - Adie Pena with:
JANUARY

The ball has dropped and people are celebrating
January has come and with it the hope of a better year
Forward we look to the new horizon

But for some our gaze is stuck on the year behind
The people we lost, dreams that never blossomed
January is a doorway that some can never really cross

Our bodies move on but our souls stay behind
Time horrible time, the constant ticking of our lives
I bid all a wonderful, happy new year

Perhaps next year when the door opens again
The hurt will have subsided the memories faded away
And I shall cross with you all to that hopeful beginning

=

ANOTHER YEAR

The thawed frost of JANUARY is extraordinary.
Our wholehearted love in FEBRUARY is red as a berry;
The rainbow in MARCH like a technicolor arch.

The happy sunlight in APRIL gilds a flowery hill
Where a pathway in MAY weaves a dolphin day.
A tattooed moon in JUNE disappears too soon.

The petulant heat in JULY beats the purple sky.
A voodoo wind in AUGUST blows that huge cloud of dust;
When a drizzle in SEPTEMBER rouses us sober.

The mahogany leaves in OCTOBER fade to amber;
The cold in NOVEMBER swathed people sombre,
As the snow in DECEMBER soothed gentlefolk to slumber.

MEDIUM LENGTH CATEGORY, February 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Three Worst Actors in Hollywood History
1. Keanu Reeves
2. Hayden Christensen
3. William Shatner
=
1. They currently call him 'Neo.'
2. Hey, ladies! He's one wooden hero in "Star Wars."
3. Is in the "Star Trek" TV show.

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, July 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life' =
For we like a song by that foolish Idle!

 

ENTERTAINMENT CATEGORY, September 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band =
LP caper sprung by the Beatles on LSD.

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, September 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The United States Dollar Reserve =
Those evil leaders aren't trusted.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, October 2014:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
from the musical "Oliver!" by Lionel Bart

Is it worth the waiting for?
If we live 'til eighty four
All we ever get is gru...el!
Ev'ry day we say our prayer --
Will they change the bill of fare?
Still we get the same old gru...el!
There's not a crust, not a crumb can we find,
Can we beg, can we borrow, or cadge,
But there's nothing to stop us from getting a thrill
When we all close our eyes and imag...ine

Food, glorious food!
Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood --
Cold jelly and custard!
Peas pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys --
indigestion!

Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day --
Our favorite diet!
Just picture a great big steak --
Fried, roasted or stewed.
Oh, food,
Wonderful food,
Marvelous food
Glorious food!

Food, glorious food!
Don't care what it looks like --
Burned! Underdone! Crude!
Don't care what the cook's like.
Just thinking of growing fat --
Our senses go reeling
One moment of knowing that
Full-up feeling!

Food, glorious food!
What wouldn't we give for
That extra bit more --
That's all that we live for
Why should we be fated to
Do nothing but brood
On food,
Magical food,
Wonderful food,
Marvelous food,
Heavenly food,
Beautiful food,
Glorious food!

=

FOOD, DANGEROUS FOOD
from "How to Manipulate or Humiliate the Envoys of Innutrition"

Is it worth the queuing for?
Will we live 'til twenty four?
All we'll ever get is fast...food!
Will they care what we'll ingest?
Ev'ry day we do request --
Still we get the same old fast...food!
There's no option, no little fruit we can eat,
We can chew, we can swallow, or bite!
But there's nothing to hurt us from having a joy
When we all close our mouths, we're delight...ed!

Food, dangerous food!
McDonald's or french fries!
For fam'ly and brood --
KFC wings or thighs!
Suet, blubber, lard in vats!
Not exaggerated,
They got bucketfuls of fats --
saturated!

Food, dangerous food!
Hamburger with large Coke!
Taco Bell burrito!
Grab a bite, do have a stroke!
Another fritter intake
Never ain't it good!
Yuck, food,
Poisonous food,
Perilous food,
Dangerous food!

Food, dangerous food!
Oily little doughnut,
Cake for a glutton!
Now I'll have a larger gut!
I am a willing stooge!
Now my weight is unwieldy;
I got me a challenge huge --
Obesity!

Food, dangerous food!
More Carl's Jr. calories,
Nutrition got screwed!
Mouthful at Wendy's
I've expelled; I've disgorged,
Vomited and spewed
This food,
Unhealthy food,
Terrible food,
Horrible food,
Obnoxious food,
Injurious food,
Dangerous food!

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, November 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Kimberly Kardashian West =
Think remarkably wide ass.

 

CHALLENGE CATEGORY, December 2014:
1st - Adie Pena with:
What do anagrammatists predict would be the most trending topic of all in the year Two Thousand Fifteen?
=
Can
Ruin
You To
Spot or watch
The two diminishing
Attempts
Led
Before and
After that mad
Long wasted
Life.

 

GENERAL CATEGORY, January 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Dangerous obesity =
One boy's sugar diet.

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, January 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
United States of America =
Can't our team defeat ISIS?

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, January 2015:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
POKING WITH STICKS (A POEM FOR CHARLIE HEBDO)
by Justin Barisich

As I read of your deaths
oceans apart
I haven’t poked the sleeping
giant in ages.
I’ve treaded softly
but have forgotten
the function
of the big stick:

not to steady the walk
but to shove others off theirs,
to knock their knees
out from under,
to steal the breaths
of their lungs
as their skin slaps
against hard ground.

The offended’s rules will never apply to us.
We’re here to push envelopes, not paper.
With every smile we crack
they crack
we make them crack
and the world releases
tension like knuckles –
loud, unrestrained, uncomfortable
in its pop and chemical pleasure.

Ours is a land without law,
and so our sticks must serve
a second purpose:
defend, parry, attack
like martial
arts like water
like rivers running
like oceans pooling
like tears falling.

May they be not of sadness,
but of joy,
for anything too true to be good.

=

PENSTROKES TO GUNSHOTS

To test known
Outspokenness,
Yes, we provoke
Said and Chérif Kouachi
to kill the softest footsteps --
Elsa Cayat
who wrote 'Le Divan';

Kill officer Franck Brinsolaro
Guarding editor of freedom et liberté
Stony Stéphane Charbonnier;
Typeset proofreader
Mustapha Ourrad.

Said and Chérif Kouachi
kill Université professor
Bernard Maris;
Maintenance worker
Frédéric Boisseau.

Kill Bernard Verlhac
a.k.a. Tignous;
Georges Wolinski
who loved that gypsy-past:
life, alcohol, women;

Said and Chérif Kouachi
kill the unlucky guest,
Vet journalist
Michel Renaud
Visiting Hara-Kiri founder
Jean 'Le Grand Duduche' Cabut;

Kill Philippe Honoré
Who got
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
To fluently spout
'Happy New Year.'

No costs to settle.
Spent on TV.

Ten steps taken,
Yes, to the streets,
They even attack
Muslim officer
Ahmed Merabet.

The strongest,
The weakest
See the setting sun.

PEOPLES NAMES CATEGORY, February 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Neverland Ranch, California ‡
A clean nirvana for children.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, February 2015:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
SHADES OF GRAY

When the world and I were young just yesterday.
Life was such a simple game a child could play.
It was easy then to tell right from wrong.
Easy then to tell weak from strong.
When a man should stand and fight,
Or just go along.

[Chorus] But today there is no day or night
Today there is no dark or light.
Today there is no black or white,
Only shades of gray.

I remember when the answers seemed so clear
We had never lived with doubt or tasted fear.
It was easy then to tell truth from lies
Selling out from compromise
Who to love and who to hate,
The foolish from the wise.

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental Interlude]
It was easy then to know what was fair
When to keep and when to share.
How much to protect your heart
And how much to care.

[Repeat Chorus]
Only shades of gray.

=

STRANDS OF GRAY

When the world and I were young just yesterday.
We would have a lot of fun beyond foreplay.
We could share the fantasy all night long.
We were dynamite, we were strong.
A wench, a hero of sorts
With this ten-inch schlong.

[Chorus] But tonight I can't keep it upright
Although I ache will all my might!
Tonight it's just my weak eyesight
And some strands of gray.

We do remember hearts of love so real, so sweet.
The stud had a honey; we two were all in heat.
How this harpoon of mine made her drool;
My anatomy she found so cool.
She'd hold the soft, enormous --
Arouse the royal tool!

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental Interlude]
Red-hot for her throat, hard as a brick;
So we attempted every trick.
What a matador I was
With the swollen stick!

[Repeat Chorus]
And some strands of gray.

SPECIAL CATEGORY, March 2015:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
PART TWO: NATURE

LXXXVIII

WE like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry;
Knows the adder’s tongue his coming,
And begets her spot.
Stands the sun so close and mighty
That our minds are hot.
News is he of all the others;
Bold it were to die
With the blue-birds buccaneering
On his British sky.

=

EASTER EGGS

MMXV

I like March, he swooshed like a toad.
Lithe as the bunny;
Youthful as the shrewd Peter Rabbit,
Dogged and funny.
Interested, I miss her charms
Confounded. Around
Kind words which shatter the sad groom,
I got hardships, bound.
Next there is April, expecting
Soon it will be Easter.
"Open mother's basket," he shushed.
"Now I will kiss her!"

GENERAL CATEGORY, April 2015:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
Disneyland theme park =
Damn kids a-plenty here!

 

ANAGRAMMY CHALLENGE CATEGORY, April 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." - Douglas Adams
=
Female College Prof: "The idiots in the room may stand up."

Tom stands up.

"Why on one's feet?" Prof mocks Tom, "I'd keep it!"

A giggling Tom comments, "I hate to see you all alone."

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, April 2015:
2nd - Adie Pena with:
THE SPRING AND THE FALL

In the spring of the year, in the spring of the year,
I walked the road beside my dear.
The trees were black where the bark was wet.
I see them yet, in the spring of the year.
He broke me a bough of the blossoming peach
That was out of the way and hard to reach.

In the fall of the year, in the fall of the year,
I walked the road beside my dear.
The rooks went up with a raucous trill.
I hear them still, in the fall of the year.
He laughed at all I dared to praise,
And broke my heart, in little ways.

Year be springing or year be falling,
The bark will drip and the birds be calling.
There's much that's fine to see and hear
In the spring of a year, in the fall of a year.
'Tis not love's going hurt my days.
But that it went in little ways.

=

ECO-LOGICAL

Valley and shrub submerged at the start of the year;
I walked her path full of fear.
Like in her reply with the hymn of nihility
Came timidity at the start of the year.
As garbage stands in the babbling brook,
Now we both weep for the trees we took?

The winter is hellish at the end of the year,
She walked her path full of fear.
Energy bills pile up, there is no solution --
The pollution at the end of the year.
I inhale the air; hear the blind babies crying.
Now the frail people are rapidly dying.

Months are starting, months are ending;
Yesterday's high tide is fast ascending.
Little we learn, how much we fear
At the start of a year, at the end of a year.
Nights are dark, birthdays are bleak;
Damage is the dual rhythm we wreak.

TOPICAL CATEGORY, May 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Police brutality in America =
I ruin a place -- Baltimore City!

 

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, May 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The San Andreas Fault, California =
All found it isn't a safe ranch area.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, May 2015:
3rd - Adie Pena with:
"He's 25" A poem for Freddie Gray* by Vincent Bell a.k.a Steve

OTHER NAMES CATEGORY, June 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion =
He has an orgy of nubile nymphs!

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, July 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
THE LAST TRUMP
by Banjo Paterson

"You led the trump," the old man said
With fury in his eye,
"And yet you hope my girl to wed!
Young man! your hopes of love are fled,
'Twere better she should die!

"My sweet young daughter sitting there,
So innocent and plump!
You don't suppose that she would care
To wed an outlawed man who'd dare
To lead the thirteenth trump!

"If you had drawn their leading spade
It meant a certain win!
But no! By Pembroke's mighty shade
The thirteenth trump you went and played
And let their diamonds in!

"My girl, return at my command
His presents in a lump!
Return his ring! For, understand,
No man is fit to hold your hand
Who leads a thirteenth trump!

"But hold! Give every man his due
And every dog his day.
Speak up and say what made you do
This dreadful thing -- that is, if you
Have anything to say!"

He spoke. "I meant at first," said he,
"To give their spades a bump,
Or lead the hearts; but then you see
I thought against us there might be,
Perhaps, a fourteenth trump!"

They buried him at dawn of day
Beside a ruined stump:
And there he sleeps the hours away
And waits for Gabriel to play
The last -- the fourteenth trump.

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DONALD TRUMP
by the Headmaster of the Moneyed and the Authority on History

Dirty tiny shanty, no hot shower,
Life in that tatty dump.
With no utilities, no power.
Has no grand suite at Trump Tower.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

Hawaii and Mauritius are not
A hop, skip and a jump!
Forget the hideaway bay spot,
The drab ghetto is what you got.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

No syrupy dish from the East,
Eat no fruit ripe and plump.
No Wagyu beef, the greasy beast;
No healthy mead at the fine feast.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

The mind is numb, the thought is tired;
The mystery may stump.
Roadworthy daddy he had hired;
Stayed satisfied, midday he's fired.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

The bonehead didn't have the brain,
Vapid as Forrest Gump.
Was no war hero like McCain;
The triumph he'd never attain.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

Tattered beggar up to here in debt;
Huge economic slump!
Eightieth hit, defeated I bet;
Banking on the welfare he'll get.
Unless you're Donald Trump!

They're happiest when they wanna
Get the wealthiest hump.
Do not hug the great Miss Ghana;
Why even bed his private Ivana?
Unless you're Donald Trump!

MEDIUM CATEGORY, August 2015:
1st - Adie Pena with:
The Top Five Nations with the Highest Gun Ownership
5. Cyprus
4. Serbia
3. Finland
2. Switzerland
1. The United States
=
5. Persons with shotguns
4. Identified 'war zone'
3. Entrusting with stupidity
2. All the chaps have
1. Benefits the NRA.

 

SPECIAL CATEGORY, September 2015:
Eq3rd - Adie Pena with:
IMMIGRANT SONG
by the Led Zeppelin

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.

On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.

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SWIMMING TO NOWHERE

How hypocrisy's effect
Weigh one's hope down;
Withdrawing helpful offers,
One's dream will drown.

Men with harsh tomorrows,
One cold night smuggled.
No warning of doom,
More refugees snuggled.

They left Bodrum at two
With father Abdullah,
Older brother Galib,
Plus mother Rehana.

With useless phony lifevests
In one small plastic boat,
Capsized in deep rough water;
Weighted, wouldn't float.

Ignoring wrongdoings,
The Mediterranean Sea.
The horror, the sorrow!
Oh, why this catastrophe?

How three-year old Alan,
Little boy gone from Syria,
Didn't finish his final trip
To Vancouver, Canada.

Where one couldn't foresee
How high the human cost.
Why we senselessly weep
When one more life lost.

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