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Written by BenCoulter in portal Poetry & Free Verse

This life.

Another week ends,

Another weekend begins.

Another weak soul condemns, men.

Drinks ten, to twenty.

Sniffs plenty.

Heavy heart, undone by sin.

Harsh roots, undone by men.

Not the condemned.

The easier men.

The ones he sees on his TV screen.

Insults behind the phone screen.

'Fuck them? It's about ours!'

He screams, at large.

Roaming his town

Man down, man down!

Another dustbin feels his wrath.

Another drunk girl crosses his path.

It's all just a laugh?

He doesn't mean any harm.

It's not his fault the politicians don't care about him.

It's not his fault his parents didn't care about him.

It's not his fault his girlfriends never cared about him.

It's not his fault all his friends left him.

'Fuck them. It's about ours'.

He cries, whilst he laughs.

Bipolar double vision.

Head on collision.

Social media has his back.

'Can't believe what happened to Jack.'

'Lovely bloke.'

'Wish we spoke, more.'

Church packed.

Plenty of pats on the backs of Jack's new friends.

There after the end.

When he never needed them.

But he's there for them.

An excuse to get high.

A reason to cry.

A reminder that they'll all die.

The next week... then,

Death hides not their pain, again.

Back to hate unleashed.

Re-target those, the ones that don't look the same.

Focus there their rage.

This life, needs an enemy.

This life needs death.

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Written by BenCoulter in portal Poetry & Free Verse
This life.
Another week ends,
Another weekend begins.
Another weak soul condemns, men.
Drinks ten, to twenty.
Sniffs plenty.
Heavy heart, undone by sin.
Harsh roots, undone by men.
Not the condemned.
The easier men.
The ones he sees on his TV screen.
Insults behind the phone screen.
'Fuck them? It's about ours!'
He screams, at large.
Roaming his town
Man down, man down!
Another dustbin feels his wrath.
Another drunk girl crosses his path.
It's all just a laugh?
He doesn't mean any harm.
It's not his fault the politicians don't care about him.
It's not his fault his parents didn't care about him.
It's not his fault his girlfriends never cared about him.
It's not his fault all his friends left him.
'Fuck them. It's about ours'.
He cries, whilst he laughs.
Bipolar double vision.
Head on collision.
Social media has his back.
'Can't believe what happened to Jack.'
'Lovely bloke.'
'Wish we spoke, more.'
Church packed.
Plenty of pats on the backs of Jack's new friends.
There after the end.
When he never needed them.
But he's there for them.
An excuse to get high.
A reason to cry.
A reminder that they'll all die.
The next week... then,
Death hides not their pain, again.
Back to hate unleashed.
Re-target those, the ones that don't look the same.
Focus there their rage.
This life, needs an enemy.
This life needs death.
#nonfiction  #poetry  #philosophy  #politics  #spirituality  #news  #culture  #opinion 
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Written by AdrienMae27 in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Question Everything

Consume! Obey!

...................Enslaved?

Sit back, Relax, Watch T.V.

Still believe you're not asleep?

Work, Work, Work,

For what you owe..........

While the name you claim

Is not your own.

Flat or globe?

Space or dome?

We should know............

It is our home.

Carbon copied,

...............simply cloned.

Playing God,

............creating drones.

Against the lies,

Take a stand.

Start spreading truth,

To fellow man.

With war and fear so

Out of hand,

We must start to love

…........and understand.

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Written by AdrienMae27 in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Question Everything
Consume! Obey!
...................Enslaved?
Sit back, Relax, Watch T.V.
Still believe you're not asleep?
Work, Work, Work,
For what you owe..........
While the name you claim
Is not your own.
Flat or globe?
Space or dome?
We should know............
It is our home.
Carbon copied,
...............simply cloned.
Playing God,
............creating drones.
Against the lies,
Take a stand.
Start spreading truth,
To fellow man.
With war and fear so
Out of hand,
We must start to love
…........and understand.
#scifi  #nonfiction  #horror  #education  #poetry  #science  #politics  #spirituality  #news  #culture  #opinion 
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Written by Vyxyn in portal Stream of Consciousness

Beauty secrets

Your skin, they say, is the largest organ of the body. So treat it well and with great care or people will stop and stare, not for the reason that you want them to either.

Your body is a temple, it's really quite simple,

just worship at your temple daily

with some oils and water.

No harsh soaps or chemicals people please,

Remember this simple rule to only K.I.S.S.

keep it simple stupid and you will go far!

Your skin will bless you and keep you longer

and your beauty?

Beauty is only skin deep and in the eyes of the beholder so invest well your regimen for care.

Remember this vessel you wear is a temple.

Here is my recipe that I use for facial:

4 capsules activated charcoal

2 Tablespoons Diatomaceous earth (food grade)

1/8 ts coconut oil

Enough water to make a paste

Mix all up well and smear all over face let stay until dry then wash off with cool water.

This charcoal is burnt coconut husks. Very good for you.

Enjoy!

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Written by Vyxyn in portal Stream of Consciousness
Beauty secrets
Your skin, they say, is the largest organ of the body. So treat it well and with great care or people will stop and stare, not for the reason that you want them to either.
Your body is a temple, it's really quite simple,
just worship at your temple daily
with some oils and water.
No harsh soaps or chemicals people please,
Remember this simple rule to only K.I.S.S.
keep it simple stupid and you will go far!
Your skin will bless you and keep you longer
and your beauty?
Beauty is only skin deep and in the eyes of the beholder so invest well your regimen for care.
Remember this vessel you wear is a temple.
Here is my recipe that I use for facial:
4 capsules activated charcoal
2 Tablespoons Diatomaceous earth (food grade)
1/8 ts coconut oil
Enough water to make a paste
Mix all up well and smear all over face let stay until dry then wash off with cool water.
This charcoal is burnt coconut husks. Very good for you.
Enjoy!
#nonfiction  #education  #science  #philosophy  #news  #culture  #opinion  #insturction 
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We lost a lot with the passing of Chris Cornell. To many, he was a mentor, a brilliant writer; an inimitable voice. Until June 30th, this challenge is for the friends and fans to write their stories, poems, tributes: anything about him. We will be putting together a book for the Cornell family, of the posts entered, as well as making copies available for purchase, donating all proceeds to suicide prevention. In partnership with Seattle Refined, the most shared post will be read on air, and posted on seattlerefined.com.
Written by JamesMByers in portal Seattle Refined

Black Sun, Black Days

Born of grunge and metal's mirth

Beneath the pouring rain,

Swarmed Seattle; legend's birth

Incorporating pain.

Troubled childhood, feeling down

Within depression's clutch,

Chris Cornell, against a frown,

Ensnared a hopeful touch.

Sparking much debate in school,

Religion took a fall,

Hence removed from off the spool

As Chris had questioned all.

Drugs escaped into his mind

And solo seemed the path

He would walk as albeit blind,

Until musician's math

Forged a bond as guitars strummed

And drums in pounding beat

Measured in the way he hummed-

A symphony complete.

Gardens made of sound arrived;

The friendship formed a band.

Intercession, songs survived

And guided Chris's hand.

Rusty cages seemed outshined

And more so, I suppose.

Moving melodies defined

A Jesus Christ like pose.

Spoonman sung in deepest rays-

A black hole sun's delight.

Fell on darkened, blackest days

The way he lived in night.

Pretty noose foreshadowed doom;

A burden in the palm.

Blowing up the outside gloom,

The rhinosaur brought balm.

Black rain fell in drops of thought

As phantoms telephoned.

Been away too long and bought

The crooked steps he zoned.

Slave to audio conformed

As in between the the time

Garden of the sound reformed

To sink in the sublime,

Chris Cornell enjoyed a stay

As new friends jammed in tune.

Like a stone, they learned to play

The highway and the rune.

Be yourself- a mantra's gift

And time had come to pass.

Doesn't call reminder's lift

As out of exile's class

Fire, original in flame,

In revelation's scheme

Burned the solo album's game

As if some sort of dream.

No such thing, a scream long gone,

And many singles sung-

Finally the heart of stone

Forgotten settled, hung.

Temple of the dog avowed

Unsettled pasts revived.

Chris did all he was allowed

And for a while he thrived.

Never known, the reason why

Detroit became the place

Seeds were sewn as his reply;

A sadness filled his face.

Songs performed were not the same,

Conditioned on the ride.

Chris Cornell, a hallowed name,

Committed suicide.

This is for his wife and kids;

The Fans he left behind.

Sadness beckons as it skids

Across the bump and grind-

Friends will not forget the man

Enlisting lyrics writ.

Concerts from the deepest span

Ensure he will not quit.

Lost forever to the earth,

Inside us Chris will give.

Born of grunge and metal's mirth,

His death calls us to live.

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We lost a lot with the passing of Chris Cornell. To many, he was a mentor, a brilliant writer; an inimitable voice. Until June 30th, this challenge is for the friends and fans to write their stories, poems, tributes: anything about him. We will be putting together a book for the Cornell family, of the posts entered, as well as making copies available for purchase, donating all proceeds to suicide prevention. In partnership with Seattle Refined, the most shared post will be read on air, and posted on seattlerefined.com.
Written by JamesMByers in portal Seattle Refined
Black Sun, Black Days
Born of grunge and metal's mirth
Beneath the pouring rain,
Swarmed Seattle; legend's birth
Incorporating pain.
Troubled childhood, feeling down
Within depression's clutch,
Chris Cornell, against a frown,
Ensnared a hopeful touch.
Sparking much debate in school,
Religion took a fall,
Hence removed from off the spool
As Chris had questioned all.
Drugs escaped into his mind
And solo seemed the path
He would walk as albeit blind,
Until musician's math
Forged a bond as guitars strummed
And drums in pounding beat
Measured in the way he hummed-
A symphony complete.
Gardens made of sound arrived;
The friendship formed a band.
Intercession, songs survived
And guided Chris's hand.
Rusty cages seemed outshined
And more so, I suppose.
Moving melodies defined
A Jesus Christ like pose.
Spoonman sung in deepest rays-
A black hole sun's delight.
Fell on darkened, blackest days
The way he lived in night.
Pretty noose foreshadowed doom;
A burden in the palm.
Blowing up the outside gloom,
The rhinosaur brought balm.
Black rain fell in drops of thought
As phantoms telephoned.
Been away too long and bought
The crooked steps he zoned.
Slave to audio conformed
As in between the the time
Garden of the sound reformed
To sink in the sublime,
Chris Cornell enjoyed a stay
As new friends jammed in tune.
Like a stone, they learned to play
The highway and the rune.
Be yourself- a mantra's gift
And time had come to pass.
Doesn't call reminder's lift
As out of exile's class
Fire, original in flame,
In revelation's scheme
Burned the solo album's game
As if some sort of dream.
No such thing, a scream long gone,
And many singles sung-
Finally the heart of stone
Forgotten settled, hung.
Temple of the dog avowed
Unsettled pasts revived.
Chris did all he was allowed
And for a while he thrived.
Never known, the reason why
Detroit became the place
Seeds were sewn as his reply;
A sadness filled his face.
Songs performed were not the same,
Conditioned on the ride.
Chris Cornell, a hallowed name,
Committed suicide.
This is for his wife and kids;
The Fans he left behind.
Sadness beckons as it skids
Across the bump and grind-
Friends will not forget the man
Enlisting lyrics writ.
Concerts from the deepest span
Ensure he will not quit.
Lost forever to the earth,
Inside us Chris will give.
Born of grunge and metal's mirth,
His death calls us to live.
#poetry  #prosechallenge  #news  #culture  #lyrics  #Itslit  #getlit  #ChrisCornell  #SeattleRefined 
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And More News from Around The World:

From The BusinessInsider.com: “NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets -- and 10 may be like Earth”.

From MSN.com: “Martha Stewart uses this secret ingredient for the best grilled cheese ever”.

From MSN.com: “Friend: Comey experienced 'grotesque impropriety' from Trump”.

From MSN.com: “Jay Z Comes Out of Retirement Yet Again to Release New '4:44' Album: Details!”

From MSN.com: “79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire”.

From MSN.com: “Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies from injuries sustained in boxing knockout loss”.

From Christianity.com: “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?”

From Phrases.Org.UK: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” - the meaning and origin of this phrase.

From TheGateWayPundit.com: “BOOM!! Protesters INTERRUPT Trump Assassination Play RUSH STAGE Screaming Goebbels Would Be Proud!”

From MSN.com: “Prince of Hearts: William Breaks Royal Protocol and Hugs Victim of Deadly London Fire”.

From CNN.com: “CNN, NYT, USA Today sue FBI over Comey memos”.

From Hosted2.ap.org: “Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time”.

From CNN.com: “A pro-Trump group is using Obama's voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia's special election”.

From TheGuardian.com: “North Korea accuses US authorities of 'mugging' at New York City airport”.

From Yahoo.com: “Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks”.

From The NYTimes.com: “Megyn Kelly Presses Alex Jones on Conspiracy Theories in NBC Interview”.

From The LATimes.com: “London fire death toll climbs to 30, but authorities say it's likely to go higher”.

From Money.CNN.com: “Sean Hannity's conspiracy theory puts pressure on Fox”.

From DavidIcke.com: “Bill O'Reilly Has a Thoroughly Bonkers New Conspiracy Theory About Why He Was Fired from Fox News”.

From The InternetMedicine.com: “Hong Kong biotech start-up claims world first in stem cell treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases”.

From NIH.gov: “Antibodies from Ebola survivor could lead to treatments and vaccines”.

From Nature.com: “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for treatment of multiple sclerosis”.

From EN.Wikipedia.org: “Stem-cell therapy”.

From Cirm.CA.gov: “The Power of Stem Cells”.

From ScienceDaily.com: “Novel monoclonal antibodies show promise for Alzheimer's disease treatment: Parkinson's disease may also be treated with potential therapy”.

From The NeuroScienceNews.com: “Antibody Therapy Creates New Opportunities For Treating Brain Diseases”.

From Blog.Cirm.CA.gov: “Stories that caught our eye: An antibody that could make stem cell research safer; scientists prepare for clinical trial for Parkinsons disease; and the stem cell scientist running for Congress”.

From NIH.gov: “Antibodies from Ebola survivor could lead to treatments and vaccines”.

   

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Written by BrandonKatrena
And More News from Around The World:

From The BusinessInsider.com: “NASA has discovered hundreds of potential new planets -- and 10 may be like Earth”.

From MSN.com: “Martha Stewart uses this secret ingredient for the best grilled cheese ever”.

From MSN.com: “Friend: Comey experienced 'grotesque impropriety' from Trump”.

From MSN.com: “Jay Z Comes Out of Retirement Yet Again to Release New '4:44' Album: Details!”

From MSN.com: “79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire”.

From MSN.com: “Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies from injuries sustained in boxing knockout loss”.

From Christianity.com: “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?”

From Phrases.Org.UK: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” - the meaning and origin of this phrase.

From TheGateWayPundit.com: “BOOM!! Protesters INTERRUPT Trump Assassination Play RUSH STAGE Screaming Goebbels Would Be Proud!”

From MSN.com: “Prince of Hearts: William Breaks Royal Protocol and Hugs Victim of Deadly London Fire”.

From CNN.com: “CNN, NYT, USA Today sue FBI over Comey memos”.

From Hosted2.ap.org: “Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time”.
From CNN.com: “A pro-Trump group is using Obama's voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia's special election”.

From TheGuardian.com: “North Korea accuses US authorities of 'mugging' at New York City airport”.

From Yahoo.com: “Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks”.

From The NYTimes.com: “Megyn Kelly Presses Alex Jones on Conspiracy Theories in NBC Interview”.

From The LATimes.com: “London fire death toll climbs to 30, but authorities say it's likely to go higher”.

From Money.CNN.com: “Sean Hannity's conspiracy theory puts pressure on Fox”.

From DavidIcke.com: “Bill O'Reilly Has a Thoroughly Bonkers New Conspiracy Theory About Why He Was Fired from Fox News”.

From The InternetMedicine.com: “Hong Kong biotech start-up claims world first in stem cell treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases”.

From NIH.gov: “Antibodies from Ebola survivor could lead to treatments and vaccines”.

From Nature.com: “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for treatment of multiple sclerosis”.

From EN.Wikipedia.org: “Stem-cell therapy”.

From Cirm.CA.gov: “The Power of Stem Cells”.

From ScienceDaily.com: “Novel monoclonal antibodies show promise for Alzheimer's disease treatment: Parkinson's disease may also be treated with potential therapy”.

From The NeuroScienceNews.com: “Antibody Therapy Creates New Opportunities For Treating Brain Diseases”.

From Blog.Cirm.CA.gov: “Stories that caught our eye: An antibody that could make stem cell research safer; scientists prepare for clinical trial for Parkinsons disease; and the stem cell scientist running for Congress”.

From NIH.gov: “Antibodies from Ebola survivor could lead to treatments and vaccines”.
   
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Written by SelfTitled in portal Comedy

2001-Now; What's Happened

I was three months old when the Twin Towers fell

desperate bodies falling from it; 2001--

with the false-hope that they would somehow make it out alive

or maybe they wanted to go in a way that was less painful

maybe Osama could have thought differently

if he had an iPod in his hands,

but that came around a little while later,

unfortunate, really.

2002, I'm not even one yet

when the Euro starts circulating

a good fifteen years before England said "deuces"

but let's not harp on the future.

The world, however, is space happy

because if we can't look to the future, we can look elsewhere

many Star Wars episodes (Star Trek, you can go sit down) later

we've got rovers up on Mars

waving down at us;

"How ya doin'!"

2003 and I don't know what's worse,

the heatwave, the Taliban, or MySpace...

at least China's on the go

with, you know, outer space,

then we get Web 2.0!

(did not intend that to rhyme)

2004, Baby Bush is back

("Fool me once, shame on you... shame on me... fool me twice, you can't get fooled again.)

Yeah...

We're skipping the rest.

2005! YouTube is here!

Ready to give you all of your cute cat videos

because you're too lazy to go get a cat yourself--

what other goodness comes out of 2k05?

Katrina, you say? Is she hot? Oh no, she's wet.

But not in a good way.

(It's just a joke.)

At least there's Angela Merkel,

on her way to be TIME Magazine's most powerful person

in several years, when Obama is here

(It's okay, Chancellor, we miss Obama, too.)

2006-- Twitter!

Which is now the playroom of an orange-faced idiot.

So there's really nothing good about that.

And poor Pluto got demoted, not worthy enough to orbit

with the Big Kids. But it's okay,

in her absence, she'll go blonde and shock Earth speechless.

And apparently that's a lot more going on here--

like North Korea! Snorting lines of nuclear waste one test at a time.

And Africa! ...I think you lost a rhino.

2007! It's another world recession! Hopefully no wars come out of this.

Not that I know of. But the ice caps are melting

and only one hero can save the polar bears

if you donate $0.99 a day, you can be

that hero they need. Or you can, like, start

believing in Global Warming and actually

do something about all of this Greenhouse Gases

you keep shitting. But that doesn't become a big deal

until a little later. And then it doesn't because

that Twitter-Fiend from last year kinda

told Paris to go fuck itself. Well, that's one way

of Making America Great Again.

We also get the iPhone! Which is so cool!

You can snap it in half-- so cool!

2008. Time to get serious here.

I'm seven years old,

I still remember the tears in my parents' eyes

when Barack Obama was declared the

President-Elect. And I didn't understand the big deal

until I was eight and his middle name came up.

But that's in 2009, let's focus on the joys 2008 gave us

other than the best family cook-out ever after Obama was elected;

we've got a booming internet! So you can watch all of your porn

before mommy gets home from Trader Joe's. Beijing hosts

the Olympic Games! The Russians actually have a President!

(I honest to God didn't even think the word "President" existed over there)

2009-- OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!

AND NOW WE NEED TO SEE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE

BECAUSE DEM MUSLIMS CANT BE PRESIDENT EVEN IF THEY'RE

US NATIVES. ONLY WHITE SONS OF BITCHES THAT BELIEVE

IN THE LORD AND SAVIOR AND SPEAK DAT GOOD

AMURICAN CAN BE PRES! YEEEEHAAAAAWWW!

(If you read that with a Texas accent, bless you)

(Not trying to stereotype here.)

(But Obama got too much strife in his eight years for his own good)

But what else is new? The Moon has water! So now we need to figure out a way to

harvest it because we're fucking up our own water! Why not bomb the moon?

(Huston, I've found many problems.)

And now the tallest man-made structure in the world is completed!

So now we can try touching God and he can strike us down like

disrespectful heathens!

2010-- Haiti's Earthquake

My grandma really doesn't lie when she says that county is cursed

but then again, she blames the voodoo and says this is God punishing them

so um.......

Obama and the rest of the world donated billions to help them though!

Which is good!

Then the government in Haiti used it all for themselves!

Which is bad. Which is actually, quite honestly, fucked up.

But hey, I ain't ruling a country.

We also have iPads now!

Which is probably what the Haitian government spent all of their money on.

(Okay, now I'm being a sarcastic cunt)

And finally...

HOLY SHIT, THE WATER IS BLACK!

Yep, you've guessed it.

BP fucked up! Yay!

And now the Gulf of Mexico and everywhere attached it it has toxic water that kills animals, yay!

2011-- Japan gets an earthquake that kills some

then a tsunami that kills the rest. And during this time, I remember,

I was ten and so obsessed with anime

that I thought I was Japanese, too,

so when they hurt, I hurt.

But then my American spirit came back to me cuz

YEEEHAAAWWW THATS RIGHT WE KILLED DAT SON OF A BITCH OSAMA THERE YA GO, OBAMA, DATS MY PRES RIGHT DERE!

(Again, Texas accent)

And now there's so many babies on Earth that we have seven billion people!

2012-- OBAMA'S STILL HERE!

(Probably because he doesn't have a binder full of women...)

We keep molesting Mars!

And the Mayan calander ends so everyone thinks that the world is gonna end!

(But it doesn't. The world ends in 2016, obviously.)

2013-- North Korea is still getting high off of that nuclear waste.

Apparently the NSA has been watching you watch porn while you watched the window

making sure that your mom isn't home from Trader Joe's. Because, you know,

you could be a terrorist so your privacy does not matter.

Finally, a rivalry that will strike the world emerges...

PS4 vs. XBox One! Fight! (Mortal Combat music here)

2014-- THE WORLD KEEPS GETTING MORE RAINBABIES!

PRAISE THE GAY IN ENGLAND AND WALES!

More people are molesting Mars, by the way.

Even comets are copping a feel.

NATO pulls out of Afghanistan.

Finally.

Because they came and passed out, like, ages ago.

(Again, it's a joke)

Plus a new World Trade Center opened... for some reason!

2015-- Remember that Twitter-Fiend I threw shade at in the previous years?

Well, apparently he's running for president.

And he's gonna build a wall.

And Mexico is gonna pay for it.

And he's gonna kick out all the Muslims.

And he wants Obama's birth certificate even though Obama already said "fuck you."

And he's gonna police the inner cities with black people harder.

And he's gonna get rid of Roe v. Wade.

And he told the Pope to fuck off.

And he's gonna repeal Obamacare, possibly killing the majority of America.

And thus begins the end of the world.

At least Queen Elizabeth is still kicking.

She said that she'll take us over when she gets the chance.

Bless her.

And by the way, Pluto is blonde now and we're all super into that.

2016-- ...It's the end of the world as we know it.

And I'm not talking about the Twitter-Fiend.

A gay club is shot up in Orlando, marking it one of the worst terrorist attacks since 9/11,

but hey. It don't matter apparently.

And now the world is so fucked up that "Three Person Babies" exist.

Police brutality is now caught on video more times than I shower a day.

"Grab 'em by the pussy," is something appropriate that a president should say

(said most of the Republican Party)

Hillary's emails. What the fuck.

And then, the moment you've all been waiting for:

"Obama out." NO COME BACK PLEASE OBAMA! (said Chancellor Merkel)

2017-- I'm sixteen now.

I've gotta say, looking back on this makes me laugh

there's been a lot of growth

there's been a lot of pain.

But it's all worth it. It'll get better.

...Just impeach that tiny-handed, sexual harassing piece of shit already.

Him and his entire administration.

Jesus help us.

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Written by SelfTitled in portal Comedy
2001-Now; What's Happened
I was three months old when the Twin Towers fell
desperate bodies falling from it; 2001--
with the false-hope that they would somehow make it out alive
or maybe they wanted to go in a way that was less painful
maybe Osama could have thought differently
if he had an iPod in his hands,
but that came around a little while later,
unfortunate, really.
2002, I'm not even one yet
when the Euro starts circulating
a good fifteen years before England said "deuces"
but let's not harp on the future.
The world, however, is space happy
because if we can't look to the future, we can look elsewhere
many Star Wars episodes (Star Trek, you can go sit down) later
we've got rovers up on Mars
waving down at us;
"How ya doin'!"
2003 and I don't know what's worse,
the heatwave, the Taliban, or MySpace...
at least China's on the go
with, you know, outer space,
then we get Web 2.0!
(did not intend that to rhyme)
2004, Baby Bush is back
("Fool me once, shame on you... shame on me... fool me twice, you can't get fooled again.)
Yeah...
We're skipping the rest.
2005! YouTube is here!
Ready to give you all of your cute cat videos
because you're too lazy to go get a cat yourself--
what other goodness comes out of 2k05?
Katrina, you say? Is she hot? Oh no, she's wet.
But not in a good way.
(It's just a joke.)
At least there's Angela Merkel,
on her way to be TIME Magazine's most powerful person
in several years, when Obama is here
(It's okay, Chancellor, we miss Obama, too.)
2006-- Twitter!
Which is now the playroom of an orange-faced idiot.
So there's really nothing good about that.
And poor Pluto got demoted, not worthy enough to orbit
with the Big Kids. But it's okay,
in her absence, she'll go blonde and shock Earth speechless.
And apparently that's a lot more going on here--
like North Korea! Snorting lines of nuclear waste one test at a time.
And Africa! ...I think you lost a rhino.
2007! It's another world recession! Hopefully no wars come out of this.
Not that I know of. But the ice caps are melting
and only one hero can save the polar bears
if you donate $0.99 a day, you can be
that hero they need. Or you can, like, start
believing in Global Warming and actually
do something about all of this Greenhouse Gases
you keep shitting. But that doesn't become a big deal
until a little later. And then it doesn't because
that Twitter-Fiend from last year kinda
told Paris to go fuck itself. Well, that's one way
of Making America Great Again.
We also get the iPhone! Which is so cool!
You can snap it in half-- so cool!
2008. Time to get serious here.
I'm seven years old,
I still remember the tears in my parents' eyes
when Barack Obama was declared the
President-Elect. And I didn't understand the big deal
until I was eight and his middle name came up.
But that's in 2009, let's focus on the joys 2008 gave us
other than the best family cook-out ever after Obama was elected;
we've got a booming internet! So you can watch all of your porn
before mommy gets home from Trader Joe's. Beijing hosts
the Olympic Games! The Russians actually have a President!
(I honest to God didn't even think the word "President" existed over there)
2009-- OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!
AND NOW WE NEED TO SEE HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE
BECAUSE DEM MUSLIMS CANT BE PRESIDENT EVEN IF THEY'RE
US NATIVES. ONLY WHITE SONS OF BITCHES THAT BELIEVE
IN THE LORD AND SAVIOR AND SPEAK DAT GOOD
AMURICAN CAN BE PRES! YEEEEHAAAAAWWW!
(If you read that with a Texas accent, bless you)
(Not trying to stereotype here.)
(But Obama got too much strife in his eight years for his own good)
But what else is new? The Moon has water! So now we need to figure out a way to
harvest it because we're fucking up our own water! Why not bomb the moon?
(Huston, I've found many problems.)
And now the tallest man-made structure in the world is completed!
So now we can try touching God and he can strike us down like
disrespectful heathens!
2010-- Haiti's Earthquake
My grandma really doesn't lie when she says that county is cursed
but then again, she blames the voodoo and says this is God punishing them
so um.......
Obama and the rest of the world donated billions to help them though!
Which is good!
Then the government in Haiti used it all for themselves!
Which is bad. Which is actually, quite honestly, fucked up.
But hey, I ain't ruling a country.
We also have iPads now!
Which is probably what the Haitian government spent all of their money on.
(Okay, now I'm being a sarcastic cunt)
And finally...
HOLY SHIT, THE WATER IS BLACK!
Yep, you've guessed it.
BP fucked up! Yay!
And now the Gulf of Mexico and everywhere attached it it has toxic water that kills animals, yay!
2011-- Japan gets an earthquake that kills some
then a tsunami that kills the rest. And during this time, I remember,
I was ten and so obsessed with anime
that I thought I was Japanese, too,
so when they hurt, I hurt.
But then my American spirit came back to me cuz
YEEEHAAAWWW THATS RIGHT WE KILLED DAT SON OF A BITCH OSAMA THERE YA GO, OBAMA, DATS MY PRES RIGHT DERE!
(Again, Texas accent)
And now there's so many babies on Earth that we have seven billion people!
2012-- OBAMA'S STILL HERE!
(Probably because he doesn't have a binder full of women...)
We keep molesting Mars!
And the Mayan calander ends so everyone thinks that the world is gonna end!
(But it doesn't. The world ends in 2016, obviously.)
2013-- North Korea is still getting high off of that nuclear waste.
Apparently the NSA has been watching you watch porn while you watched the window
making sure that your mom isn't home from Trader Joe's. Because, you know,
you could be a terrorist so your privacy does not matter.
Finally, a rivalry that will strike the world emerges...
PS4 vs. XBox One! Fight! (Mortal Combat music here)
2014-- THE WORLD KEEPS GETTING MORE RAINBABIES!
PRAISE THE GAY IN ENGLAND AND WALES!
More people are molesting Mars, by the way.
Even comets are copping a feel.
NATO pulls out of Afghanistan.
Finally.
Because they came and passed out, like, ages ago.
(Again, it's a joke)
Plus a new World Trade Center opened... for some reason!
2015-- Remember that Twitter-Fiend I threw shade at in the previous years?
Well, apparently he's running for president.
And he's gonna build a wall.
And Mexico is gonna pay for it.
And he's gonna kick out all the Muslims.
And he wants Obama's birth certificate even though Obama already said "fuck you."
And he's gonna police the inner cities with black people harder.
And he's gonna get rid of Roe v. Wade.
And he told the Pope to fuck off.
And he's gonna repeal Obamacare, possibly killing the majority of America.
And thus begins the end of the world.
At least Queen Elizabeth is still kicking.
She said that she'll take us over when she gets the chance.
Bless her.
And by the way, Pluto is blonde now and we're all super into that.
2016-- ...It's the end of the world as we know it.
And I'm not talking about the Twitter-Fiend.
A gay club is shot up in Orlando, marking it one of the worst terrorist attacks since 9/11,
but hey. It don't matter apparently.
And now the world is so fucked up that "Three Person Babies" exist.
Police brutality is now caught on video more times than I shower a day.
"Grab 'em by the pussy," is something appropriate that a president should say
(said most of the Republican Party)
Hillary's emails. What the fuck.
And then, the moment you've all been waiting for:
"Obama out." NO COME BACK PLEASE OBAMA! (said Chancellor Merkel)
2017-- I'm sixteen now.
I've gotta say, looking back on this makes me laugh
there's been a lot of growth
there's been a lot of pain.
But it's all worth it. It'll get better.
...Just impeach that tiny-handed, sexual harassing piece of shit already.
Him and his entire administration.
Jesus help us.
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Rita Moreau Joins Patzi Gil’s ‘Joy on Paper’

NOTE: Rita Moreau, author of “Feisty Nuns” and “Bribing Saint Anthony,” will be featured as a special contributor on Patzi Gil’s “Joy on Paper” radio show, broadcast twice weekly on WTAN and available online at http://www.tantalk1340.com.

Clearwater, FL — Patzi Gil, host of  “Joy on Paper” (www.radio-joyonpaper.com), has announced that mystery writer Rita Moreau has been added as a special contributor. The show is broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., on WTAN, 1340-AM, 106.1-FM, and is available online at http://www.tantalk1340.com, as well as nationally on the Starcom Network.

The show’s host summarized the book-oriented program this way: “My goal is to help authors reach readers and to inspire those who are dreaming of writing to follow their dream.”

“Joy on Paper” recently celebrated its second anniversary; the long-term goal is for the show to appear on more than 100 stations by the end of the year. Adding Moreau is a step in that direction.

“I am so thrilled and honored that author Rita Moreau has joined Joy On Paper as a special contributor for a new segment: Book Buzz—The Best of Mysteries,” Patzi said. “Rita knows mysteries—the author of three mysteries herself, she is a connoisseur of the genre.”

Rita can also be heard at www.radio-joyonpaper.com/book-buzz-mysteries.

Moreau is the author of “Feisty Nuns,” “Bribing Saint Anthony,” and “Nuns! Psychics! & Gypsies Oh No!” She’s just one of many authors Joy On Paper has featured. Others include Mary Higgins Clark, Carolyn G. Hart, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Robin Cook, Jojo Moyes, Brad Meltzer, Margaret George, Deborah Johnson, James Shapiro, David E. Hoffman, C. J. Box and Lori Wilde.

“It’s my joy to talk every week to amazing authors—from best-selling New York Times authors to those who’ve just released their first book,” Patzi said. “For me, it’s always fun to hear about the passion to write and what it takes to become a published author. It’s fun for me to hear their stories, and I hope that their words will inspire new writers.”

A film screenwriter with a deep affection for books, Patzi doesn’t limit her guest list to big-name authors from New York or Los Angeles. She is constantly looking to interview newbies, local authors and others in the Tampa Bay literary community.

ABOUT: For more info, visit www.Radio-JoyOnPaper.com. Joy on Paper is broadcast twice weekly (Tuesdays & Thursday, 11 a.m.) on WTAN, 1340-AM, 106.1-FM, and online at www.tantalk1340.com, as well as nationally on the Starcom Network. Archives are available as podcasts at http://www.radio-joyonpaper.com/archive-1.

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Rita Moreau Joins Patzi Gil’s ‘Joy on Paper’
NOTE: Rita Moreau, author of “Feisty Nuns” and “Bribing Saint Anthony,” will be featured as a special contributor on Patzi Gil’s “Joy on Paper” radio show, broadcast twice weekly on WTAN and available online at http://www.tantalk1340.com.

Clearwater, FL — Patzi Gil, host of  “Joy on Paper” (www.radio-joyonpaper.com), has announced that mystery writer Rita Moreau has been added as a special contributor. The show is broadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., on WTAN, 1340-AM, 106.1-FM, and is available online at http://www.tantalk1340.com, as well as nationally on the Starcom Network.

The show’s host summarized the book-oriented program this way: “My goal is to help authors reach readers and to inspire those who are dreaming of writing to follow their dream.”

“Joy on Paper” recently celebrated its second anniversary; the long-term goal is for the show to appear on more than 100 stations by the end of the year. Adding Moreau is a step in that direction.

“I am so thrilled and honored that author Rita Moreau has joined Joy On Paper as a special contributor for a new segment: Book Buzz—The Best of Mysteries,” Patzi said. “Rita knows mysteries—the author of three mysteries herself, she is a connoisseur of the genre.”

Rita can also be heard at www.radio-joyonpaper.com/book-buzz-mysteries.

Moreau is the author of “Feisty Nuns,” “Bribing Saint Anthony,” and “Nuns! Psychics! & Gypsies Oh No!” She’s just one of many authors Joy On Paper has featured. Others include Mary Higgins Clark, Carolyn G. Hart, Lawrence Block, Sue Grafton, Robin Cook, Jojo Moyes, Brad Meltzer, Margaret George, Deborah Johnson, James Shapiro, David E. Hoffman, C. J. Box and Lori Wilde.

“It’s my joy to talk every week to amazing authors—from best-selling New York Times authors to those who’ve just released their first book,” Patzi said. “For me, it’s always fun to hear about the passion to write and what it takes to become a published author. It’s fun for me to hear their stories, and I hope that their words will inspire new writers.”

A film screenwriter with a deep affection for books, Patzi doesn’t limit her guest list to big-name authors from New York or Los Angeles. She is constantly looking to interview newbies, local authors and others in the Tampa Bay literary community.

ABOUT: For more info, visit www.Radio-JoyOnPaper.com. Joy on Paper is broadcast twice weekly (Tuesdays & Thursday, 11 a.m.) on WTAN, 1340-AM, 106.1-FM, and online at www.tantalk1340.com, as well as nationally on the Starcom Network. Archives are available as podcasts at http://www.radio-joyonpaper.com/archive-1.


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Meatloaf The Cop and The Trashy Dreamer

Meatloaf hugged each "witness" as they left the courtroom. I was sequestered to my own hell in the hallway, sworn in under "The Rule". The rule is complicated, and until that very moment in my life I didn't know it existed. I was sworn to shut up, vowed on an oath with my right hand in the air to a judge, with every other witness. Our rule was simple- we would not talk about the case with anyone, including (and especially) each other.

There were 30 witnesses for the state, and only a few for the defense. I was on the defense so my place of solitaire was in the hallway on a bench made of oak, engraved with the star of Texas. I wondered how many people sat before me on that bench, in my position. How many sat here awaiting the fate of their loved one? The states witnesses had a room with food, coffee and comfortable seating. Rooms for "prepping".

Meatloaf was what I called the overweight man who escorted the witnesses in and out of the courtroom. I wasn't allowed to talk, so I didn't ask his name. I didn't know his role exactly, but I knew he wore a badge, so he was a cop of some sort. He dressed for court, and wore a tweed blazer so he wasn't a beat cop. I sat on the 3rd floor of the county courthouse for 5 days, 48 hours to be exact.

My solitaire confinement was hell. I couldn't ask my family what had happened, and could only read it on their faces. Poker faces were best, exhausted faces meant maybe it was iffy, but tears- tears were bad. Tears meant they'd seen something horrible. In those moments I was grateful I'd been ordered out by the Judge.

What details I did learn, I learned from Meatloaf. Meatloaf was white, about 65, redneck and cornfed. A big ol boy from Texas. Maybe 6'2", and easily pushing 275. Nice enough, but he was paid to be nice. I guessed what his life was like, what he did on the weekends, what his family might be like. He seemed like his wife tried to match his outfits for important court dates, but maybe she wasn't the best at that. His face was scruffy and puffy, with a mustache that had greyed. Meatloaf seemed to fit, so it stuck.

I could tell he didn't know who I was either- he eyeballed me. Dressed in a Calvin Klein suit, I was ready to take on the world, yet crumbling inside. He watched me, as I typed on my phone, as I wrote in my journal. With each escorted witness in and out I jotted down notes:

Meatloaf told overweight lady in tank top and sandals that she did a great job. Her outfit wasn't court appropriate according to the rules clearly posted outside the 3rd floor district court. No flip flops, no tank tops. No talking about the case. Obviously she didn't take the rule as seriously as I did, it wasn't her persons life on the line. Meatloaf hugged her and said she'd done it exactly as they'd discussed.

My brain went haywire. Just a few hours earlier we were sworn in all together to not discuss the case with each other, to anyone, and especially in front of other witnesses UNLESS a prosecutor or defense attorney was present. If this happened the rule was broken and the witnesses were void. Did I miss something? I'd seen 50 or more people walk into the courtroom that day. I could only guess what they were for, but I knew from previous encounters and my own research who she was. And she was sworn in 5 feet from me. Fucking rule breaker.

I continued my notes:

Meatloaf held the second set of double doors open and they carried on their conversation. She laughed. Why did she laugh? He walked her about 20 feet to the elevator and pressed the button. I hear them talking about the case. She says in the mouth southern undereducated twang imaginable: "I know I didn't know him (talking about the deceased) but it was like I was right there with him. He comes to my dreams every night and I say, it's okay Joe, go with God. I can still hear him moaning and begging for his life. I know that I wasn't there with him but I feel like I was. Maybe it's just my imagination, it has been two years. But it's just like the Lord is telling me to tell this story! And every night I tell him it's okay and to just let go, and go with God. He was a good man, I mean I didn't know him, I'd never met him. But he meets me every night in my dreams. And so that's what I told the jury. I told them just like I remembered it. Maybe it was one shot I heard, maybe 3? I really can't remember but I do know I remember everything he tells me in my dreams."

"Well", Meatloaf touched her back, "I'm sure that is exactly what happened. And you did it just like we talked about. Our memories do miraculous things! I'm glad you were with him, even in the dreams."

What the fuck did I just hear? My whole family just hears this bullshit? My hands were shaking as I climbed up from the hard oak bench. I took steps towards them planning my words... do I say something? Do I intervene? Do I get closer to hear more? I'm so angry I can't stand and my legs are shaky. How is this a "witness"? I knew of her- she was the one who called in a day later claiming to have heard the whole altercation, at 330am, from 5 football fields away, when an actual witness, the only witness who actually saw some of the event said nothing of the sort. The STATE OF TEXAS let this woman, this drama queen dream bitch on the stand. They let her speak lies. They let her give an emotional plea to a jury about someone she doesn't know coming to her in her dreams? Are you FUCKING kidding me? Her hysterics were comical, an emotional lie for attention. A desperate move for the State. An attempt to put a woman 500 yards away in an event that nearly killed the person I love?

I approach Meatloaf and blinged out trashy dream queen. "Going down?", Meatloaf asks. "Um, sure," I replied, not sure of what my next move would be. The elevator doors opened. First the trashy liar climbs in, hobbling from her dollar store flip flops, and I follow. Before the elevator doors shut I say to Meatloaf, "I'm sorry- what's your name?"

He answers, "Buckley, why?"

"Oh, I was just making sure I knew what your name was, thanks!", I replied in a smart ass but upbeat tone and I smiled.

The elevator doors shut and with about 2 inches left he sticks his hand in from the foyer, abruptly stopping the elevator. My heart skipped a beat.

"Why? Can I help you with something?", he says, perplexed. I'd caught him off guard.

"Why actually you can. Are you a prosecutor?"

"No, I'm an investigator"

"Oh, okay! Well glad to know. Thanks!"

"Why", he presses harder, trying to size me up.

"Oh, just wanted to see if you were a prosecutor or an attorney, just want to make sure we're all following the rules here. Very serious stuff". I smiled wide and the elevator doors shut. His face was blank, and he knew he'd fucked up.

Trashy dreams looked over at me, I could smell her dollar store musty perfume. I guess she was so caught up in her lies this morning that she forgot who I was. She's sworn in next to me earlier that day, I guess she thought I was an attorney for something else or she was just utterly dumb. I stared straight ahead, because I wasn't going to break the fucking "Rule". No way- it was too important.

"Ugh, Murder Trial", she said in the trashiest southern twang, swinging her purse onto her shoulder. (Muh-er-dur Tryallll)

I hit the button for the 2nd floor right on time. "Yep", I said as I walked out head held high.

I knew the system was fucked. I knew they'd go to great lengths to attempt to convict my brother, but this- this was masterpiece theater, trailer park style. They had no idea who'd they'd waged war on. And thank God my Calvin Klein suit made my ass look good, because that is the last time she'll ever see me until her name is published in my book. I hope she remembers me walking off that elevator, and that no amount of money or drama or attention whore fame will ever bring her from trash to class. Her 15 minutes on the stand were lies, her 15 minutes were through. She has her own God to deal with now. I mean, after all, she's a "Christian", lying is still a sin, right?? Her 15 minutes were up. But mine were just starting, and 15 minutes will never be enough for me to tell this story. My story is timeless.

*based on true events. Real names changed for privacy.

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Meatloaf The Cop and The Trashy Dreamer
Meatloaf hugged each "witness" as they left the courtroom. I was sequestered to my own hell in the hallway, sworn in under "The Rule". The rule is complicated, and until that very moment in my life I didn't know it existed. I was sworn to shut up, vowed on an oath with my right hand in the air to a judge, with every other witness. Our rule was simple- we would not talk about the case with anyone, including (and especially) each other.
There were 30 witnesses for the state, and only a few for the defense. I was on the defense so my place of solitaire was in the hallway on a bench made of oak, engraved with the star of Texas. I wondered how many people sat before me on that bench, in my position. How many sat here awaiting the fate of their loved one? The states witnesses had a room with food, coffee and comfortable seating. Rooms for "prepping".

Meatloaf was what I called the overweight man who escorted the witnesses in and out of the courtroom. I wasn't allowed to talk, so I didn't ask his name. I didn't know his role exactly, but I knew he wore a badge, so he was a cop of some sort. He dressed for court, and wore a tweed blazer so he wasn't a beat cop. I sat on the 3rd floor of the county courthouse for 5 days, 48 hours to be exact.
My solitaire confinement was hell. I couldn't ask my family what had happened, and could only read it on their faces. Poker faces were best, exhausted faces meant maybe it was iffy, but tears- tears were bad. Tears meant they'd seen something horrible. In those moments I was grateful I'd been ordered out by the Judge.

What details I did learn, I learned from Meatloaf. Meatloaf was white, about 65, redneck and cornfed. A big ol boy from Texas. Maybe 6'2", and easily pushing 275. Nice enough, but he was paid to be nice. I guessed what his life was like, what he did on the weekends, what his family might be like. He seemed like his wife tried to match his outfits for important court dates, but maybe she wasn't the best at that. His face was scruffy and puffy, with a mustache that had greyed. Meatloaf seemed to fit, so it stuck.
I could tell he didn't know who I was either- he eyeballed me. Dressed in a Calvin Klein suit, I was ready to take on the world, yet crumbling inside. He watched me, as I typed on my phone, as I wrote in my journal. With each escorted witness in and out I jotted down notes:
Meatloaf told overweight lady in tank top and sandals that she did a great job. Her outfit wasn't court appropriate according to the rules clearly posted outside the 3rd floor district court. No flip flops, no tank tops. No talking about the case. Obviously she didn't take the rule as seriously as I did, it wasn't her persons life on the line. Meatloaf hugged her and said she'd done it exactly as they'd discussed.

My brain went haywire. Just a few hours earlier we were sworn in all together to not discuss the case with each other, to anyone, and especially in front of other witnesses UNLESS a prosecutor or defense attorney was present. If this happened the rule was broken and the witnesses were void. Did I miss something? I'd seen 50 or more people walk into the courtroom that day. I could only guess what they were for, but I knew from previous encounters and my own research who she was. And she was sworn in 5 feet from me. Fucking rule breaker.

I continued my notes:

Meatloaf held the second set of double doors open and they carried on their conversation. She laughed. Why did she laugh? He walked her about 20 feet to the elevator and pressed the button. I hear them talking about the case. She says in the mouth southern undereducated twang imaginable: "I know I didn't know him (talking about the deceased) but it was like I was right there with him. He comes to my dreams every night and I say, it's okay Joe, go with God. I can still hear him moaning and begging for his life. I know that I wasn't there with him but I feel like I was. Maybe it's just my imagination, it has been two years. But it's just like the Lord is telling me to tell this story! And every night I tell him it's okay and to just let go, and go with God. He was a good man, I mean I didn't know him, I'd never met him. But he meets me every night in my dreams. And so that's what I told the jury. I told them just like I remembered it. Maybe it was one shot I heard, maybe 3? I really can't remember but I do know I remember everything he tells me in my dreams."
"Well", Meatloaf touched her back, "I'm sure that is exactly what happened. And you did it just like we talked about. Our memories do miraculous things! I'm glad you were with him, even in the dreams."

What the fuck did I just hear? My whole family just hears this bullshit? My hands were shaking as I climbed up from the hard oak bench. I took steps towards them planning my words... do I say something? Do I intervene? Do I get closer to hear more? I'm so angry I can't stand and my legs are shaky. How is this a "witness"? I knew of her- she was the one who called in a day later claiming to have heard the whole altercation, at 330am, from 5 football fields away, when an actual witness, the only witness who actually saw some of the event said nothing of the sort. The STATE OF TEXAS let this woman, this drama queen dream bitch on the stand. They let her speak lies. They let her give an emotional plea to a jury about someone she doesn't know coming to her in her dreams? Are you FUCKING kidding me? Her hysterics were comical, an emotional lie for attention. A desperate move for the State. An attempt to put a woman 500 yards away in an event that nearly killed the person I love?

I approach Meatloaf and blinged out trashy dream queen. "Going down?", Meatloaf asks. "Um, sure," I replied, not sure of what my next move would be. The elevator doors opened. First the trashy liar climbs in, hobbling from her dollar store flip flops, and I follow. Before the elevator doors shut I say to Meatloaf, "I'm sorry- what's your name?"
He answers, "Buckley, why?"
"Oh, I was just making sure I knew what your name was, thanks!", I replied in a smart ass but upbeat tone and I smiled.
The elevator doors shut and with about 2 inches left he sticks his hand in from the foyer, abruptly stopping the elevator. My heart skipped a beat.

"Why? Can I help you with something?", he says, perplexed. I'd caught him off guard.
"Why actually you can. Are you a prosecutor?"
"No, I'm an investigator"
"Oh, okay! Well glad to know. Thanks!"
"Why", he presses harder, trying to size me up.
"Oh, just wanted to see if you were a prosecutor or an attorney, just want to make sure we're all following the rules here. Very serious stuff". I smiled wide and the elevator doors shut. His face was blank, and he knew he'd fucked up.

Trashy dreams looked over at me, I could smell her dollar store musty perfume. I guess she was so caught up in her lies this morning that she forgot who I was. She's sworn in next to me earlier that day, I guess she thought I was an attorney for something else or she was just utterly dumb. I stared straight ahead, because I wasn't going to break the fucking "Rule". No way- it was too important.
"Ugh, Murder Trial", she said in the trashiest southern twang, swinging her purse onto her shoulder. (Muh-er-dur Tryallll)
I hit the button for the 2nd floor right on time. "Yep", I said as I walked out head held high.

I knew the system was fucked. I knew they'd go to great lengths to attempt to convict my brother, but this- this was masterpiece theater, trailer park style. They had no idea who'd they'd waged war on. And thank God my Calvin Klein suit made my ass look good, because that is the last time she'll ever see me until her name is published in my book. I hope she remembers me walking off that elevator, and that no amount of money or drama or attention whore fame will ever bring her from trash to class. Her 15 minutes on the stand were lies, her 15 minutes were through. She has her own God to deal with now. I mean, after all, she's a "Christian", lying is still a sin, right?? Her 15 minutes were up. But mine were just starting, and 15 minutes will never be enough for me to tell this story. My story is timeless.

*based on true events. Real names changed for privacy.
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