Sign for the communist-leaning group Antifa in France. ‘Commie Carcinomas’ and Other Poetry by Don Shook The Society October 18, 2017 Beauty, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 6 Comments Commie Carcinomas When least expected they arrive, an avant garde of hordes wielding a deadly pestilence like slashing, bloody swords. Discovered far too often when repulsion is too late, as they, metastasized, become dictators of our fate. Inciting panic born of fear beyond all sane repose, they spread with rampant tentacles the horror they impose. So fortify a strong resolve, engage a will of stone to battle this incessant curse afraid, but un-alone. Rip out the gangs of fear and death, abandon thoughts of woe, engage them in a struggle that will crush this deadly foe. Unwavering our quest must be, relentless in our fight to rid the earth of this dread beast with courage and with might. There will be suffering and death, debilitating pain; but in the end the foe will bend, and its demise our gain. Cosmosis Try to wrap your mind around A concept not withstanding A universe with no outside, Eternally expanding. A time infolding on itself That yields today tomorrow, And yesterdays from each to find A now from which to borrow. Consider then the infinite, That veil of enigmatic, Unending imposition which Finds motion in the static. And recondite the starry light, Recording a beginning When chaos from a finite point Sent space forever spinning. Ponder this and you will know, While in such contemplation, That beyond our comprehension is The wonder of Creation. Don Shook wearing the many hats of actor, director, producer and author has award-winning scripts, television shows, and theatrical productions in his bag of credits. Formally with NBC in New York, he performed at Carnegie Hall in Tom Booth’s opera “Gentlemen In Waiting”, announced on air for WNBC, and was part of “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. He also taught music and drama at Texas A&M at Commerce, Duncanville High School, Temple Jr. College, Greenville Junior High and Brookhaven College in Dallas. Mr. Shook has written five novels, four screenplays, an acting handbook and over a dozen teleplays and wrote, directed and produced three shows, in Branson, Missouri. He has conducted Masters Acting Workshops for Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth and at The Granbury Opera Academy in Granbury, Texas. www.donshook.com/dshook3 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Amy Foreman October 18, 2017 Don, you are the master of the iamb! Your phrasings and meters are delightful to read. “Cosmosis” is one of the finest I have ever read. Thank you for sharing! Reply anon October 18, 2017 i find that i only benefit when doing things from a positive aspect. this is great to see this here. it’s measured. my emotions tend to be too intense. maybe it’s ptsd. so i sometimes sink into the same extremes as the left in terms of hate and vitriol. but this is a god poem. it’s clear, rational, and, i believe, correct. thank you. Reply Michael Dashiell October 18, 2017 I liked Comosis. All we need to do to get out of ourselves is to pause at night and search the stars. Reply George Patton October 19, 2017 These are impressive well-made poems, Mr Shook. I especially like ‘Commie Carcinomas’. Reply David Hollywood October 21, 2017 Very stimulating poetry. Thank you Reply TJ Myers February 1, 2018 I love how your poems take me away to different places and times. They can reach inside me and bring out buried feelings I yearn to feel. Thank you… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.