They Say He Was a Carpenter | Poem

They say He was a carpenter.
I can only say,
I have known carpenters.
They don’t seemed to have been trained.
They seem to have always known boards
and decks
and floors
and walls
and square, always square
like a flag their square
like Plato’s perfect order,
Shakespeare’s law,
their square.
I wonder if He was on a roof
hoisting rafters without a shirt
driving ancient nails into ancient boards,
glistening in the summer sun,
smiling at the ladies
with the work of His hands.
My friend the carpenter has given me a deck,
a porch
to watch His birds
take joy in building nests.

by David Michael Jackson
First Published as Carpenter Poem

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House Passes Bill to Expel Tennessee From the Union: “Enough is Enough!” Declare Blue States – Satire

In a groundbreaking and unprecedented move, a consortium of blue states led by California and New York have banded together to pass a bill that would expel Tennessee from the United States of America. Citing the recent expulsion of two Democratic members from the Tennessee House of Representatives, the blue state alliance declared that they are “tired of funding ignorance, tired of paying the bills for the red states while they misuse their power in the Senate and in the states to undermine freedom and equality.”

The bill, which has been humorously nicknamed the “Bye, Felicia Act,” received overwhelming support from the blue states, who are determined to show that they will no longer tolerate what they perceive as racially motivated and oppressive actions taken by Republican-controlled states like Tennessee. The expulsion of Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson have been seen as the tipping point in a long-standing battle between the political ideologies of red and blue states.

In a statement released by the consortium, they explained their rationale: “It’s time for states like Tennessee to stand on their own two feet and stop leeching off the hard work and progressive values of their fellow Americans. If they want to undermine democracy, they can do it on their own dime.”

The bill’s passage has sent shockwaves through the nation, as states scramble to determine how such a drastic move could be implemented. Legal scholars and constitutional experts are already debating whether the bill would hold up in court, while logistical concerns abound about how to manage state borders and shared resources if Tennessee were to be removed from the Union.

In a surprising turn of events, several other red states have expressed interest in joining Tennessee in secession, with the Texas Governor suggesting that “maybe it’s time for another Confederacy, but this time without all the slavery stuff.”

Meanwhile, Tennessee residents are divided on the issue. Some see this as a wake-up call to reconsider the actions of their state legislature, while others feel emboldened by the challenge and are rallying around the idea of forming a separate nation. “If they don’t want us, we don’t want them,” declared a local business owner, as he proudly hoisted a new “Tennessee Republic” flag above his store.

As the nation grapples with this unexpected development, it remains to be seen how the federal government will respond to the blue states’ bold gambit. Will Tennessee remain part of the United States, or are we witnessing the beginning of a new era in American politics? Only time will tell.

The Great Satirical Divide

In a land where freedom’s flag does sway,
A curious scene did unfold one day.
The blue states, tired of the red states’ games,
Decided they’d had enough of their claims.

A bill was brought forth with a name so sly,
The “Bye, Felicia Act” did signify,
To expel Tennessee from the Union with cheer,
And rid themselves of the burden they bear.

The red states, they cried, “We’re misunderstood!
We’re patriots too, we just want what’s good.”
But the blue states replied, “Enough of your lies,
You undermine freedom with a skillful disguise.”

Tennessee’s lawmakers in a quandary,
Expelling their own in a manner quite arbitrary.
Two Democrats ousted for taking a stand,
Against the gun violence plaguing this land.

The blue states united, a consortium they formed,
To drive home their message, their anger transformed.
“Tired of funding ignorance, it’s time for a change,
The red states’ priorities we must rearrange.”

In jest, this tale was spun, it’s true,
But it highlights a problem we mustn’t eschew.
A divided nation, a house against itself,
Must come together to restore its health.

For satire, my friend, can reveal the truth,
A lesson to ponder, from elders to youth.
So let us unite, and let reason prevail,
As we walk together on democracy’s trail.

Art For Sale Poem and Video by Modern Music Nashville.


Art for Sale
by David Jackson

They sat beside their tables
as the people walked by.
“What is this one about?”
It’s my soul in
color and form
which I call art,
for sale in a universe
of color and form,
art for sale
with a frame
from another
left at Goodwill

They sat beside their tables
as the people walked into the
ten by ten pop up canopies
and looked at the flowers
and landscapes and
souls in
color and form
called art
for sale in a universe
of color and form

The wind comes up and
blows leaves down the concrete path
and the sun pokes through the clouds
and leaves shadows in the grass.
The people weave among the
ten by ten pop up canopies
and smile and talk like birds
on a summer day.
The artists sit on folding chairs
noticing the people pausing
and smiling at a color or
a memory.

First published at Artvilla
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Peace Poem by Yehuda Yehuda Amichai

  Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds – who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)

Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

  Amichai read this poem at the 1994 awards ceremony in Oslo when Yitzhak     Rabin and Shimon Peres received the Nobel Peace Prize with Yasir Arafat.
In Memoriam

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Playlist with the biggest hits and releases of country music.

Absolutely amazing. Feels a bit old school and it has this hint of sadness to it that uplifts a country track. Enjoyed it throughout the whole duration and i absolutely love your voice as well…..RevoulutionizeMusic..If you are a fan of Country music, this is the best place to listen to all time Country hits.

This Playlist was iniatially discovered as Acoustic Chill Folk and Country and Folk Acoustic Spotify Playlists

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Water Poem by David Michael Jackson

water poem

The hot summer sun
makes cake of my skin
and the sweat lets me know
I’m alive

the water
is better then

it is needed then

and noticed

Can a poem be the water on a hot day

can the water flow down
this page
this poem

this time or the next
until there is no next

no new

of the water in a poem until it lies there in a pool on the page, on this page

First published on: Jun 25, 2012

Dew Poem

Write me a poem he says.

That’s not good grammar son.

Has some literature professor checked you out?

Are you poetry certified?


No Sir but the dew….

Oh shut up about the dew

nobody talks about the dew.

Yes sir but the sea…….

Oh shut up about the sea

Nobody cares about the sea.

But sir the peace

The peace is the dew

that can find its way to the sea.



david michael jackson April 15, 2012