I wrote this poem in 2014, in response to a decision made by the Supreme Court. The majority of the Court struck down the buffer zone around clinics in Massachusetts that provide abortion. The decision was issued from inside the Supreme Court’s buffer zone.Continue Reading “Because of the Supreme Court…”
Earth, air, fire, water
Internet, a form of spirit
Help me cleanse this blog of mine
So the spammers won’t go near it
Continue Reading “Digital Cleansing”
The Outrage Machine
This poem was originally posted on Medium on September 17, 2018. The inspiration for this poem was the frustration I felt after noticing that the meanest people on Twitter are using it as a machine to manufacture outrage and hate.
I read The Outrage Machine on Words of Jen episode 059.Continue Reading “The Outrage Machine”
Varia: Poetry, Visions and Journeys – by Tom McNellis
Varia: Poetry, Visions and Journeys includes poems by Ramon Alone and other works. It has poetry, inspirational writing, short stories, and more.
The book provides a definition of the word Varia: miscellaneous items, especially a miscellany of literary works.” I tend to like books that are a mixture of different kinds of writing and that do not fit neatly into a particular box or category.
Some of the poems in Varia were originally posted on the author’s Ramon Alone Twitter and Facebook accounts. I love when people use social media in creative ways like that. There was a time when I filled a Twitter account with haiku.
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That Demon Named Pain
I wrote this poem on April 8, 2018, about the pain that my chronic illnesses inflict upon me. The poem was originally posted on Medium. It earned me a whole seven cents shortly after I posted it – and nothing after that.Continue Reading “That Demon Named Pain”