Two Poems – D. Alexander Holiday

D. Alexander HolidayD. Alexander Holiday attended Bernard M. Baruch College and The State University of New York at Albany, receiving both a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree from Albany University. He is the recipient of the Spellman Award from Albany University. He has published in various publications, among them The Amherst SocietyA&U Magazine and more recently Arabesques Review (an international anthology and website). He has four chapbooks of poetry, Notes to PorshéTales From This Black HeartThe Voices in My Head(which is a collaboration with fifteen area poets) and I Use To Fall Down. He has published essays on ERIC, the research database. He has read on the radio, for Crystal Brown’s “Reading for the Blind” program, has been on the radio for Kym Fleming’s RPI program, and has read and performed on Public Television.  He also volunteered and moderated a creative writing workshop for inmates at a state maximum security facility in upstate New York. He is also a local liaison for the GBS/CIDP Foundation International.

He is the author of six books: Letters to OsamaI Use To Fall Down: 50 + 25+ 25 Selected PoemsAll The Killers Gathered, his memoir In The Care Of Strangers: The Autobiography Of A Foster Child,  E-mails From Satan’s Daughter and Kith & Kin (under the G. Douglas Davis nom de plume].  Paperclips Magazine [.com] recently invited and will be featuring the author on their site.

 

Where Did All the Pages Go?

Not in office a full day
And pages related to rather important,
One would think, issues have
Come down off of the
Washington government website

We see nothing related to climate change
Because the new government
Does not believe that the world
Is deteriorating due to abuses
By its inhabitants

We see nothing concerning
The rights of the LGBT communities
Because the new government
Will not recognize these rights
Of individuals they see as invisible

We will see nothing related
To civil rights and the strides
And accomplishments made
By a group of disenfranchised people
Despite overwhelming abuses

Nothing of importance or significance
Will be transmitted by the new government
Only data filled with misinformation
And the promotion and, hopefully, sales of jewelry
The new government is preoccupied with voter fraud

This will be the New World Order
To mislead the populace
Use smoke and mirrors
And curtains to delude
Dorothy and her friends

The new wizard, of the new Oz,
Has a wife and she will be only for show,
Absent her own little dog, too
The masses will be banging down the doors
To the tower

 

Excerpts from This Poem Is the Bomb

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This poem is a bomb
This poem is a bomb
This poem is a bomb
Is a bomb
Is a bomb

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This poem is a bomb
This poem is a bomb
This poem is a bomb
Is a bomb
Is a bomb

….

The poem will then explode
The poem will then explode
The poem will then explode
Will explode
Will explode

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Cause the bomb is in the poem
Cause the bomb is in the poem
Cause the bomb is in the poem
In the poem
In the poem

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This poem is a poem that implodes then explodes
This poem is a poem that implodes then explodes
This poem is a poem that implodes then explodes