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cap, captain miss america
Ah! Friday the Thirteenth crept up on me without warning! Happy Friday the Thirteenth, everybody! May you all see black kitties, break mirrors, and walk under ladders today!

As promised from yesterday, the rhymed couplets:

Strongly-worded Letter of Complaint to the Almighty

Who are you to take our heroes in our blackest hour of need?
Squelch the voices preaching mercy, leave us voices preaching greed?
Are you still the thing we pray to, that we ask to intercede?
There'll be no more Pater Noster, there'll be no Apostle's Creed.

Who are you to raise up villains while your hand slaughters a saint?
While I realize we're ephemeral, expendable, and quaint,
Is it just a laughing matter to spill insolence and taint
Till we fly no flags at half-mast, till we voice no more complaint?

Who are you to take serenity and leave us zealotry?
Who are you to shame our efforts till we lose our dignity?
Who are you to make the birds sing where our fallen corpses bleed?
Who are you to take our heroes in our blackest hour of need?

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This made me kind of want to write more poetry.

Wow, thank you. I'm happy you liked it that much. I used to write a ton of poetry and haven't in a long time.

His death is the first one in a while that's actually had anything to do with me, so I'm finding it particularly interesting to see what my friends have to say about it--and you are particularly eloquent. And I usually hate poetry, so me liking yours means you kick serious ass!

Thanks, again. I guess I'm just very touched that you liked my poetry, because I don't generally post much of my own writing in my journal.

But yes, Vonnegut dying really struck me. And celebrity deaths rarely do, but I think part of it was the way he'd been talking about current politics in the year before he died. We needed him, we needed people of his generation to speak about this, about the wrongs that our government is committing, from a perspective of those grand old folks who served our country during the most horrific war the world has ever seen, and he did, and so eloquently, and I am infuriated that he was silenced, even if it was by the dignified death of old age.

YES. I so feel ya. I mean, I dunno much about what he said because I can't read much about politics without either crying or hitting things, but I'd gotten wind of it and...yeah. So sad. X(

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