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Archive for January, 2013

The Higher Light’s Troubadour
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

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My friend was killed the other day. A bullet struck his life away. His heart stopped and his blood turned cold. He was but thirty-nine years old.   He had gone down to Memphis, Tennessee To lead a march upholding […]

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I Love My Wife
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

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For Yoon Ju Erickson   If you were a bright red apple I would take a big bite out of you. If you were a sweet green grape I would swallow you whole. But since you are totally beautiful And […]

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John F. Kennedy
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

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Often we have sat at night and watched the stars go by. At first they come one by one: each steps forward, kneels And kisses the forehead of the night with little bits of light. Then, in a blinking of […]

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Twin Towers of Help and Hope
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

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The Twin Towers stood out against the sky Like two colossal silver soldiers gleaming in the sun Proud, strong monuments of man’s willingness To challenge if not defy time’s measured march to oblivion.   New Yorkers bartered in money, commodities […]

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Swinging Hips
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: Poems

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Dedicated to Tonya Maria Matthews   Who are you, with wide hips And swaying pride, To tell me What’s inside The motivations of the western tide That inundates and floods All of Africa’s jungled passion And deserts of morality.   […]

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How To Be Wiser Than Solomon: A Review By Anthony DiMaio
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: King Solomon

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The relevance and timing of Stanford Erickson’s book Wisdom of Solomon: How to Be Wiser Than King Solomon appears to be utterly uncanny. This compact, 130- page book, provides a fresh perspective upon a time in which unfathomable fortune and […]

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How To Be Wiser Than Solomon: A Review by Philip Graham Ryken
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 24, 2013, Categories: King Solomon

King Solomon is one of the most remarkable men who ever lived. In his own time, Solomon’s vast fortune and exceptional wisdom made him internationally famous. To this day, his poetic, philosophical, and romantic writings are widely published around the […]

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The Kennedys: An American Tragedy
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 17, 2013, Categories: Plays

The Kennedys: An American Tragedy began as a poem I wrote about John F. Kennedy the day he was shot and died.  Slowly I began to understand that the Kennedys were more than just a politically effective family, they represented […]

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How to be Wiser than King Solomon
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 16, 2013, Categories: King Solomon

How To Be Wiser Than Solomon is a biography of King Solomon. It teaches you to be wiser than Solomon. It also questions the wisdom of some modern scholars of archeology and Biblical scholars of the Old Testament, both learned […]

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Mama’s Boy Presidents: Why do we keep electing them?
Posted by Stanford Erickson on Jan 13, 2013, Categories: Mama's Boy Presidents

The Presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney not only pitted a Mama’s Boy against a Daddy’s Boy, but a conflicted Mama’s Boy against a conflicted Daddy’s Boy. Since John F. Kennedy, seven of the last nine Presidents have […]

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