Paul Mullinger

Jun 26

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Uvalde

Let’s put aside our own agenda,
Let’s take time to heal and mend,
Said Governor Abbott to the crowd.
Let’s speak softly, not so loud,
Now’s not the time to talk about
The things we should have done
If we’d only listened to the ones
Who cry for their children now in the grave.
But there’s no…

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For killing two people his praises are sung
By Congressman Cawthorn
And Gosar and Gaetz,
And the Fox News Channel jumps in and creates
A documentary of the hero’s life,
This child who was only seventeen
How he bravely fired his AR-15.
Not guilty, judge and jury said.
No justice for the two men dead…

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The truth is too divisive,
We can’t take these history lessons.
We can’t have incisive
Commentaries of our past transgressions.

The Alamo is a monument
To the overthrow of tyranny.
Now you say we were only bent
On spreading the practice of slavery.

So take these books down from the…

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The Gilman’s house was up for sale
and rumors starting going round.
A Negro family set to buy
and bring some color to the block.
The Doyles, I heard, were set to move
and two more families would go too
if Gilman’s house was sold to them.
The Doyles should not have worried so.
The family saw the…

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Jul 31, 2021

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Climate Change?

She told me it was all a hoax
invented by two silly blokes
from Cambridge University.

Climate change cannot be real,
I stepped outside and didn’t feel
it was too warm for me.

But Science doesn’t care about
how much we cry and scream and shout.
The truth is there…

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Apr 17, 2021

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Christy Sang

Christy sang and stirred the souls
of those who heard him in the pub.
The words of love that reached inside
and seized the heart and stopped its pounding,
filling the surrounding air
with song to lift them from despair.

Christy sang and startled everyone
who sat inside that…

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Dec 30, 2020

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You Are the Truth You’re Looking For

Why search for Truth in dusty books?
You will not find it in the nooks
and crannies stuffed with musty pages
written by forgotten sages.

You are the Truth you’re looking for.
It’s all in you. There is no more
that others can relate or…

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Paul Mullinger

Paul Mullinger

I studied religion at the UC-Berkeley and have been interested in the spirit ever since. I try to give my poems a spiritual aspect whenever possible.