College Comp II

“Using a one word title, write a 300 word essay describing your writing.”



How do I describe myself as a writer? There can be only one answer – “Me”. Ideas, words, images and movement are all from me. It is “Me” that seeks to create drama, humor, pathos, illusion and yes, reality too. It is “Me” wanting to share the stories of my life, the legends of my beliefs and the promises of my tomorrow.

    When I begin to write, I delve deep into the essence that is “Me”, there to find that one small seed of inspiration I must nurture. Seizing upon its potential, I plant the seed into my field of words and water it with the dew of my visions. As it grows, unfolding before me, roots of comprehension appear anchoring my concept to a story while tendrils of emotions grasp the reader drawing him deep, ever deeper into the wellspring of my mind.

    As if a symphony written on the clouds, the reader will surrender to the text and be carried to far away realms of space and time. For some it will be the slaying of a dragon and for others perhaps observing amber rafts afloat on the river of “Me”. But for all it must be the ascending of the mind and emotions to a pinnacle, there to embrace images my words portray.

    Perhaps one day, when my spirit has taken its final walk in this world, someone somewhere will say, “I need to get another copy of his works, this one has worn thin and frail from use.”

What a legacy that would be, for the story has come from “Me”!

The story has become “Me”!

What Our History Books Omit – 1

KKK Terrorist Arm of the Democratic Party

By Frances Rice

History shows that the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party.  This ugly fact about the Democrat Party is detailed in the book, A Short History of Reconstruction, (Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1990) by Dr. Eric Foner, the renown liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.  As a further testament to his impeccable credentials, Professor Foner is only the second person to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.

Democrats in the last century did not hide their connections to the Ku Klux Klan.  Georgia-born Democrat Nathan Bedford Forrest
(Confederate Lieutenant General), a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wrote on page 21 of the September 1928 edition of the Klan’s “The Kourier Magazine”: “I have never voted for any man who was not a regular Democrat.  My father … never voted for any man who was not a Democrat.  My grandfather was …the head of the Ku Klux Klan in reconstruction days….  My great-grandfather was a life-long Democrat….  My great-great-grandfather was…one of the founders of the Democratic party.”

Dr. Foner in his book explores the history of the origins of Ku Klux Klan and provides a chilling account of the atrocities committed by Democrats against Republicans, black and white.

On page 146 of his book, Professor Foner wrote: “Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror’ against Republican leaders black and white.”  Page 184 of his book contains the definitive statements:  “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy.  It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life.”

Heartbreaking are Professor Foner’s recitations of the horrific acts of terror inflicted by Democrats on black and white Republicans. Recounted on pages 184-185 of his book is one such act of terror:  “Jack Dupree, a victim of a particularly brutal murder in Monroe County, Mississippi – assailants cut his throat and disemboweled him, all within sight of his wife, who had just given birth to twins – was ‘president of a republican club’ and known as a man who ‘would speak his mind.'”

“White gangs roamed New Orleans, intimidating blacks and breaking up Republican meetings,” wrote Dr. Foner on page 146 of his book.  On page 186, he wrote:  “An even more extensive ‘reign of terror’ engulfed Jackson, a plantation county in Florida’s panhandle. ‘That is where Satan has his seat,’ remarked a black clergyman; all told over 150 persons were killed, among them black leaders and Jewish merchant Samuel Fleischman, resented for his Republican views and for dealing fairly with black customers.”

Frances Rice is the Chairman of the National Black Republican Association and may be contacted at:

I make no judgment call. I only share what I discover and, most importantly can confirm.

I do ask this question though: Do you honestly think the Democratic Party has changed for the better in its treatment of Blacks since its inception?

I don’t think so. I think Blacks are still subjugated by Democrats via the formation of a welfare state.

Papa Nyk

I Dream


I dream of a nobler world

Where children know no fear

A safer place in time

When hearts are pure and clear.

I dream of children’s faces

Bright smiles cast off the veil

Hate once pandemic

Its power now does fail.

I dream of a bright tomorrow

A time when we will know

Each face a new beginning

Each dream with love will grow.

Summer Heat


In heat of summer

I oft dream of fall

When air turns crisp

Forest shades a bouquet of autumn


To walk paths laid by deer

Narrow by-ways

Neath stately trees

Brittle sounds beneath my feet.


A scent of cedar

With moss and dew

Visions of nature

My senses aroused.


Life surrounds me

Yet visage unseen

Their realm unknown

Mortal am I, merely a man.

Ladue Section 8 Housing?


Wow, now here’s an idea that just may work.

The White House wants to force upscale neighborhoods to accept low income housing. If I understand it right, this is their thinking:

Force poor people to live in government housing surrounded by million dollar mansions, swimming pools, manicured lawns, fancy cars, garden parties, and privileged neighbors.

Their children will be exposed to all this plus getting to go to school in their Wal-Mart jeans and shirts, hand-me-down jackets, yard sale backpacks and maybe, just maybe some half decent athletic shoes without holes in them. Let’s leave off the standard electronic equipment required for status.

This sounds like something every child would go for.

I can imagine a poor kid from the city (makes no difference what color) suddenly moving into his new home in Elite-Ville. He sees the pools, the grass, trees, flowers, dogs, cats, kids and more. He/she is in heaven – right?

Wait for it!!!!

“Mom, can I have a dog?” No Timmy, we can’t afford one.

“Mom, can we have a pool?” No Timmy, the government won’t pay for one.

“Mom, can I get a laptop for school?” No Timmy, we can’t afford one.

Whether the parent, or the White House realizes it, or not, the child is going to be continuously bombarded with cultural differences – day in, day out.

What the children of Elite-Ville take for granted, the city child may come to envy and, potentially resent. Will he/she adjust and feel accepted? No! Regardless of how one dresses it up, the differences between the haves and the have nots exists. It is a palpable barrier that cannot be crossed simply by moving into the neighborhood.

Over time, the child may grow to miss the culture of his previous environs. The friends who shared the same socio-cultural issues. Perhaps he/she will act out by breaking the invisible rules of the new environs – petty theft, vandalism, etc. Although these acts are minor crimes and should be appropriately punished they must also be seen as psychological cries for help.

You cannot remove children from one culture on Monday and expect them to adapt to the new on by Friday. It will not happen. Thinking it will is self-defeating.

I totally agree that we need cultural acceptance and incorporation in our communities but it has to come naturally. I say take the money planned for section 8 housing in Elite-Ville and use it to build culturally diverse neighborhoods and communities. Stop building the horizontal high rises and start building single and duplex homes with yards that each resident can call his/her own. A garden, a patio, friends over on a warm evening could be the beginning of acceptance, understanding and most importantly kinship.

Here’s an idea, how about building a circular walking community the core of which would be a circular community center? No motorized vehicles (except emergency and public transportation) allowed. Instead of honking at someone, say hi! Stop for a smile – learn to appreciate your neighbors.

The only two legged race allowed would be Homo sapiens, sapiens.

Could you imagine a new culture developing out of this? I could.


“Roses Amidst Rubble”



Terror unleashed

Madness ascending counterfeit throne.


Clouds of illusion

Storms of transformation

Thunder voices now silenced.


Torrential rains

Tears of the children

Cries from the east


Lightning spears

Assail the spirit

To strike down the soul.


What hope for the morrow?

Will thorns emerge?

Roses amid the rubble?

The Scale is Broken

The Scale is Broken.


I arose this day

Sleep still lingers

To face again

Life’s foul fingers.


I begin to stand

My bed still warm.

Something amiss

Change to my form.


My left eye wanders

Other sees night.

Right arm has flown

Tis nowhere in sight.


In panic I dash

Straight for the door

Right leg missing

I’m down on the floor


No pain do I feel

As in defeat I fall.

Desperately grasping

No rail on the wall.


My vision impaired

No sword can I wield

Powerless to progress

A fool on the field.


Now in failure

A struggle to survive

Those we misled

Aware that we lied.


We sought high throne

Our back to the door.

Forgetting the wisdom

Democracy’s core.