“Moving Wall To Sanford Soon”

(October 12, 2019)

‘The Moving Wall’ in

Sanford through ‘Birthday Weekend’

and Veterans’ Day!

*(Just read the Vietnam Memorial “Moving Wall” will be at Lake Monroe’s Fort Mellon Park in downtown Sanford’s eastern most locale November 9-10-11. That middle date – Sunday, I believe – is the 244th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps’ inception. The following Monday, 11Nov2019 is Veterans’ Day. We are privileged, people. I will spend Sunday visiting some long-missed friends.)

“I Looked At Dale Dye”

(October 12, 2019)

I looked at Dale Dye*

His sorry snuffy ass drags

OoohRah! Devil Dog!

*(A peon Marine Combat Correspondent who took The Purple and became after the manner of his mentor Mawk (Mordicai) Arnold and Marine Captain and later ran through raindrops in Hollyweird and found time to write novels, arm movie armies, appear in several army- and Marine Corps-themed movies, make The Pacific, and maybe was the tall, gaunt guy that December of 1970 at Camp Pendleton’s Combat Correspondents Orientation Course who reveled one night with others in the ear- and sight-shot of several of us already well-partied after hours at the old brig on base, the public affairs/formerly Informational Services office and hovel before being shipped off to The Land of The Burning Shitter. If you must know: that lower-case “army” reference is stylistically correct. Marine, Marine Corps, Marines, etc. always is capitalized. And I know why. The photo of Capt. Dale Dye (USMC Ret) was taken at the 2019 USMC Combat Correspondents Association annual gathering, this time held in Orlando, Florida.)

“Such Cute Soccer Shoes!”

(October 12, 2019(

football frauds frolic

on manicured green pastures

it’s the rubber cleats

*(Actually, I used to get ripped when in my sports editor persona I mentioned I really liked watching and photographing – and, yes, even writing about the actual game – soccer. Some people even accused me of not using the game’s real name: football. However, delving into its history, the first mention of soccer came in an English periodical, not a snub from an American. The above is mere whimsy. If only Rugby were played by fifteen instead of seven so as to capture supposed television viewers. The Rugby World Cup from Japan this quadrennial is way-early on your television dial – do TeeVees even come with dials anymore? Last Olympiad Rugby got a Seven-A-Side brief glance. I glared and did not watch. It’s like watching The Kentucky Derby run around a sandbox. Besides, Rugby is not for spectators, it’s for players. The after party is for spectators. But watch out for the Three Man Lift gag!)

“Do Groans Grow Up?”

(October 13, 2019)

I battle with time,

call it security in-jest*

and muffle the grunts

*(Will have to work on the second line’s syllablic count I fear. I long have held my ‘pon-arising from repose needs work, stylistically at least if not a revamped soliloquy entire. Do Grunts Groan or should I just grow better Groans from my scattered Grunts? Of such my mornings revolve. Gimme a hand up from this couch, Grouch!))