Jack of Hearts

Artist Rendering by Audrey Schwartz Rivers© 2013 by PoetweetryAll Rights Reserved

Artist Rendering by
Audrey Schwartz Rivers
© 2013 by Poetweetry
All Rights Reserved

 

Knave bluffs

leers retrograde rebukes

cuts hand dealt

draws black aces

Guilt’s trump card

Since he already lost

goes all in

Jokers wild

 


Tweeted on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm CST

© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

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Genocide

A pilot whale appears to cry after she and baby (rear) captured at Taiji, Japan for entertainment trade
[Photo via By Bhavna Singh @Bhavz09]

Once our friends

split-fluked ones

invade Cove

Spears rage

Nets drown

Families culled

From sea womb torn

now orphan Calf

forever slave

Weeps

 

 

Tweeted Friday, January 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm CST

Poem © 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved

[Photo via Twitter By Bhavna Singh @Bhavz09]

Introduction to “Genocide”

[Please read “Genocide” poem, next blog entry]

The killers kidnap the vulnerable first — usually a small group, especially juveniles. The abductees cry for help and their kin rush to rescue. Then, the boats herd families into the killing fields; nets trap them, thrashing for breath. Auschwitz-esque selection begins. The youngest and most attractive chosen for lifelong enslavement. The strong, picked for their flesh. The ugly, old and weak perhaps released, traumatized back into the wild. The assassins pummel, club, hang and gut the captives. 

 

The sea bleeds in the coves of Taiji, Japan (as highlighted in the Academy Award winning movie “The Cove”) where an estimated 25,000 dolphins and whales (including Pacific bottlenose dolphins, Risso dolphins, Striped dolphins and pilot whales) have been slaughtered in the last decade. Most of the cetaceans are sold to marine parks — trainers from the International Marine Animal Trainer Association and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums stay on-site to immediately indoctrinate the captives. The remainder goes to feed Japanese school children, to supplement sushi trade, or to spoil in freezers.

 

Halfway around the globe, villages celebrate their annual ocean festival in the Danish Faroe Islands. Families gallivant to the beach to participate in ancient if barbaric rituals. Residents cheer as men corral, gaff and eviscerate pilot whales on the shore. Children participate by slashing the dead, traipsing in entrails, or playing with dead calf fetuses cut from the womb. The celebration causes upwards of 2,500 whale murders annually. 

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Today, Japan, Norway, Iceland and some island nations continue annual whaling slaughters, even though neither meat nor blubber remain survival staples.

 

For more information about the annual global dolphin and whale genocide, please check the following web sites:

Ocean Preservation Society

Earth Island Institute 

Save Japan Dolphins 

Whales and Dolphins Conservation 

 

 

{Note: Photos appear on various Web sites, therefore, origination or copyright difficult to ascertain.}

And a Snarky New Year

Let’s start the new year with some fun.

Coming up, a familiar face. Many of us know this character from his appearances on Fox TV’s “The Family Guy”.

Others recognize him — figuratively or literally — from our own subconscious dark recesses.

Celebrating our shadow, friend or nemesis:  “The Evil Monkey”

Coming up next….

Evil Monkey

With appreciation — and/or apologies — to Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane)

 

Evil Monkey lurks in UR closet still

Hoochies w/ Gucci

Poos in Choos

Adds notches 2belts

Nests in dirty laundry

Witnesses childhood

Evil-Monkey-family-guyJ’accuse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweeted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 4:28 p.m. CST

© 2013 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved

 

 

“Evil Monkey” is a character own Fox-TV “Family Guy”

created by Seth MacFarLane

copyright by Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Century Fox Television

Happy Holidays – with apologies

First, I wish all my readers, visitors, browsers a very happy holiday season – no matter what festivities you treasure. 

Next, I apologize for my lack of postings over these many weeks.  Unfortunately, personal family illness and related issues forced me to focus elsewhere.

Nevertheless, I scribble new Poetweetry ideas on napkins, envelopes and receipts. Look for some fun verses as well as special Christ, personal and animal poem cycles to come in the new year.

Thank you for your support and encouragement for the “new and improved” Poetweetry tweets and blog. I appreciate your time and interest so much!

Again, Happy Holidays and even more best wishes for a Happy and Peaceful New Year!

Audrey 

(aka Poetweetry)

Inconveniences

 

My blindness inconveniences

a haboob intercepts noon

I cede chauffeur duty

Trip on innuendo

Prod w/contorted cane

that lacks Tiffany pearl

 


Tweeted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10:18 p.m. CT

© 2012 by Audrey Schwartz Rivers and Poetweetry

All Rights Reserved