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Featured Poem – November/December 2010
2010 Christmas Poem! Beware of STD’s!

You better put some condoms under the Christmas Tree

What the hell is going on?

I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone

            Mom and apple pie!

Big shake down when you go to fly

We all are going to get blown up by and by

And it’s too late, too late to cry

Economic conditions bad as hell

More and more people going to jail

Trouble all over the land

Nine and a half years in Afghanistan?

Tell my you can get seven years for beating up a garbage man?

No children left behind

Chilean miners trapped in a mine

Ground Zero with it’s strip clubs and gay bars

Sarah Palin taking over dancing with the stars

Midterm elections have come and gone

Tea party members have found a new home

Blood and fire, clouds of smoke

A burning desire and a clown cracking jokes

Charlie Rangel had a big fall

Obama got hit in the mouth playing basketball

Pope says, “Condoms are ok!”

Wall Street had a bad day, all I want ti say is:

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year!

Luther Jarman
About the Poet

“ASC’s Creative Writing Workshop is a great class where people suffering from HIV, AIDS, and homelessness can express their creativity. A poet is a poet whether he’s homeless on the street or has mental problems. It’s a great place to express yourself poetically. I’m proud to be part of it.”

—Luther Jarman

Luther Jarman has participated in ASC's Creative Writing Workshop since 2004. His poetry has appeared in several issues of ASC’s literary magazine, Situations, including the recently published tenth issue.

Photo: David Nager/ASC

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