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The Death of George Floyd — The Trial of Derek Chauvin

The Death of George Floyd — The Trial of Derek Chauvincopyright 2021 by jon gutmacher Derek Chauvinthe name of a copwho killed with no reasonwho never did stop The news says this policeman sat on George Floyd’s neckinstead of doing justicehe said “what the heck” And while George Floyd struggledto…

A Bullet Has No Conscience – The Tragic Death of Aiden Leos

Six year old Aiden Laos in car seat On Friday morning, May 22, 2021, six year old Aiden Leos was shot and killed while strapped into his car booster seat in the back seat of the vehicle his mother was driving on the Freeway near Los Angeles. It was a…

Tidal Wave – fantasy poem

When a Tidal Wave/Tsunami strikes one man struggles to survive its horror in this action packed fantasy poem.

A British Soldier in Zululand – fantasy poem

Blended in the styles of Ruyard Kipling, and Lord Tennyson comes this incredible modern fantasy poem about a British Colonial Soldier in the late 1800’s, and his experience in the Zulu Wars. I consider it one of my best fantasy poems.

The Warrior of Stamford Bridge — fantasy poem

A fantasy poem describing the battle at Stamford Bridge in 1066 when a single Viking warrior held off the entire English army for over an hour to cover the escape of a retreating Viking force.

The Dog That Wouldn’t Leave – a true story poem

“Bobby” was a Skye Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his master, John Gray (Old Jock), in Scotland, until the loyal terrier also passed away on 14 January 1872. Several books and films have been based on Bobby’s life, and now this poem to honor “man’s best friend”.

The Last Mountain Gorilla – a true life poem

Virunga National Park is the last refuge of the Great Mountain Gorilla. These gentle creatures are hunted and slaughtered by poachers for their body parts, which are then sold in mostly Asian markets. Rangers paid by donations from individuals like you and I are their only sources of protection. This poem is about their daily struggle for survival.

An American Hero – dedication poem

A somber poem to honor Chris Kyle, an American Hero, who served four tours in Iraq, and to all other fallen American Heroes, who gave their all in service of their Nation.

The Trapped Whale – a true story poem

A poem and true story of a whale trapped in fishing netting off the coast of San Francisco that was rescued by the crew of a small fishing boat.