Poems for Lonely Prophets by Ronald L FaustPoems for Lonely Prophets by Ronald L Faust

Poems for Lonely Prophets

byRonald L Faust

Paperback | May 10, 2016

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Dissident prophets engage in social justice when they stand in the way of choices that hurt people and the earth. Poets enhance the prophetic function by poking through the surface of things, and at times they take unpopular positions in questioning the status quo. These poems are a courageous call to sanity.

This fourth volume has a wide range of resistant poems about nuclear weapons, drones, and violence. It describes occasions through 2013 and 2015 when people were arrested for their high ideals about a non-violent world. It takes off from the previous three volumes of prophetic poetry identifying six significant values: Peace, Justice, Ecology, Openness, Authenticity, and Love.

Ron Faust is a retired minister-sailor-poet-activist who follows his passion for peace and justice issues. He supports PeaceWorks, American Friends Service Committee, and Disciples Peace Fellowship in Kansas City. Arrested for crossing the line at Creech AFB, Whiteman AFB and both old and new nuclear weapons parts plants, he protested ...
Title:Poems for Lonely ProphetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.28 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Green IvyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945058978

ISBN - 13:9781945058974


Table of Contents

Table Of ContentsAcknowledgments IIIPrologue VIIA Death Only Once 2A Delicious Reprieve 4A Silver Thread 6A World Serious Parade 7Alaska as the Radiance of Dreams 8Anonymous 9Anti-War Heroes 10Ants Underneath Blue 11Benumbed 12Beyond Columbus 14Blind Patriotism 15Boulders 16Broken Commandments 17Civil War 19Clergy Killers 20Close to the Fence 21Coloring Book Morality 23Conscience on Vacation 24Countdown 25Courageous Choices 26DEAD-ication to a Death Wish 27Dearest Dear 28Debunk War 29Do No Harm: Poetic Justice 30Drones of Shalom 38Early Projects 39Faith Thread 40Fergusons 41Guns 43Hiroshima Haikus of 70 Years 44Hibernation 45Horrific 46Howling in the Wind 47Hypocrisy of Being Too Nice 48In Your Shoes 49Interstellar 50Know Drones 52Life Is Too Short 53Life Lost or Lived 54Mad Mindlessness 55Masquerade 57Milquetoast Religion 58Minimalist 60Misplaced Cap 62Moral Outrage 63Mowing Is the Meaning of Life 64Much to Do and Less to Be 65No Room for Dinosaurs 66Ode to Robin 67Ode to the Fixers 68One Step Forward 69Our Hypocrisy 70Overkill 71Perfect 72Poking Through 73Postscript to No Harm Done 75Potpourri 77Power to the GOP 78Prevail Pavelle 79Rant and Rave 80Slaughterhouse 2014 Returned 81Tata-ers 82Tears of Sadness 83The Blue Revival 84The Bull 85The Delight of Christmas 86The Extraordinaire Everyman 88The Hate Flag 89The Home Team 90The Inertia of Goodness 92The Man with a Beard 94The Masquerade of Religion 95The Memorial Day Walk 96The Next Bend 98The Piety of War 100The Projection Phenomenon 101The Shadow of Drones 103The Sublime and Ridiculous. Kidding 104The Violence of Delay 106To Tickle or Itch 107Twixt the Gaps 108Ubiquitous 109Under the Surface 111Video Games 112Vindication in PeaceWorks 113Waiting for Mail 114Welcome to the Table 115Where Have All the Flowers Gone? 117Where O Where Is Peace 118Winter Diversion 119Yearning Alive 120Yearning for Paree 121Books by the Author 122