The battle of Yuletide Hill

December 23, 2010 by Ed Decker
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Editor: CityBeat’s Ed Decker – who writes poetry for the OB Rag and has promised us a column – is organizing “Armies of the War on Christmas mount a comeback”. By Edwin Decker / San Diego CityBeat Thanks to a spate of failed ACLU lawsuits, Bill O’Reilly and his ilk are claiming they have “won the […]

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This Poem Needs Sanding

August 2, 2010 by Ed Decker

by Ed Decker
This poem needs sanding:

The sentences are jagged and protruding
The verbs have burrs
And the nouns are coarse.

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Cracked Black Pepper – Poems of OB

July 16, 2010 by Ed Decker

by Ed Decker

A jet flies over Muir Avenue
and a palm tree
scratches her belly.

I am happy to be here today
while the rain gently sweeps
the street ….

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The Cats of Ocean Beach (An ode to the homeless – of any species)

July 1, 2010 by Ed Decker

by Ed Decker

Matted, greasy fur

on sickly, skeletal frames

Pupils red like rats from Hell

Disease bubbling from their innards …

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