Northbound

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Northbound

Fortunately, the other lanes have
blended into one on this
highway to heaven,

but I have a devil of a time with
those on the southbound
lane trying to cross the center
line.

An accident in the northbound
could cost a person the
ultimate fine in the Final
Court of Life.

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Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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No Mail Today

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

No Mail Today

Today my mailbox was empty,
such an unexpected thrill.
I already got my magazines to read,
and I don’t need any more bills.
The vacancy was a real relief.

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LSC Fraternity to get new woman member?

Karen Ladonnavich

Woman real estate executive sponsored for membership in unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity

For the first time in its history, the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity at the World of words by Elias Tobias is considering a woman to be included in its ranks. One of first LSC brother Adrian parker has established himself as a major contributor to the website, and with this nomination, has suggested the all-male fraternity has become more like a professional or honorary type of fraternity.  Parker argued that if the boy scouts can allow girls in cub scouts and females in that organization’s leadership, then the Lambda Sigma Chi’s could include a qualified female.

Parker has nominated Karen Ladonnavich, a real estate executive and manager for a major real estate company with an office in Peoria, Ill., where Parker has been an insurance agency since the 1990’s.  He has successfully built up his agency to the point where he and his wife and four children from their marriage and past marriages have moved to a new house, brokered of course, by Ladonnavich.  By now, most of the children have moved away and started their own families.  The new residence has become “grandpa’s house” and Adrian his considering an early retirement to play the new role as a grandparent.

Parker and Ladonnavich are members of a Peoria -area chapter of an organization called BNI, that stands for Businesses Networking International, which thrives on its members referring business to each other, and the referrals are measured in dollars.  Over the years, the homes Ladonnavich has sold were sometimes insured by Parker’s business, and Parker brought her new clients as well.  As members, they got to know each other as friends and he discovered her hobby of writing poetry.  After a review of her work and other later discussions, Parker has made a formal nomination to include her as a member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity.

Copies of her portfolio of work have been sent to the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity, and the work will be considered for two months.  By the first week of July, the vote of the membership will decide if the all-male group will have its first female member.

 

 

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Put the Blame on Me

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A poem by Brother Rufus McDougal

Put the Blame on Me

If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.
I should have been with you more often,
not places I needn’t be.
I’m sorry if I caused you any pain,
My vision wasn’t clear to see.
Like the saying goes, I couldn’t
see the forest for the trees.
Your eyes can see through to my heart,
and it is your love I need.
If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

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Or I Don’t Have You At All

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

Or I Don’t Have You At All

There have been lovers in the past,
but I can’t remember their first names.
Being with someone was important then,
and I treated it like it was just a game.
I was merely a child then,
wishing that I would quickly get old.
I searched for a time I’d find who
would let me wear their ring of gold.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Other men want your affections.
All they want is to hold your hand.
If you give me just one more chance,
I will prove to you I can be your man.
I can’t say exactly what the others see,
but as for me, I am color-blind.
I can feel the love you have for me
in my heart, my soul and my mind.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Remember that night together when we
first met, camping under the stars?
We talked about our dreams that time
and thought together we would go far.
The fire glowed full over your face,
and I heard you laugh with a smile.
The good times don’t have to end there.
The trail goes on a few more miles.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

I need you love more than you
can ever really understand.
Now you look away, close your
eyes and shake your head “no”.
I am pleading with you to just
give our love another chance.
You say you are in a hurry,
and it’s time for you to go.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Lost Glove

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A poem by Brother Alexander Michael Dunbar

Lost Glove

A lonely glove whose mate
was lost some time in his
youth is collected with other
handy orphans, signs of how
past winters were too much
for them.

Assorted colors and fabrics
– cotton, fleece, nylon and
leather – are faded after
seasons of abuse and contact
with different forms of
precipitation.

They were collected instead
of being trashed by his mother
as reminders of how he survived
winters with one hand unprotected.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Night Becomes Day

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

Night Becomes Day

The hunter becomes the hunted
just as night becomes the day.
The predator’s killing instincts
are used to survive in their own way
when another views the hunter
as just another meal, it’s daily prey.
Despite this unique law of nature
man blends black and white into gray,
causing the balance of nature to
change, to be altered and sway.

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Midnight Mystery

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A poem by Brother Rufus McDougal

Midnight Mystery

The city is being attacked.
The air raid siren fills my head,
yet no planes or rockets arrive.
Then I shut my alarm off and it
still continues with the same sound.
The radio and television are silent
since I decided to go to bed.
The sound is filling my head.
Then I find the annoying noise
is outside, just near the door
and it vibrates a dull roar.
The neighbor’s white Ford
has its horn stuck again.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

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The Last Catalog

LSC brother Levi Jacobs sent this humorous poem this holiday season.

The Last Catalog

Oh no. Say it isn’t so!
This is your last catalog from us.
We hate to see you go!
There are many new items
For you to see, we know,
And there are Christmas
Gifts that even glow.
Savings are set to save you dough,
And free delivery will help
Presents under your tree grow.
We thank you being a loyal
customer for 5 years in a row.

 

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How were we in love?

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

How were we in love?

My mind keeps playing tricks on me.
My thinking isn’t as good as it used to be.
It’s not just because I may be getting old.
The memories of you have gone cold.

The feeling of us in love has past me by,
and I wish I could remember why.
Since you’ve been gone, things aren’t the same.
I don’t know, but maybe I’m to blame.

Please tell me, how were we in love?
Did we laugh and have a good time?
Did we hold eachother’s hand and kiss?
When we were together, were we fine?
Please tell me, how were we in love?

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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