Posted in Charles W Martin, Peace & Justice, Poems/Poetry

an act of plagiarism…


the brown bag prophet
i submitted a script
for a new
reality show
the voiceless
a panel
of international judges
based upon
their own
personal gain
on which acts
of genocide
human crisis
foreign intervention
a collateral event
the lives
of innocent
and children
the studios said
that show
already airing
it’s called
the un

678ad505453d5a3ff2fcb744f13dedc7-1product_thumbnail.php41V9d9sj5nL._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_CHARLES W. MARTIN (Reading Between the Minds) — earned his Ph.D. in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in statistics.  Throughout Charlie’s career, he maintained a devotion to the arts (literature/poetry, the theater, music and photography).  Since his retirement in 2010, he has turned his full attention to poetry and photography. He publishes a poem and a photographic art piece each day at Read Between the Minds, Poetry, Photograph and Random Thoughts of Life. He is noted as a poet of social conscience. Charlie has been blogging since January 31, 2010. He has self-published a book of poetry entitled The Hawk Chronicles  and will soon publish another book called A Bea in Your Bonnet: First Sting, featuring the renown Aunt Bea. In The Hawk Chronicles, Charlie provides a personification of his resident hawk with poems and photos taken over a two-year period. Charlie’s lastest book, When Spirits Touch, Dual Poetry, a collaboration with River Urke, is available through Amazon now.


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5 thoughts on “an act of plagiarism…

  1. I knew when I started to read this that it would be poignant and hit me somewhere, startling me. But this hit hard in the GUT. WOW! I don’t know you, we are not friends. We have just begun to read each other’s work. I do hope that I have the honor of getting to know you for everything you say though your pen has great value. Thank you.


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