Wardco Studio came up with a great election song for today. This song to Jango free radio, Anastasia at Ward Kelley website, Ward Kelley Artist, Jamendo among other places.

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Ward Kelly Quote

With Anastasia’s deep roots in Indiana, we wanted to write a song about the Midwestern state, and while thinking about all the images to describe Indiana – the farmlands, rural towns, basketball, industrialized cities – one overarching thing became clear. There is a powerful, nearly overwhelming, love of country here in the heartland, transcending all else. A quick look at the news, and the verses nearly wrote themselves.

Americana Lyrics

(Shields/Kelley 2016)

Chorus

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

I know the truth runs from Montana

all the way down to Louisiana.

It’s a belief here in Americana . . .

that we love this country . . .

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

Verse 1

Tired of hearing my phone tweet

how a priest just got his throat slit

by someone who believes different from me.

Tired hearing how five cops

just got murdered

by someone who believes different from me.

Chorus

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

I know the truth runs from Montana

all the way down to Louisiana.

It’s a belief here in Americana . . .

that we love this country . . .

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

Verse 2

Tired of hearing about Christians

getting beheaded

by someone who believes different from me.

Tired of politicians

ripping off millions,

because they’re treated quite different from me.

Chorus

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

I know the truth runs from Montana

all the way down to Louisiana.

It’s a belief here in Americana . . .

that we love this country . . .

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

Verse 3

We all have the same God

even though we think

about God quite differently.

Can we ever learn to honor

each human life?

Let’s face it, in the end,

there’s no differently.

Instrumental

Indiana,

Montana,

Louisiana,

Americana,

Love, love, love, love this country!

All across the land.

Chorus

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

I know the truth runs from Montana

all the way down to Louisiana.

It’s a belief here in Americana . . .

that we love this country . . .

I’m just a farm girl from Indiana,

Ordog, Ahriman and the mythological world of Divine Murder

In Divine Murder, “Ordog apparently realized it missed these easy human targets and they weren’t crushed dead under its foot. It spied them running toward a door in the near wall. But before the beast struck again, Ahriman sprinted from the computer area and leaped on the monster’s ankle. “

About Elisha Porat with Interview

Elisha Porat was a Hebrew poet and writer who said he’d never thought about writing poetry until he was a solider in the War of Yom Kippur in 1973. The war and even the death of Porat’s father inspired him to begin writing poetry non-stop.

Poem Inspired by the song “Middles”

Her soul touches me
down to the Middle of my core
Is there more to the Universe
than the middle of her soul?

Her soul is more to me
than I see in the Middle
of Humanity’s combined souls.

Read On….

Play Middles

Jesus & the Buddha – Note for the author

As I rummaged through notes I made 15 years ago, I came across some I made about the inventor of the Dewey decimal System. Where this might appear odd coming from a poet, I think you might agree this note overflows with the essence of poetry. See what you think:

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