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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-10-06 12:28 PM
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Poet Laureate of Camp Casey coming to Kansas City!
Rick Burnley is coming here on his way to Camp Democracy and has agreed to do a show for us!

Listen to some of his poems
http://rickburnley.com /

Watch this board for details of time and place. It is still in the works but will happen in the next ten days or so.

:woohoo: Rick is awesome! I guarantee a great show!
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-10-06 12:36 PM
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1. Woohoo indeed!
:woohoo: Camp Casey in the Heartland!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-10-06 12:57 PM
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2. one of my fave Rick poems
ITS NOT THE WAY OF JESUS

The President has told us,
That Jesus changed his heart,
But if hes really read the Bible,
It seems hes missed one part.

I know hell hate to hear it,
Because its a bitter pill,
But the Bibles fifth commandment is,
THOU SHALT NOT KILL!

Thats not too hard to understand,
It seems to be quite clear,
Its not the fifth suggestion,
What part dont you hear?

You call yourself a Christian,
I guess that might be true,
But Ive got a couple of comments,
That Id like to share with you.

If Jesus is your master,
And really is your Lord,
It seems that you should listen up,
And hear his peaceful words:
Whatever you do to whatever has life,
You do unto Me, said the Lord.

Its right to live in love and peace,
And its time to sheath the sword.
But our main business is peddling arms,
Their only purpose to kill,
Many of us are filled with disgust,
As more blood were planning to spill.

Whatever you sow, so shall you reap
If thats really true, were in trouble, and deep.
The interplay of cause and effect,
Is just a theory that gets no respect.
And whatever happened to the Golden Rule?
Now its Do unto others, before they do it to you.

So dont talk to us of Jesus, He The Prince of Peace,
Dont talk to us of Jesus, as our bomb bay doors release
Their terror in the night sky, and little children scream,
The Americans are killing us!
Their nightmares not a dream.

And my guess is Jesus is crying new tears,
His bleeding heart breaking, as the warmongers cheer,
To War, To War, Were spoiling to fight,
Well send your sons and daughters,
Let them feel our might!

The chicken hawks will stay home, and theyll run the show,
Their friends and their families wont have to go,
Were so good at killing, its what we do best,
War times are good times, say the merchants of death.

Loving Jesus means loving life,
He wouldnt be dropping bombs,
Slaughtering innocent people,
Old folks, kids and moms.

As we get ready to bomb other nations,
In the name of the red, white and blue,
Just ask yourself the question.
What would Jesus do?

Rick Burnley February, 2003
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-10-06 01:03 PM
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3. Please tell Rex and Lauren
Thanks.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-10-06 02:01 PM
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4. Lauren was at Camp Casey's last week
She usually gets to come home every other weekend. She was at Camp Casey last weekend, not here this, so she should be back this coming weekend.

I will tell the Rexster.
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evlbstrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:43 PM
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5. That will be very cool.
Looking forward to meeting him.
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