Must I Set You Free?

    The moist soil sweltering under the apricot flare. The velvet terracotta sweetly embracing the lifeblood of the sprouting green stalks which rise from the earth. The fetid aroma of the sapphire fertilizer, but all forgotten for sprouting green stalks rise from the earth.   The course reeds rose beyond feeble seeds, prime, petty,…

Bizarre

Bizarre It Must Be (HIKU)   Bizarre the colors the honeybirds wings flutter drops of nectar seep.   Bizarrely they grew vines sprout from jagged edges they strangled the pines. ———————————— The Gates of Hell   The word bizarre can date back centuries to its very origin within the English language, and it’s definition meaning…

Pitch

Dear Time Magazine Editor: Why would anyone wish to listen to the delusional justifications of a neo-nazi for regarding their onslaught of violence and crime? Would it be to gaze into their rotten minds or to glance at a piece of their collective depravity, yet it’s neither. It is a way to understand the bizarre ideals, morals,…

To Fonso:

  To my beloved cousin Fonso, Hello Fonso, it’s your cousin Sigwald, how have you been and your kids? It’s been over ten years since we’ve seen each other, we should get together sometime. How much time has gone by since our family has not met under our proud banner? The memories of hiding under…

The Spur of Coffee

is sweet, savory, seasoned taste, of black gold. The evening family meals over a steamy cup of bitter-sweet nectar. A taste so profound, it’s  memory is unforgettable. The smooth flow of ambrosia clenching the thirst of millions, and it’s a legal drug too. It is like the warm baths on a cold winter morning.  …

Uneasy Rifts

Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director. Was on the brink of resigning. After President Donald Trump’s freewheeling press conference earlier this month in which he likened, white supremacists. To counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The moment laid bare uneasy rifts in the White House between Trump’s nationalist backers. Including Steve Bannon, who was forced out days…

Reflection

1.When do you feel like a grown-up?” “What affirms this?”   Like many others I feel like an adult when I undergo a rite of passage. It is the moment when I transitioned from boy to man marked the instant when I felt like an adult. My first pocket knife to my first drink with…

Home Made Satire

All Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. (Due to technical issues please click the link above to view the satire) -What institutions, practices and or groups are being satirized?  This satire aims to ridicule and point out the slave labor like conditions which can arise through the improper development of equality in…

Animal Farm, a Tale of Ignorance and Communism

Animal Farm, written by George Orwell is a classic masterpiece of dystopian literature that demonstrates how power corrupts even the most devoted individuals.  A violent revolution, an ancient and decrepit monarch overthrown, and a power on the rise, for the fate of Manor Farm, is in the hands of two warring rulers; this is what…

Dear Mr.Wolstein

[Please note this is a fictional letter, and it does not in any way reflect my thoughts on the novel The Lord of the Flies.]     Ignacio Benito House number 12, Embassy Garden, Clayton Panama, Ave Clayton Ciudad de Panamá ignaciobenito@metjags.com   January 11, 2017   John Wolstein Head of the student library committee at…

Propaganda Poster

Why was my book banned?       Why Was my Book Banned? The Lord of The Flies an extraordinary novel written by William Golding, a bildungsroman about a stranded group of boys who release their inner savagery when rules are removed. The author of this dystopian novel was openly criticized for his extensive commentary…

Literature, Oppression, and Libraries

Ignacio Benito Professor Ms.Meadows Language and Literature December 6, 2016 Literature, Oppression, and Libraries American Library Association (ALA), Founded October 6, 1876. 1936. Chicago, Illinois, United States. Libraries are the birthplace of literature and the sustenance of literacy and enlightenment. To dismiss the importance of these locals is not only to strip a community of…