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I Like

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I Like

by Angie Mack Reilly 9.12.20

Learning. Loving. Laughing. Living.

Laughing. Learning. Loving. Living.

Learning. Living. Laughing. Loving.

Loving. Laughing. Living. Learning.

Laughing. Loving. Learning. Living.

Living. Laughing. Loving. Learning.

Learning. Loving. Laughing. Living.

This is me from the beginning.

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We Both Built This Nation

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by Angie Mack Reilly 5.27.20

What is the antonym for dishonor?

Honor.

Murder a life?

Value a life.

Your cultural contributions matter.

By that, I am saying that YOU matter.

You built this nation as did I.

Ignoring, dismissing and burying

your pioneering work

is evil.

Ignoring, dismissing and burying

anyone’s pioneering work

is piracy and theft.

We both built this nation.

That is our common bond.

It is time for the authors to receive

their due respect.

Rock and roll began with the blues.

You are just as much American

as am I.

I see the injustice of your history

being denied.

Please forgive me.

But they never taught me

about your writers and inventors.

Huge chunks of history were ignored.

Perhaps we need to back up.

Begin educating our children

about the diverse contributions

and experiences and songs.

As an educator, I am committed

to telling your story.

As a believer, I am committed

to honoring your life.

As your sister, I am committed

to stand with you against injustice.

I will continue to be an advocate

because it is the right thing to do.

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Poem: Invisible

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Invisible

by Angie Mack Reilly 2020

I feel invisible
Do you feel invisible
We feel invisible
Divisible
Forgivable
Sensational
Deliverable
Yet invisible
I feel invisible
Do you feel invisible
We feel invisible

Photo also by Angie Mack Reilly

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Angie Gets Interviewed by Poet Z.M. Wise: Co-Editor of Transcendent Zero Press

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About Z.M. Wise

​Long version: Z.M. Wise is a proud Illinois native from Chicago, poet, essayist, occasional playwright, seldom screenwriter, co-editor and arts activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He was selected to be a performer in the Word Around Town Tour in 2013, a Houston citywide tour. He is co-owner and co-editor of Transcendent Zero Press, an independent publishing house for poetry that produces an international quarterly journal known as Harbinger Asylum. The journal was nominated Best Poetry Journal in 2013 at the National Poetry Awards. He has five books of published poetry, including: Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock! (MavLit Press, 2013), The Wandering Poet (Transcendent Zero Press, 2014), Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems (Weasel Press, 2015), Cuentos de Amor (Red Ferret Press, 2015), and Kosmish and the Horned Ones (Weasel Press, 2018). His debut play, Bottles of Emerald for the Demon Queen (Transcendent Zero Press, 2019), was published in late December of 2019. His sixth book of poetry, Illinois Infinitarium (Cherry House Press, 2020), will be published in the summer months of 2020. Other than these books, his poems, lyrics, essays, and book reviews have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. The motto that keeps him going: POETRY LIVES AND LONG LIVE THE ARTS! Mr. Wise will make sure to spread that message and the love of the arts, making sure it remains vibrant for the rest of his days and beyond. Besides poetry and other forms of writing, his other passions/interests include professional voice acting, singing/lyricism/songwriting, playing a few instruments, fitness, and reading.  Besides poetry and other forms of writing, his other passions/interests include professional voice acting, singing/lyricism/songwriting, playing a few instruments, fitness, and reading.

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Additional resources talked about in the interview:

Contact:  angie@ozaukeetalent.com

 

 

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Pandemic Poem: No Fear

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Pandemic Poem:  No Fear

Photo and Poem by Angie Mack Reilly*

There is no fear
when you know that
the motive in your heart
is love
There is no fear when
you know that your reasons
are pure

Yes. Mistakes happen.
Imperfection is human.
But mostly?
There is misunderstanding.

And assumptions
of intentions
and generations of biases
and egos and not knowing
and confusion
then mistrust
and fear
and the break down
and the shake down
and it all comes tumbling down

*grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.. intentional

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Poem: Stretch

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by Angie Mack Reilly

Stretch.
Stretching a rubber band.
Stretching a muscle.
Stretching the truth.
Stretch a note.
Stretch a line.
Stretch a piece of gum.
Stretch your imagination.

*photo taken by Angie Mack Reilly at Kohler-Andrae State Park

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Female Entrepreneur

Poem: Winding Journey

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Winding Journey

by Angie Mack Reilly

I’m on the winding journey
“Wine, Ding.”
“Whine. Ding!”
“Why in Ding?”
Meandering
Lingering
Wallowing
Swallowing
Opening
Preserving
Observing
Fancy-ing
Swerving
A little left
A little right
Wondering
Wandering
Wondering when wandering
Wandering when wondering
Exploring
Documenting
Winding
Sometimes tight
Sometimes loose
The winding journey
belongs to the pioneers.

Photo of our new friend “Dave’s” sailboat who apparently came from the Michigan side and was waiting for the wind to pick up.  My son made a new friend and Dave let our family on the boat for some rare photos.   Photo by Angie Mack Reilly, Port Washington, WI 2019

 

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Audio Poetry: I Live in the Wild by Angie Mack Reilly

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“I Live in the Wild”

by Angie Mack Reilly and read by Matthew Bolton

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Poem: I Love Contradictions

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I Love Contradictions

by Angela K. Mack © 1/6/09

Feature photo by Angie Mack Reilly (c) 2015

I have always preached,
“The best art forms contain the greatest contradictions.”

I love contradiction. It is the drama of our existence.

Right now, I am humored by the earth being blanketed by cool virgin snow.
Meanwhile, my burning heart is inflamed with the passion of my prime.

The earth is being cooled and my soul is flaming hot.

Contradictions.

My nerdy and shy highschool friend is now a diva.
Another boy has pleasantly matured.
Popular friends have vanished
and unknown ones have become beacons of light.

Life has a way of leveling
and bringing the obscure to the spotlight
and the stars to the pit.

Life is full of drama and…
the best drama is full of contradictions.
Who would have known
we would all end up here?