David Fleming
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Acts of Random Poetry Archive


Occasionally, I have posted original poetry.  Just remember, "original" does not have to mean "good."  Still, I hope readers enjoy some of them.

May 8, May 12, May 21, 2017: We're Not Like Everybody Else (But, then again, Neither is Everybody Else) (Not all colleges are defined by the headlines)

March 2, 2017: My Grandfather's Chambers (Reflections on my grandfather's suicide 35 years ago)

February 15, 2017: The Wall is Down (Third of wall trilogy)

February 9, 2017: Another Brick In My Wall (Pt. II) (Second of wall trilogy)

February 1, 2017: I Do Love A Good Wall (First of wall trilogy)

November 10, 2016: A Path to Heal (Responding--or not--to the ugliness of the modern world)

October 5, 2016: A Matter of Time (Dual enrollment)

September 5, 2016: The Labor of Division (People's struggles with difficult concepts)

August 15, 2016: Ash Sunday (Spreading my parents' ashes in Glacier National Park)

June 8, 2016: We All Need Something to Stan(d)for(d) (Stanford rapist getting slap on hands)

May 22, 2016: Trails of Years (On returning to my hometown)

January 27, 2016: Progressive Dinners (Reminiscing about my parents' parties)

January 18, 2016: A Son-ography (My mother's pregnancy while she was in college)

January 12, 2016: Rebuffed (My father's challenges passing the swim test at Harvard)

January 4, 2016: Piano Center Stage (On the origins of my parents' union)

May 8, 2015: Airplane Mode (On the death of my parents)

November 18, 2014: Trashy Poetry (Faculty who don't want to empty their own trash)

July 4, 2014: Restoration (The passing of a mentor)

December 9, 2013: Don't Cite a Tweet as a Research Feat (Scholarly apper proves Tweets aren't noteworthy citations)

March 5, 2013: Choose Your College Like A Cut Of Meat (On the selling of official university/college beef)

June 1, 2012: Institutional Memory (Importance of memory)

February 19, 2012: The Lovely Dance (Difficulty of maintaining a good marriage)

November 19, 2011: Departure and Cowardice (Confronting ugly departures)

September 12, 2011: Canine Gladiators (Dogs play fighting)

June 18, 2011: Smooth Muscle (Dedicated to my father, pharmacologist, on Father's Day)

April 26, 2011: Year Forty-Nine (Turning 49)

February 10, 2011: Univ-onics (The new language of higher education)

June 13, 2011: Swimming Against the Riptide (Combating dissonance in the workplace)

June 10, 2011: Networking (Social media and lack of connection)

December 16, 2010: Middle School Concert (Self-explanatory)

December 9, 2010: The Man Going 'Round (Evil impersonating good)

December 2, 2010: FeINar (Living in fear)

November 10, 2010: 22nd Release/3rd Offering (Kid bullying)

October 18, 2010: A Dog-Gone Sonnet (Feeling like a dog)

October 2010: Villainelle (Villian Villain)

May 26, 2010: My Doe (Watching an injured deer cross the road)

May 12, 2010: Sisyphus' Dream (Sonnet on life's difficulties)