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This Art is Alive

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 | Last Updated Apr 24, 2013

Poem about the nature of human interactions. We all want to impose ourselves, visions and beliefs onto others. But it is always a give-and-take adventure.

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communication, interaction, human, relations, relationship, paradigm, control

MOM'S LIFE

Posted on Feb 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

Mom - a poem by Eric Olson about Mom.

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mom

Tired

Posted on Jan 29, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Poem on emotional fatigue and weariness.

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tired, fatigue, emotional weariness, poem, poetry

Exhausted Melodies

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

A poem about the repetitive nature of human nature. We all share certain core elements that repeat over the ages, linking us to humanity.

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exhausted melodies, human patterns, historic humanity, ballad of history, p

What to Believe

Posted on Jun 6, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A statement on how I approach Belief.

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beliefs, faith, skepticism, skeptic, science, religion, philosophy, metaphysics, pseudoscience

Nature's Brood

Posted on Jan 23, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 3, 2011

A poem on the reality of nature's cold truth.

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nature's brood, savage poetry, savagery poem, nature, death, pain

The Hurry-Stop Syndrome

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

This editorial was the last Chalkboard editorial Shawn Olson wrote for the Columbus Messenger.

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impatient society, red lights

Some Scoundrel

Posted on Dec 6, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

Semi-satirical poem about passing the blame on others and passing the buck.

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poem, blame

Steps beyond me

Posted on Feb 6, 2003 | Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

Poetic advice from father to son to be brave, good, kind; to make something out of life.

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fatherly proverb, advice to son, poetry, poem

The Answers You Seek

Posted on Jun 20, 2004 | Last Updated Nov 5, 2011

A poem on confusion.

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confusion, answers, poetry
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