• Green Party Peace Sign Bumper Sticker

    Green Party Peace Sign Bumper Sticker
    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

  • Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened?

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? ebook cover


    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

  • Vintage Jewelry

    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

  • FaceBook

  • Instagram

  • tumblr

  • Pinterest

  • Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire: Ultimate Fan Guide on Smashwords

A Halloween poem by Maxwell Wheat, Jr.

Biggest Jack-O’-Lantern Ever

“Grandfather, you told me you would give me
the biggest Jack-O’-Lantern I’ve ever seen.”
“That I will, Juliane,”

Grandfather assures his ten-year-old granddaughter,
“and now is the time.”

“Oh, Grandfather, where is it?” she asks,
darting her eyes over the back field.
“All I see are left-there pumpkins.
I don’t see a great big pumpkin
with eyes, a nose, a mouth.”
“You will,” Grandfather replies, eyeing his watch, the clear sky.

“It’s getting time. We better walk down
to the pond at the end of the pumpkin field.”
Juliane pulls on her paper-mache pumpkin hat,
her black dress with large white stars,
and taking her grandfather’s hand
they find their way among scattered pumpkins.

“None of these pumpkins has a face, Grandfather,” she murmurs.
“Wait, my dear. It’s getting darker. We’re almost at the clearing.”

“Oh, Grandfather, I see the top of the moon,” she says,
pointing to the lunar pumpkin starting his climb above the pond’s hill.
“Keep watching,” Grandfather says, smiling.

“Oh, grandfather, I see eyes.”

“Oh, Grandfather, I see a nose.”
“Oh, Grandfather, I see a big smiling mouth.”
“I told you,” he laughs.

“Oh, Grandfather,” Juliane hurrahs, waving at the happy man-in-the-moon,
“you’ve given me the biggest “Jack-O’-Lantern I’ve ever seen!”

(c) Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. and used with permission.

Max Wheat will be one of the performers at the PeaceSmiths Coffehouse this month! More details to follow. Quick info below:

PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse

PeaceSmiths’ November Coffeehouse will be some treat. Music by Sonny Meadows and Bob Westcott (order not determined! for folks who like to know the program, check back!)


A special poetry event: Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. and Alan Semerdjian teaming up with their own poetry, and poetry by young people. You can find a collection of poems by young people that Maxwell helped create: here.
Friday, November 6th
at 8pm
First United Methodist Church in Amityville
(25 Broadway Ave, southmost end of RT 110 near Merrick Road/Montauk Highway. Affectionately known as “the last church on the left”)

suggested donation (more if possible, less if necessary)
includes light refreshments
For more information, contact: (631) 798-0778
[Please remember that the December PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse will be changed to the second Friday! instead of the first Friday, as the usual pattern in.]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.