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Pat Rosales, My Tease of Wasted Chances

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on March 12, 2017 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (5)

If caution were but protocol imposed

Let self-deception Purgatory be

Regrets be reckoned most deserving cost

When sin is but default's own legacy!

I'd rather grab the harvest of a sin

Than wonder of: If but, what might have been!


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Reflections on Passionate Oratory

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on April 18, 2016 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Some with devious heart, some with caustic tongue

Highlight their art with pride to conceal wrong

Sans qualms their peers malign to capture fame

Nor reckon how much malice taints their name

But I, sustained by hubris, deign conf...

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My HannyDel Farewell*

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on April 9, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Calling yourself Hanny, you challenged me

To reveal who you might be by guessing

The whims and wherefores of your bonhomie.

Deflecting contretemps sent me teasing;

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Night Deep Sea Fishing Misadventures

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on March 11, 2016 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (1)

I got initiated into the night deep-sea fishing enterprise by my father.

One day, out of nowhere, while he was preparing to go out to sea he casually asked me if I thought I could handle keeping him company for the night’s endeavors. When I assured him in the affirmative, he instructed me to pack our provisions for the night. These mainly consisted of freshly boiled cooking bananas and steamed cassava tubers moderately garnished with freshly grated coconut to preserve their dele...

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Happy Birthday, Kimberly

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on March 9, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

#MegaKudosKG Birthday wishes to you who has every reason to celebrate!! I hope you don’t mind the recycled Standard Issue Serenade below—recycled they may be the sentiments are by no means stale:" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Controlling the Southern Border

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on March 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

(An Asumen Pre-emptive Initiative)


War is . . . nothing but the continuation of state policy with other means. The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation from their purposes.

~~Carl von Clausewitz


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Historical Parallels and Intersections

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on December 9, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

12 Historical Parallels and Intersections


Should lessons gleaned from History provide

Due faith and courage for your future course,

Be best prepared to emulate with pride

The brave defenders of your sacred shores.


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No Longer A Church-Going Christian

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on October 30, 2015 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Chapter 5: No Longer A Church-Going Christian


There was the Door to which I found no Key;

There was the Veil through which I might not see:

Some little talk awhile of Me and Thee

There was—and then no more of Thee and Me.

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19 Global Warming: The Religion that Failed

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on September 25, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

19 Global Warming: The Religion that Failed

January 4, 2010


"Allahu Akbar" is such a potent invincible jihad battle cry. Translated literally as “God is the Greatest,” no God-believing soul would dare argue against the proposition, especially if it is reinforced with Kalashnikov assault rifles and kindred weapons and/or the detonation of IED’s (Improvised Explosive Device), PETN’s (pentaerythritol tetranitrate), and C4 (Composition C-4) explosi...

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Gender Distinctive Humanity

Posted by C. Stan Asumen, Jr on August 13, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Gender Distinctive Humanity


"As unto the bow the cord is,

So unto the man is woman,

Though she bends him, she obeys him,

Though she draws him, yet she follows,

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Asumen Creative Escapades {ACE}

This is a collection of poetry and other creative escapades completed or in the works: So far I have grouped them into three categories reflective of the emotional circumstances under which they came about, namely, The Schuman-Spinoza Sonnets, the Patriotic Sonnets, and the Awkward  & Toilsome Years.

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