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Interpreting The Bible by Kurt Kitasaki A satire on the Bible. [5,397 words]
Modernism And The Harlem Rennisance by Brotherman An essay on the concept of modernism and the harlem rennisance. [1,199 words]
What Book's Shall I Read? by Buxton This is more like a mini book review, and the title is something Im asking......carry... [435 words]
Ronald Reagan by Skyler Drevan Was he that good? [1,096 words]
Housing Bubble? by Sean Mann Is there a housing bubble about to be burst? [747 words]
Homosexual Agenda: Equality! by Skyler Drevan What gay people are really looking for. [1,647 words]
Mr. Michael Jackson-The King Of Pop by Skyler Drevan Let me explain something to the reviewers who may make ignorant comments ab... [382 words]
The Challenges Of Road Safety In The 21st Century by Kennedy O Obohwemu Quite simple...It issues a call for action...reflective upon ... [1,353 words]
The Biggest Problem Facing Nigeria This Century by Kennedy O Obohwemu An unending battle with a trouble that seems to have settled co... [750 words]
Poetry: Exposed by Steven T I wrote this rant about poetry when I was really frustrated because I had to write a bunch of p... [734 words]
Keeping Your Dignity And Creativity (Getting Published) by Skyler Drevan This is an article on rejection, how to get published a... [2,169 words]
Overcoming The Other by G David Schwartz An essay. [11,150 words]
No Longer A Smoking America by Kevin Myrick I wrote this paper for my college english comp class, and decided it was worthy eno... [1,483 words]
Midnight In The Garden Of Marvin Gaye: The Brilliance And Pathos Of The Final Album Of Soul Music's Greatest Artist. by Brotherman A review of Midnight Love: Marvin gaye's final ... [2,586 words]
I Have My Own Dream... by Karina Lizet Perez - [497 words]
Form A Vision To Success by E Rocco Caldwell This is a speech I am going to give to Junior High Schoolers today 1/16/04 for Martin ... [759 words]
Resolution by G David Schwartz A short essay. [721 words]
Not Enough! by Randall Barfield A short talk about trying to prevent more wife/child abuse. [791 words]
Buying Souls For Fun And Profit by D L B Monk A fully binding contract. Print it out, make deals with your friends (and enemi... [1,611 words]
The Parable Of The Copper Pennies by G David Schwartz A short essay. [1,690 words]
The Best Friends Of Man On Earth by James T Algo Description of close friends. [124 words]
Schindler's List: A Fecal Matter by Robert Levin - [1,047 words]
Punk, Anarchy, Chaos!! by Karina Lizet Perez Its an essay I did for the hell of it cause I was bored but when I was done I LOVED IT!!... [393 words]
Media Is Bad For Children by Thomas Kirchenheiter A debate topic showing why media is bad for children. [151 words]
A Good Vision Demands Keen Insight by E Rocco Caldwell This is a part of a larger work entitled the New Union Standard. [1,302 words]
Gay Marriage Is Constitutional by E Rocco Caldwell - [807 words]
Wal-Mart Wants To Rule The World by E Rocco Caldwell Someone left a message that this article was racist and I would like the site'... [917 words]
My Grandma by Ryan Emerson - [338 words]
Good Advice by David B Doc Byron A dying man's advice to the living. [585 words]
Extreme Panhandling by Skyler Drevan This is an article I wrote about a severe problem that plagues the beautiful city of New Yo... [1,191 words]
Weird Al's Teacher-Like Qualities by NeedhamT Gives an explanation of how I think that Weird Al Yankovic (famous comedic so... [431 words]
The Argument by John Sheirer A moving, humorous story about his parents' only argument excerpted from the author's thus far unp... [708 words]
Socialism Supported by WigginP I, as a regular citizen of the United States, believe that socialism is a good idea (in the... [551 words]
Reading by G David Schwartz - [5,568 words]
Nothing Poesy About It by BhattacharyyaS - [451 words]
Everything's All Right In The Middle East by Robert Levin A mutual solution to the problem of being mortal. [686 words]
Battle Cry by Skyler Drevan Another self discovery made in the middle of a restless night. [438 words]
Glum by Skyler Drevan I think this is self explaning. [207 words]
Recycle This by Robert Levin "I don't even sort and rinse the stuff I keep?" [885 words]
My Mother-My Friend by Penny Groh Part of the eugology for my mother. [343 words]
Anger Drives The World by G David Schwartz This is an essay that speaks about the *importance* of anger, and the misuse of it. [1,712 words]
Stupidity: Its Uses & Abuses by Robert Levin Stupidity is rivaled in its genius only be schizophrenia. [1,337 words]
No Stars For The Eclipse by Robert Levin I thought more interesting work was being done at the Electric Circus back in the '60s... [529 words]
A Collection Of Essays Concerning Mexico by Bob M Ra Several Essays composed for a Latin Studies Class at UIC. [5,770 words]
Tied By The Heart by Jeffrey (George) Winter Does our freedom ensnares us? [1,128 words]
Early Political Conflict In America: Jefferson, Hamilton, And The Washington Administration From 1791 To 1798 by Shelley Alongi J... [1,526 words]
Things Not To Say To A Pageant Committee by Freelancer Ever dreamed of being in a pageant? Read this essay before heading to... [1,276 words]
Abortion As A Basic Human Right by James Cartwright I wrote this essay for my Contemporary Issues class, explaining why I believe t... [481 words]
Making A Difference by Hanan Al Kindi The role of every human on this earth and the way his/her role affects the society. [377 words]
It Should Be Great by Christina Aspears - [1,377 words]
The Human Spirit by Adam P Nel Are you the one who I'm writing this to? [504 words]
Hhh Insurance by Klangman Rupert Essay. [1,380 words]
Gender As Performance, Age Six: The Mouse Game by Caitlin Conaway I was one confused little child. [1,991 words]
The Miseducation Of Nigeria's Future by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi An essay about the pitiable state of education in Nigeria. [1,077 words]
Vulnerable by Skyler Drevan The middle of the night thoughts. This is a little something based on a seris of unsettling dreams I... [263 words]
The Evil Of The Visa System
Thinking About, Faith by M Bradley McCauley This is from a series of essays I wrote about various subjects I was thinking about. It ... [660 words]
The Most Evil Hate Crime by Mike Schiller I have not heard anyone on either side of the debate suggest that the adult world shou... [1,375 words]
Native Americans Of The Northwest Coast by Lissa N Metz-Gomez My term paper for both Archaeology and Prehistory: The Search for Lost ... [2,631 words]
Evolution Vs. The Second Law Of Thermodynamics by Matt Tracy While studying the second law of thermodynamics, I realized some... [1,529 words]
A Reality Check For America by Mike Schiller Charles Rangel wants to wrongfully enslave people of a particular age group, becaus... [870 words]
My Pops by Heather A Sloane This is an essay that I wrote about my dad for my creative writing class. [1,014 words]
What Is Writing? by Jim Taylor My view on writing. [278 words]
Gymnastics by Brandt - [636 words]

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TITLE (EDIT)
The Evil Of The Visa System
DESCRIPTION
Looking, looking for that Utopia. As always.
[479 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
History
AUTHOR
Randall Barfield
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
-US citizen living and working in the capital of Colombia, South America. Teaches EFL and IELTS, and TOEFL (any test prep). Proofreads English essays, theses, and books, etc. Private classes accepted. Also writes at abctales.com; microhorror.com; postcardshorts.com; authorsden.com. Contact: www.officeteachr.com
[May 2010]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
booksdavids@gmail.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (281)
2nd Interview With The President (Plays) It's Barb again and President Branch. I'll try. Hope somebody likes it. [1,300 words] [Humor]
A Colombia Hatred-Free (Poetry) Of course, it isn't just Colombia, is it? [52 words] [Writing Resource]
A Dream Comes True (Non-Fiction) This is nostalgia and reflection. It's a short piece of writing dedicated to young Rodger Wesley Beaver of Georgia who was killed by a "sheriff's deputy"(God protect us from those like him.) on Valen... [951 words] [Biography]
A Flower Today In Words (Poetry) - [40 words]
A Georgia Crossroads (Non-Fiction) Where does it lie? [325 words] [Writing Resource]
A Little Poem My Child (Children) - [79 words] [Humor]
A Matter Of Timing, Frankly (Short Stories) - [736 words] [Literary Fiction]
A Million Times Plus One (Poetry) I have never stopped loving the tune "A Whiter Shade of Pale." I heard it the first time at age 16 or 17. Here is a little piece I completed recently while listening to the song over and over. So, ... [234 words] [Relationships]
A Monster Of Monsters (Non-Fiction) Why did we ever let him get this far? [208 words] [Horror]
A Parent's Lament (Genres) Some say it's never too late. [260 words] [Teenage]
A Perfected Perpetuation Plan For Today's Young Yahoos (Poetry) No one has the right to rob a bank, but each has the right to draw up her/his floor plans for life. [219 words] [Writing Resource]
A Purple Jacket (Short Stories) - [494 words] [Motivational]
A Quiet House (Short Stories) - [257 words] [Teenage]
A Red May Rose For Thee (Poetry) - [45 words] [Motivational]
A Royal Ring Up (Plays) Is this anger on my part? What should I care? But anyway, here it is... [808 words] [Drama]
A Soldier's Letter (Poetry) Far from the familiar our words are often sweeter, are they not? [109 words] [Romance]
A Songbird's Intellect (Poetry) - [4 words] [Spiritual]
A Troubled Nation In Need Of Prayer And Soul-Searching: How To Repair It (Non-Fiction) Send you suggestions/contributions in 40 words or less to booksdavis@yahoo.com Thank you. [89 words] [History]
A Visit (Short Stories) - [245 words] [Teenage]
About Daddy (1) (Non-Fiction) Daddy had his own emotional problems... [359 words] [Biography]
About Daddy Series (Non-Fiction) - [4,424 words] [Biography]
About Respect And Prestige (Non-Fiction) - [352 words] [Psychology]
Abrakadeebra: A Celebration Of Children's Verse No. 1 (Children) More fun little poems/verses for those special readers of mine. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know which ones need a bit of modification. Cheers. [2,799 words] [Humor]
Abrakadomebra: A 2nd Celebration Of Children's Verse (Children) More exciting(some are, anyway) little poems/verses about Frosty, Benny the Blackbird, Jack and Jill, etc. for children's laughter. Cheers. [2,349 words] [Humor]
Abrakadoobra: 100 Short Poems For Children (Children) Sometimes I enjoy writing or trying to write poems for children moreso than for adults. Would that be bad or good? Maybe neither. Please let me know which ones you or your kid likes or dislikes. I'... [3,527 words] [Fantasy]
Abrakadyebra: A Third Collection Of Children's Poems (Children) See, read and hear new poems about Frosty and Jack and Jill and others now! Cheers! [1,464 words] [Humor]
Abstinence (Poetry) - [18 words] [Psychology]
Adestes: Little Christmas Poems For Children (Children) Father Christmas/please be so kind/bring me a toy/one doesn't wind. [392 words] [Humor]
Advertising The Devil (Non-Fiction) "Serve the Lord with gladness..." not sadness, you dummy! [491 words] [Spiritual]
Aletha (Short Stories) . [330 words] [Teenage]
Ann Dunham: Busy Serving Others And Educating Her Kids (Children) If only she could see him now. [506 words] [Biography]
Ann Rule: The Lady Who Writes About Killers (Children) Talk about a busy life! Here's an example. [360 words] [Biography]
Another Prince Charles (Children) - [391 words] [Biography]
At Clarence's (Short Stories) - [290 words] [Teenage]
Back Through The Trees (Poetry) This evil took place both day and night. [50 words] [Motivational]
Bad SeŮorita (Songs) Am I a "real" songwriter? (Looking at this one, I hope not!) [103 words] [Humor]
Because His Skin Is Dark (Poetry) - [19 words] [Mind]
Bill Gaither: True Follower (Non-Fiction) - [641 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham: Man After God's Heart (Children) Who can count all his awards? [375 words] [Biography]
Billy Graham's Death (Non-Fiction) . [633 words] [Spiritual]
Blood (Poetry) - [30 words] [Horror]
Blubber, Blubber, Armchair Lubber (Essays) A short essay about the REAL truth behind dieting, etc. [870 words] [Self-Help]
Boy Child (Songs) These lyrics are new and go to the tune of 'Oh Danny Boy' or 'Londonderry Aire'. Something like that. I may do one more stanza. [99 words] [Spiritual]
Buenos Dias, Colombia (Not S Carolina!) (Non-Fiction) First-hand comments/observations of the country today and other days (with sugar, cream, and warts). This was a blog before anyone had ever heard of the term. [18,298 words] [Writing Resource]
Cam (Poetry) ...wound up twisted... [20 words] [Humor]
Carlos The Young Coffee Picker (Children) Carlos the young coffee picker Played a serenade Maria had just given birth Nine pounds the wee thing weighed! [564 words] [Humor]
Catch A Rising Star (Short Stories) "It's Luis, Jaime..." the old man stammered. [496 words] [Literary Fiction]
Cemetery Road (Short Stories) "What was that? There's someone out there," she exclaimed. [444 words] [Teenage]
Cindy's Fall (Short Stories) - [526 words] [Horror]
Colombia's On The Map (Poetry) How long is forty years, ma? [77 words] [Writing Resource]
Colombia's President Al Uribe (Children) - [493 words] [Biography]
Create, Create (Poetry) - [16 words] [Art]
Daddy And Me: Making The Rounds (Essays) A little wallow? [428 words] [Writing Resource]
Daddy, Can You Hear Me? (Short Stories) What would you do in this situation? [511 words] [Horror]
Daemons (Non-Fiction) Isn't British spelling more elegant sometimes? This piece of writing is about demons. We all have one or some of them inside us. They are the negative elements we cannot control very easily. The f... [2,678 words] [Psychology]
Daniel Coronell: Freedom Fighter (Children) He returned to his country determined more than ever. [420 words] [Biography]
Daring To Touch Saeed (Poetry) This piece is supposed to be about Flight 93. It's very hard to write about. If you've seen the movie, you've cried. Murderers, in my opinion, are spiritually or otherwise diseased, so, I think we ... [166 words] [History]
David's Letter--Bogota, Colombia (Non-Fiction) This is a true incident. It is not fiction. [551 words] [Self-Help]
Dear Detective Lovett (Short Stories) - [646 words] [Crime]
Decider (Poetry) This poem was composed after a slow reading of Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule, the world's foremost crime writer. [169 words] [Crime]
Deleted (Poetry) - [18 words] [Literary Fiction]
Desire Of Flesh (Poetry) ...you're ferried by death. [41 words] [Mind]
Developed And Scary (Non-Fiction) . [400 words] [History]
Doctor's Orders (Poetry) A short poem about family camping. [198 words] [Writing Resource]
Don't Call Her First Lady (Songs) This is sort of a song-poem. It's not about the First Couple in Washington, in case you wonder. The rhythm is along the lines of Ray Charles' "Fool For Love". Have you heard it? [60 words] [Humor]
Don't Tell Anyone (Short Stories) - [258 words] [Horror]
Each A Star (Poetry) Dear Readers: This poem-story, sadly, is based on a true and recent incident near where we live. [40 words] [Spiritual]
Ephraim (Short Stories) - [443 words] [Literary Fiction]
Every Day We Pierce Him (Songs) The tune for this song is a Spanish church song titled "Llaga", which means open sore or wound. In the Spanish hymn book I have, the author is listed as anonymous. Anyway, here are some English lyric... [74 words] [Spiritual]
Everybody Loved Polly (Short Stories) I detest violence and violent people! [1,809 words] [Popular Fiction]
Find Myself (Songs) Tune: Largo from Dvorak's "New World Symphony". [57 words] [Romance]
Finding A Poem-Short Story Topic (Non-Fiction) What to write about? Where do I look? Who/What can help me? [552 words] [Writing Resource]
Fishing Obligations (Essays) A short essay about parental responsibilities and kids' obligations. [558 words] [Relationships]
Five Prose Poems (Poetry) Here are five prose poems for the romantic-minded, I hope. The titles are Looking Back, That Celestial Calm--the Moon; City Shadows; Seeking; and We Turned Off. [331 words] [Romance]
Fly Me To The Moon, Baby (Poetry) - [82 words] [Romance]
Four Of Them (Essays) ...nobody has eight kids anymore either. Right? [259 words] [Writing Resource]
Four Poems (Poetry) Titles are: Groundwork in Colombia, Poetry, I Saw My Granny, Carpenter [398 words]
Four Short-Shorts (Poetry) "Lite" fare again. Titles are: Trying to Create Beauty; You First Then I; Appetite; and Opening Night. [113 words] [Mind]
Frances Jane: God's Happy Servant (Children) They had a baby daughter but it died... [368 words] [Biography]
Funny Like (Short Stories) - [610 words] [Teenage]
Generosity (Poetry) - [15 words] [Spiritual]
Gone Is Our Lisa (Poetry) (Feeling Poe-ish today maybe?) [87 words] [Humor]
Goodbye Christmas, Goodbye Santa (Poetry) - [52 words] [Motivational]
Grandstand (Poetry) - [19 words] [Relationships]
Growing Up Among Racists (Non-Fiction) A look at some of us in retrospect. [635 words] [Relationships]
Haikus Erotiques (Poetry) -These represent an exercise that's fun. Steve Mount has some others at saltyrain.com but the best are by the Japanese old masters. Look in Google for them. [113 words] [Erotic]
Haley She Was Called (Children) - [397 words] [Biography]
Hanks (Poetry) The superstar. [67 words] [Movies]
He Keeps Me Humble (Poetry) It's just that sometimes we don't want to be watched! [22 words] [Spiritual]
Heteros, Homos, Celibacy And The Church (Non-Fiction) Are we going back to the time of the Crusades? [590 words] [Writing Resource]
Hi Mr Willis, Can You Explain What Wrong I Did? (Non-Fiction) Teaching school is always give and take. Will it ever be different? [462 words] [Literary Fiction]
His Heart (Non-Fiction) - [556 words] [Motivational]
Homeward (Poetry) Sans arrogance, this poem was written for Senator Byrd of W. Va. [20 words] [Romance]
Hospital Room (Short Stories) Sadly, it's another case of "who needs fiction?" [1,115 words] [Crime]
How In Colombia I Grew In Mind And Soul (And Nowadays Grow In Girth) (Non-Fiction) Where I grew up in Georgia we had practically no access to modern British prose or poetry... [654 words] [Biography]
How To Have Money In Your Life (Non-Fiction) - [423 words] [Self-Help]
I Fell In Love With You (Poetry) - [97 words] [Romance]
I Find My Sanity (Poetry) - [38 words] [Psychology]
If I Could Chat With You Again (Poetry) - [66 words] [Literary Fiction]
If The World Were More Like You (Songs) Isn't this self-reflection? [155 words] [Psychology]
I'm Dreaming Of... (Poetry) It's about a smile. [80 words] [Writing Resource]
I'm From Mars (Short Stories) Historical fiction. [513 words] [Teenage]
In My Mind I Cheat On You (Poetry) Throw the first stone. [74 words] [Relationships]
In Our Minds (Poetry) - [11 words] [Mind]
In The Outside Cold (Short Stories) - [440 words] [Literary Fiction]
Interview Of A South American Gay (Non-Fiction) Meet Miguel Rodriguez: Miguel Rodriguez, a colleague of mine, is one of Colombiaís elite citizens in terms of philosophy, education, cultural level, and societal contributions. In other words, heís ... [2,066 words] [Relationships]
Interview With The President (Plays) Baraba Falters(Barb)finally interviews President Branch. The President is, like a typical politician, quite difficult to pin down. [1,319 words] [Writing Resource]
Is It Where We Write Or What We Write? (Non-Fiction) Just think--how many of us had heard of Annie Proulx before 2005 or 2006? [681 words] [Publishing]
It Was Raining (Short Stories) "Let's not talk about it right now, Mama..." [368 words] [Literary Fiction]
Its Christmas Joy (Poetry) What is priority this year? [71 words] [Motivational]
James Benedetti's Daughter (Short Stories) A surprise visit. [861 words] [Literary Fiction]
James Herriot: Dearest Vet That Ever Lived (Children) Could you bring a cow into the world? A horse? [430 words] [Biography]
Jesus, You Look So Kansas-Like (Poetry) - [328 words] [Teenage]
Jewish Mother (Short Stories) Trying to make Him and those near Him more alive, more real, and hopefully, with more exposure. [396 words] [Literary Fiction]
John And Juan: Colombia's Facebook Killers (Non-Fiction) - [594 words] [Crime]
Just (Poetry) Heightened sensitivity doesn't mean anything goes. It does, however, mean caring for others. [70 words] [Psychology]
Just Cry, Mama (Poetry) - [267 words] [Teenage]
Just Imagine (Poetry) Dedicated to the One with the scarred hands. [59 words] [Spiritual]
Keepsakes (Poetry) A poem about a special afternoon. [129 words]
Lassie: About A Pal (No Joke) (Children) ...thanks to British-born writer Eric Knight, who wrote the short story... [276 words] [Biography]
Leaving Colombia(On A Jet, Of Course) (Non-Fiction) - [974 words] [Crime]
Letter To Elvis (Non-Fiction) You were human, of course. Perhaps in the end you just couldn't take any more... [642 words] [Biography]
Lid (Short Stories) Beware of half baths. [376 words] [Horror]
Life On The Shelf (Poetry) - [27 words] [Erotic]
Like A Story (Poetry) - [130 words] [Teenage]
Like A Wave (Poetry) - [30 words] [Romance]
Liliana's Decision (Non-Fiction) - [488 words] [Crime]
Lions Young (Poetry) - [16 words] [Erotic]
Little Is Much (Children) - [85 words] [Animal]
Lonely Hunter (Poetry) - [17 words] [Literary Fiction]
Long Live Our Elephants (Children) Would you kill an elephant? A deer? A fly? [284 words] [Animal]
Lord Find A Place (Poetry) (For Luciano Pavarotti: R.I.P.) [70 words] [Spiritual]
Making Moves: Another Look At Victims And Choices In Ann Rule's True Crime Stories (Non-Fiction) Ann Rule gives the murderers a hell of a punch in each story. That's the way it must be. It is the angle from which she writes and no one, no one is going to condone the acts of a murderer, least of... [9,916 words] [Crime]
Marsten (Short Stories) - [408 words] [Horror]
Matchless Love (Songs) - [91 words] [Motivational]
May Mothers And Fathers (Essays) A short essay about those parents who want to push academic responsibility off onto others. [479 words]
Maybe To Pittsburgh This Time (Children) This is about a boy's best friend. Also, I've always loved Girzone's "Joshua". Here is my little attempt to imitate that, somehow. [479 words] [Literary Fiction]
Meet Mary (Poetry) - [39 words]
Michael (Poetry) About someone who left us some years back but who left an indelible impression on those of his generation. [82 words] [Biography]
Mine Eyes Have Seen (Poetry) No glory and no hallelujah. [55 words] [Horror]
Miniviews From Colombia (Non-Fiction) No special description. Basically, getting an idea of what different people think at present. [3,555 words]
Miss Sindee And The Candidate (Plays) - [361 words] [Humor]
Moors And Moors: Randall Interviews Portuguese Writer--Poet--Artist Alexandra Onelight (Non-Fiction) - [3,430 words] [Biography]
Morgan: An Actor's Actor (Children) Even though he's still living, here's a little bio. [362 words] [Biography]
Moron (Short Stories) - [374 words] [Teenage]
Mr. Nico's Monday A.M. Surprise (Plays) Thus it was decreed: Woe unto all those ethically challenged! [633 words] [Humor]
Mr Randy Sez (Non-Fiction) Expressed thoughts, musings, comments, etc. on whatever I please. [5,598 words] [Publishing]
My Big Toe Nicely (Poetry) - [23 words] [Erotic]
My Fan (Poetry) - [23 words] [Spiritual]
My Kind Of Christian: Barbara Curtis (Non-Fiction) "She lived to shock people, 'to be different and avant-garde'." [514 words] [Motivational]
My Men Are Full Of Vigor (Poetry) This is about crosses, isnīt it? [48 words] [Erotic]
Needed: Diversity In Education (Essays) Including More Studies In Distinct Cultures Needed Urgently: Give-A-Shit Parents Who Actually Monitor Their Kids If we won't listen to Jesus, then... [867 words] [Writing Resource]
No Better Galahad (Songs) About the best Friend in the world. [115 words] [Spiritual]
Normally A Gentle Man (Short Stories) This story was inspired by a story in the "Chicken Soup" series that I never can forget. [334 words] [Teenage]
Not Enough! (Essays) A short talk about trying to prevent more wife/child abuse. [791 words] [Crime]
Number 6 (Short Stories) The "real" meaning of non-stop? [489 words] [Horror]
O Father Hold Us Tightly (Songs) Tune: "O Little Town of Bethlehem", believe it or not. It's such a beautiful melody that it's a pity that we are concerned with it only in December. Non-Christmas lyrics probably have been penned be... [101 words] [Spiritual]
Oh Milly Said Molly (Poetry) This one came up while writing the kids' stuff 'cept it isn't, is it? [26 words] [Humor]
Old Quake (Poetry) One Halloween he grabbed a knife Then hid behind the door... [119 words] [Humor]
On A Dad's Turning 80 (Non-Fiction) Some want to get there, others couldn't care less. How much is choice? [390 words] [Writing Resource]
On A Limb In The Garden Oak (Poetry) - [17 words] [Motivational]
Once I Thought Hypocrisy (Poetry) I,too, have felt the knife. [50 words] [Mind]
Pablo: A Life Of Crime And Making Money (Children) What is smart in life? What is dumb? [629 words] [Biography]
Pissed--Or, We Did It To Ourselves(Yes, Read Fucked) (Non-Fiction) Periodical rant. [492 words] [Writing Resource]
Plantain (Short Stories) - [627 words] [Horror]
Please Send Me Blessings (Poetry) - [48 words] [Teenage]
Poet--Photographer--Writer Interview (Non-Fiction) Read about Joseph Randell Sherman, Iowa-born poet and photographer par excellence. For additional info, access to writings, etc., 'google' this writer. [1,999 words] [Biography]
Policing-Immigration Lines (Essays) This is a bit about patriotism but not fanaticism. [1,193 words] [Motivational]
Poor Daddy (Short Stories) Carl saw the freshly-dug hole and broke into tears... [438 words] [Literary Fiction]
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Songs) This is another one of my favorite gospel songs. So, I am arrogant here in trying to pen a second or extra verse(I know of only one.). M. Jackson sings only one on a DVD I have of her. Anyway, if a... [50 words] [Spiritual]
President Branch 1954 (Plays) Pure innocence, of course, prevailed at that time, did it not? [313 words] [Comedy]
Quite Harmless You See (Short Stories) Then Peter had the oddest feeling. Heíd never been afraid of the dark before. To him, danger was posed by humans, not by animals; least of all simple and innocent forest animals. [723 words] [Literary Fiction]
Rainy Christmas Eve (Short Stories) "How bad is it?" he managed to ask with great physical and psychological effort... [755 words] [Crime]
Ralph Carmichael: A Great American Musician (Non-Fiction) - [463 words] [Biography]
Randall Barfield Interviews Sage Sweetwater--Colorado Poet-Novelist Of The Sapphic Literary Genre (Non-Fiction) . [4,890 words] [Relationships]
Randall's Humble Analysis Of The Parable Of The Workers In The Vineyard (Non-Fiction) (Using the NIV version of the Bible) [635 words] [Spiritual]
Randy's Advice To Young Writers (Essays) - [807 words] [Motivational]
Realities (Poetry) - [7 words] [Writing Resource]
Reflective Essay On Classroom Discipline (Essays) This essay was written as part of the requirements for a course in elementary education. The teacher's comments are placed in parentheses and denoted as TC. Some of the problems have worked themselv... [2,676 words] [Writing Resource]
Religious Poems For Children (Children) - [691 words] [Spiritual]
Remembering Doug (Non-Fiction) I remember thinking at the time that they were such crybabies! [472 words] [Biography]
Sa'ad (Short Stories) Trying to look at history from another perspective. [295 words] [History]
Schoolgirl (Short Stories) - [937 words] [Crime]
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The Evil Of The Visa System
Randall Barfield



The entry visa was created by our government in 1917 to limit and control the entry of aliens into our country. The system is, of course, now worldwide. Some countries, such as Russia or Cuba, have exit visas, also, ďto limit and control,Ē etc. Funny how the countries that have exit visas donít really need entry visas because no one wants to get in. Only out. (Do you see any long lines of folks eager to partake on a permanent basis of the splendors of Fidel Castroís paradise?) One can suppose Venezuela will be the next nation to have exit visas for, since Mr Chavez, the desires are fully to exit, of course, not to enter.
All this, of course, is very anti-Christian for, at the root of it, it reveals a reluctance to share. Whose world or planet is it, anyway? For those of us who believe, it is Godís world. Godís planet. We mortals are mere tenants. How have we, then, the right to tell a brother or a sister where he/she may or may not live? May or may not go?
I have never been comfortable with the system. One says the government would crumble were everybody who wanted to get in allowed to do so. Would it really? Can it be proved? Look at China with approximately 4 times the population of our country, and, less land area. Has it crumbled? Yes, China has a lot of poverty, but we have poverty, too. Look at our senior citizensí statistics. How many of them actually live ABOVE the level of poverty? What about abandoned moms and their kids who live on practically nothing yet the "father" lives in splendor with his second family?
Another voice says that we would be inundated with terrorists if anyone could get in. Do you really and truly believe that? Thatís sort of like the argument against firearms. True terrorists are going to walk right into our country professionally with all kinds of proper documents in their pockets, albeit falsified. Havenít we seen this already?
Besides, not EVERYONE in the world wants to live in our great nation(and it is). There are those who still want to live in France or Italy(me) or Sweden or Australia, just to name only a few. So why canít they? Why did humankind have to go and corrupt Godís own plan? We can presume that when Noah and family disembarked from that fabulous ark, God did not say be fruitful and multiply in that corner over there, if you will, or only on the hillside to your west. Of course not. What we CAN presume is that He gave no geographical dictates whatsoever.
I guess Iíve sounded off. Itís not going to change anything, is it? In fact, things are worse nowadays, arenít they? So much for striving for Utopian living. Thanks for reading, though.

      

 

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