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While the first of April is all about fun and jokes, we hope that you understand that what makes you laugh, can also make you cry. 


Bugs or Fire 

By David Rubin 

The new building,on fire, 

Everyone is running,no tire, 

Exterminator is coming,on hire, 

Fooled by alarming,no mire, 

Plan of waking,on wire. 

David volunteers and is working on his own novel. 

 


The Fool of Fools 

By Reginald Black 

I pity the fool of fools. They perch on garbage cans like pigeon stools.  

Sitting around with nothing to do.  

Who Who are you? The fools cry. ” Look at us we work.” The people reply.  

And in the blink of an eye, it all changed. Now those fools I pity are standing in the rain. 

”Look at those fools playing in the rain.” That’s what I heard the people saying.  

Little do they know, I am scheming something in my brain. In a bed one of these fools will not be laying. 

Breaking, breaking down the street. There is a shelter bus I got to meet.  

Or I will end up like that April fool, who played so long they missed their chance for a bed to sleep. 

 


Reggie’s Reflections – Offer Accepted!! 

By Reginald Black 

I was forced to leave the hood. My hideout was locked and I couldn’t access the apartment. The whole day I was worked dreading the end of the day, but soon it was time to close. As I waited for the area to die down, a friend came by. His offer sounded reasonable, but what would his spouse say? He told me she would understand, and that they had helped another. As we departed I couldn’t help feeling nervous. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was still hopeful. We arrived and they talked it over. She agreed and I began to unpack. Finally, I thought. ”I have a roof again.” Would this last I wondered, and if so, how long would I have the option of this place being my home? But most of all I knew for one night I had a home.  

Reggie hosts The Writer’s Group Meetings. 

 


April Who Is Really The Fool 

By Robert Warren 

APRIL WHO IS REALLY THE FOOL. COULD IT BE THE BUD OF THE FLOWER THAT BLOOM TO SOON, ONLY T0O HAVE COLD APRIL WINDS BLOW IT AWAY. IF ONLY IT HAD BLOOMED ANOTHER DAY. COULD IT BE THE FOOL WHO THINKS HE CAN CHANGE, GOD CALENDER DAYS, HIS TIME WILL COME ANYWAY. COULD THE FOOL BE THE FARMER WHO PLANTED HIS CROPS TO SOON, ONLY TO HAVE HIS CROPS LOST TO RUIN. MAYBE THE FOOL IS THE MAN WHO TOLD ME THAT LIE. THAT WAS THE DAY HE SAID MARVIN GAYE DIED. COULD THE FOOL BE THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE KNEW THE DAY THAT CRHIST WILL RETURN TO YOU. DON’T BE FOOLED BY WHAT PEOPLE SAY, MAKING FOOLS OUT OF US THAT IS THE DEVIL’S WAY. COULD THE APRIL FOOLS BE KIDS GROWING UP TO SOON? NOT GOING TO SCHOOL IN APRIL. SPRING THE GOOD DAYS APRIL BRINGS! NEVER TO LEARN THE LORD’S GOLDEN RULES, DON’T LET APRIL MAKE FOOLS OUT OF YOU.  

Robert is a member of The People for Fairness Coalition. 

 


Mis-Information Is Power 

By David Rubin 

Derived from BBC WWII archives where we can all play a fool about April fool day. The landlady was a Nazi spy defying Sir Francis Bacon famous statement, ‘Information is power’. In this case, ‘Mis-information is power!’. Characters are welcomed the lead role defined by Chris Foulkes, an engineer.  

David volunteers and is working on his own novel.