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See YouTube video (Sony) of Janet Kuypers performing her poem “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)” in the lotus position for her 8/6/16 showThoughts on Peace” at Expressions (of Peace)! in Austin’s the Bahá’í Center.
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 8/6/16 show “Thoughts on Peace” at Expressions (of Peace)! in Austin reading her poem “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)”, then portions of her editorial from cc&d’s v249 book Invisible InkChoices We Make”, then her poems “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)” and “On a High Horse Like This(Cps).
video See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers in her 8/6/16 show “Thoughts on Peace(Sony) at Expressions (of Peace)! in Austin reading her poem “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)”, then portions of her editorial from cc&d’s v249 book Invisible InkChoices We Make”, then her poems “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)” and “On a High Horse Like This”.
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including her poem “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)”, then portions of her editorial from cc&d’s v249 book Invisible InkChoices We Make”, then her poems “Everything was Alive and Dying (2016 cruelty to animals edition)” and “On a High Horse Like This”.
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “Queen ISIS”, “Motorcycle” and “They Called It Trust” 8/14/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (video filmed from a Canon Power Shot camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “Queen ISIS”, “Motorcycle” and “They Called It Trust” 8/14/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (from a Canon Power Shot camera w/ a Threshold filter).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “Queen ISIS”, “Motorcycle” and “They Called It Trust” 8/14/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (video filmed from a Sony camera).
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See YouTube video of Janet Kuypers reading her 3 poems “Queen ISIS”, “Motorcycle” and “They Called It Trust” 8/14/16 at the Austin open mic Kick Butt Poetry (from a Sony camera w/ an Edge Detection filter).
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video video See YouTube video of Janet KuypersBook Release Reading 4/5/17 of Down in the Dirt book poetry in Austin’s National Poetry Month Community Poetry at Half Price Books, including “Queen ISIS (battling for peace)” from “Waterlogged”, and “Story Telling” from “Spiraling” (from a Canon Power Shot SX700 camera video and given a Hue Cycling filter).

Queen ISIS
(battling for peace)

Janet Kuypers
started 7/29/16, finished 7/30/16

Try to remember your breathing exercises.
Inhale.
Exhale.
The drive-by media talking heads hurl
insults,
hatred
for either contender for the next President of the
United
States.
See the screen’s ticker of the number of dead
from the last
mass
shooting.
Fort Myers. Dallas. Nice. Orlando. San Bernardino.
Sandy
Hook.
Try to remember to focus on your breathing.
Inhale.
Exhale.
The past floods you. Boston. Columbine. Waco.
Wisconsin’s
Sikh Temple.

This breathing alone doesn’t take on terror.
When strikes
hit Egypt,
remember the Egyptian Goddess ISIS, patroness
of nature
& wisdom.
Her crown was actually a throne, the seat for
her child,
the Pharaoh.
She listened to the prayers of the aristocrats,
the wealthy,
the rulers,
but she was also friends to the downtrodden,
the sinners
& the slaves.
Goddess of rebirth, ISIS was first child to the Gods
of Earth
and Sky,
ISIS was also goddess of reincarnation and the
protector
of the dead.
Isis’ magic spells & rituals were revered for
protection
& healing.

You know, this breathing is getting easier now.
Inhale.
Exhale.
But it angers me how her name’s been usurped
by terrorists
who kill.
And sure, ISIS was worshipped in Pagan religions
but Iraq
& Syria
took her name and changed the meaning from
another
God
to cause chaos, spread their hatred & slaughter the
masses
with impunity.

Wait a minute. Get back to breathing.
Inhale.
Exhale.
Because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
may mean
evil,
but these terrorists will never win when you have
Earth
and Sky
on your side, because peace isn’t magic when
health
& protection
are on your side, thanks to the better ISIS, ruling
nature
& wisdom.

I tell you, remember to keep your breathing.
Inhale.
Exhale.
Because if history battles for the ISIS name,
remember:
the legacy
of true peace and love with the Goddess ISIS
will
always
win.


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