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January 1

I
don't believe
in God

or
the Devil
for
that matter

but
on
New Year Day

I'll
visit
a shrine
church
temple
and
mosque


simply
to say

Thank You
To
Whom
It
May Concern

Gambari-kun
2003 Jan


Angry Cock

I'd
rather have
Big Bill

chasing
Monica
all over

the
White House

and
up and down
the
Presidential Chair

than
George Bush

and
war

Gambari-kun
2003 Feb

Saved

One
man's disease
is
another man's
cure

Ronald
Reagan

a
former
U.S.
President

can
no longer
remember

(even
if he'd
like to

which
I doubt)


the
harm
he
has done
to people

all over
the
world

as
he has
Alzheimer's


Gambari-kun
2003 March

Cherry Blossom
Viewing

To
people

who
drink and
smoke

or
who
sing
too
loudly

under
the
cherry trees:

Ladies
and
Gentlemen

Do you
really
love
nature?

My
teardrops

fall

as
blossoms

Gambari-kun
2003 April

Until Next Sunday

Sundays
are
not only
holidays

they
are

holy days
for
The Boss

as
he sits
and
listens
carefully

to
his
pastor
scream

God
is
All
Loving

Ask for
His
Forgiveness!

he
nods
approvingly

At
the end
of the
service

he
gives
generously
to his
Church
(he
does so
every Sunday)

and
before leaving

thanks
the priest
(this
too
he does
every Sunday)

The Boss
knows
only too well

Monday

is
a working day

and
it is

back
to business
as usual




Gambari-kun
2003 May

Computers

in
a hi-tech
church

someone
who
looks like
a priest

but
who is
really
a computer

is standing
and reading

from
the Bible



in
a beautiful
voice

He is
all the rage

in
the local
national
and
international
media

dividing

the
Christian
world

once again
in two


Some say
religion is dead

Others
say

NO

it is
a resurrection



Gambari-kun
2003 June

Last Request

On
the
day

I
start
to
use

big
words

to
explain
small
ideas

please
put me
away

Gambari-kun
2003 July

Looking
Both Ways

if
the
Japanese

honor
Americans
who
died
in
Pearl Harbor

and
Americans

the
Japanese
who
died
in
Nagasaki
and
Hiroshima



then

and
only then

have
we made
any
progress







Gambari-kun
2003 Aug

Great Briton

Diana
the
Princess
of the
People

who
did more
to
damage
the
British
monarchy
than
anyone else

was
also compasssionate


and
enjoyed
life
to
the full

playing
out
a family
drama

on
the
international
stage






Gambari-kun
2003 Sep

Gardens

Great
garden designers
know

the
garden
is
already
there

ready
and complete

waiting
patiently

to be
uncovered



Gambari-kun
2003 Oct

My Way

Our world
is
made up
of
people

who
follow
different paths

some
burn
their
life's candle

slowly

and
others
like me

at
both ends

Buddha's Way
is
not for me

I don't like
to fall

between

two stools



Gambari-kun
2003 Nov

Japanese Culture

Like
delicious-looking
rice cakes

Japanese
people

have been
pounded
into
shape







Gambari-kun
2003 Dec

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