Erasure poetry & Redaction poetry by Hew Murphy

cards-600Dear Mr. President,

You speak a language of fear, hate, and ignorance when millions of children are listening. America’s children need more from you than jobs and walls. Please don’t lose your opportunity to be a positive role model.

a_million_people_will_speak-600original source url: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/29/daily-press-briefing-press-secretary-sean-spicer-31

Updated URL (as of 12-27-17): https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/daily-press-briefing-press-secretary-sean-spicer-032917/

america_is_immigration-600original source url: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/07/president-donald-j-trumps-weekly-address

Updated URL (as of 12-27-17): https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trumps-weekly-address-6/

believe_it_or_not-600original source url: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/11/record-press-briefing-comprehensive-plan-reforming-federal

Updated URL (as of 12-27-17): https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/record-press-briefing-comprehensive-plan-reforming-federal-government-reducing-federal-civilian-workforce/

id_like_a_conflict-ending_president-600original source url: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/19/press-briefing-press-secretary-sean-spicer-4192017

Broken Link (as of 12-27-17); archive of original text: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=123775

unleash_the_environment-600original source url: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/11/remarks-president-trump-strategic-and-policy-ceo-discussion

Updated URL (as of 12-27-17): https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-strategic-policy-ceo-discussion/

Follow HewMurphy on Instagram for regular postings of his redaction poetry and erasure poetry. [edit: Hew has created a permanent home for his poetry at @MakeTheMessageGreatAgain)

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“Limitless Possibilities” by Kip Pasta

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Dear Mr. President,

Abstract art has unbound potential. When both sides engage in honest debate the end results can bring “Limitless Possibilities”.

Both sides need to realize that they are working for the good of the country. Obstruction, for the Left, seems to say that they do not have the interests of the “We the People” at heart. The bitterness that has become the political landscape serves no one.

The “Limitless Possibilities” of give and take, and listening to on another are what is needed.

Great leadership can bring unleash the country’s better side.

“Immigration” by Tammy Hirl

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Dear Mr. President,

Life is a series of choices. Sometimes the choices we make affect a large number of people, and sometimes just a few. What people don’t often realize is you can never make a decision that affects just you. You are in an extraordinary position to make choices that create change, not just change for the present but change for the future.

Read the rest of Tammy’s Letter