Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:99
  • eBook ISBN:9788177680331

What It Takes

by Richard Jarboe

Book Image Not Available
Overview
Over 150 poems pertaining to life, liberty and the reckless pursuit of money, war, love and understanding. Subjects include gold, plants, ghosts, pawn shops, walls, botox, a description of Hell freezing over, BIG CHINA and Elvis as the Patron Saint of Parking. Subjects span many years and locations.
Description
Over 150 poems pertaining to life, liberty and the reckless pursuit of money, war, love and understanding. Subjects include gold, plants, ghosts, pawn shops, walls, botox, a description of Hell freezing over and Elvis as the Patron Saint of Parking. Subjects span many years and locations. The book looks into milestone years in American History. It speaks of Mayan mythology and discusses the motives of BIG CHINA. It asks the question: "Could raising the dead be over-stepping the mark?" It explores the fate of Giordano Bruno. It suggests we put zoologists in a cage, and see what they do. It explores how to rob a bank and the spirit of New Jersey. It even gives a Jersey version of the Ramayana, the Hindu epic poem. It compares Rock n' Roll stars to mules and suggests there should be a Yale Lemon Law. The last poem in the book is called "The Word", a reflection upon the contents of the book itself.
About the author
Richard Jarboe is a poet, playwright, composer and lyricist. His first book of poetry was entitled "Trash Marks the Spot". His musical theater credits include "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", produced in Los Angeles at the Olio and in New York at the Circle in the Square and co-written with Harvey Shield. His musical "Remnants" was produced in Wheeling and Beckley West Virginia. His Ballets include "Buffalo Bill's Saloon", produced by the Colorado Ballet and "MLK", produced by The Roxey Ballet and performed at U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration. His play "There Goes the Judge" originated in Los Angeles and was recently produced in Princeton, New Jersey and New Orleans, Louisiana. His CDs can be found on the internet and on iTunes. Their titles are "You Got to Start Somewhere", "Something Else", and "The Danger of Gray Fat". Richard Jarboe lives with his wife Sharon, and their three children, Ellie, Charlie and Austin in Stockton, New Jersey, USA. His tribute to Hurricane Katrina can be found on YouTube.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.