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“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”

Mohandas Gandhi

Sherry Chandler just made her first post – well no, The Poetry Man made the actual post – to The Peace Tree.  But Sherry wrote it.

Sherry and I have back-to-back chapbooks in the “Poets on Peace” series from FootHills Publsihing.

Seems like a lot of people are considering peace or ought to be.

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We’re turning that upside down – all the questions affect all the results, and we’ve got some innovative results too! Enjoy 🙂


My Results

Personality You are more emotional than logical, more concerned about self than concerned about others, more religious than atheist, more loner than dependent, more lazy than workaholic, more rebel than traditional, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more idealist than cynical, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are religious (93%), intellectual (67%).

Old Geezer 67%
Prep 38%
Hippie 26%
Life Experience
Sex 21%
Substances 5%
Travel 26%

Your political views would best be described as Liberal, whom you agree with around 82% of the time.

Your attitude toward life best associates you with Lower Middle Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 100% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated G.
By the way, your hottness rank is 50%, hotter than 17% of other test takers.



A row of apple trees lines
the winding road.
And false-brown leaves
whirl dervishly
in the roweling wind—
a wind that’s blowing through
low-lying branches.

Small apples, dropping like nuts,
pelt the earth like a joke from the past.
So, technically, it’s Springtime,
but winter makes great news.

Silhouettes of a man and a woman
move inside a Model A.
Despite the cold, they have the
windows down.  The man
greets the morning
like a prophet bearing great joy.
Only this time it’s personal.
He sports a welcoming smile, nothing else—
at least, nothing I choose to speak of.

The blond beside him wears
last year’s sunscreen, found in the car,
and warm yellow mittens.


first published in Rearview Quarterly