Thursday, July 25, 2013

Collaborations Of Author A.H. Scott

Collaborations (Author A.H. Scott)

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Author A.H. Scott is contributing collaborator for "Letters To My Bully" from Glover Lane Press. This groundbreaking anthology on the topic of bullying is available from Amazon worldwide and Glover Lane Press.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN is AMERICA!! - Commentary by A.H. Scott

(collage: "Zimmerman/America" by A.H. Scott, July 2013)


Man with a gun in his hand takes a stand for the common man

Remorse is for the weak

Fuck it! I’m an American! I do what I want to do!

Dispatcher asked ‘ya – Are you following him?

You replied – Yeah.

Dispatcher said to ‘ya – OK. We don’t need you to do that.

Hackle of hubris consumed the night

Fuck it! I’m an American! I do what I want to do!

From that moment, the American credo rose up and a youth’s existence was through

Fuck it! I’m an American! I do what I want to do!

Playing victim and innocent lamb

When the truth is, you don’t even give a damn

Regret and sorrow is for the meek

Fuck it! I’m an American! I do what I want to do!

And. when a whisper of conscience says moderate your callous ways

Barrels of salt are tossed into the wound today

Possibility of you getting that weapon back is in the fray

You snicker – “Give me back my gun – NOW!!!”

Fuck it! I’m an American! I do what I want to do!

American arrogance

American obtuseness

American obliviousness


And, America keeps on doing what it do……..

- A.H. Scott

July 15, 2013

Shell Shocked - Commentary by A.H. Scott

(artwork: "Shell-Shocked" by A.H. Scott, June 2013)


......What happens when a piece of landmark legislation or legal ruling becomes a shell of it's former self?

It leaves citizens "Shell Shocked".

A shell is all that is left for the historians to archive.

No victory for any type of rights is hollow. But, it has to have an infrastructure that is maintained and optimized.

Two pieces of history, which many thought were set in stone; have been slowly gutted.

Bit by bit, varied levels of opponents to 1965's Voting Rights Act and 1973's Roe V. Wade decision have been chipping away at the foundation of what was considered settled law.

It's as if those who wish to turn the country in a backwards motion has snuck into the backdoor and begun to dismantle pillars of equality for all, while the front of the structure has continued to maintain a facade of inpenetrability.

The tactics chosen have not been a full-on frontal attack, which is primarily howled through bullhorns. But, a more stealth diminishment of civil and reproductive rights.

Affirmative action and voting rights are given a slight of hand by ideological magicians who twist history of discrimination into pretzels of duality. Black becomes white and white becomes the slighted.

Reproductive rights are also under a slow march of destruction.

As of January 22, 2013, there are 724 abortion clinics throughout the entire United States of America. (source: The Daily Beast)

By lawmakers from across the country in 2013, more than 300 abortion restrictions were introduced during state legislative sessions. (source: ACLU)

"Rights are not just a list of words strung together and written upon parchment. They live and breathe with the blood, sweat and tears of Americans willing to stand up for them" - A.H. Scott

WE as American citizens, need to SHOCK the SHELL back to life!!

- A.H. Scott


An Ode To The Oblivious: Of Bliss And Butter - Commentary by A.H. Scott

(artwork: "Oblivious" by A.H. Scott, July 2013)


........All men are not equal and all rights are not equal.

Now, I think I've got your attention.

Of course, as children we are told just the opposite in the hymns of brotherhood.

Yet, such lofty visions of judging men by the quality of their character than the color of their skin, can fall short of glory.

Grand words take second place to that heralded circle of victors in this world.

These are the people that I call "The Oblivious".

Oblivious they are, without breaking a sweat.

Validation of who they are in this society is never challenged in a court of law.

Full breadth of their rights is exhaled with every breath they take.

Oblivious is the slacker's credo. And, it cradles them in a blanket of unquestioned security.

Those oblivious are on the front side of pendulum of validation. While those not so fortunate in their placement in society are on the back side of validation's pendulum.

Let's get married!! Let's do it, right now!

For the oblivious, this blessed event is done with frivolity and light.

Ah, yes, the flowers, cake and presider with a holy book in hand giving a happy couple a friendly smile. Take the picture. Make it perfect for a family album.

It won't matter if this marriage lasts only a splash of weeks or less than half a yearly Nielson rating season. Because, for the frivolous and oblivious; it's just the way things have always been.

But, then again; there are those who don't get to walk that yellow brick road so easily.

Their road to justice is one which is not guaranteed by citizenship.

They HAVE to fight for equality.

It's a tough fight. It's a hard fight. But, it's one battle which those who are oblivious never have to worry their pretty and petty brains about - ever.

Fly that rainbow flag with pride!!!

Alas, those glasses of obliviousness don't only blur the sight of romantic bliss.

Optics also focus upon other hues of human interaction.

Hold the butter!!!

Six letters form a single word.

But, beyond this noun come the actions of an oblivious soul takes in rubbing salt into an eternally opened wound.

A person can be oblivious to the changing nature of history around them. If they can't, well their bread won't be slatherd with as much butter as they had in past days.

The word is poisonous to speak out loud. The action of treating another human being as nothing more than a prop of being parallel to the color of a blackboard is venomous.

Now, of course no one truly knows another heart.

But, when the butter hits the fan - "The Lady" is not one without sense. She is simply OBLIVIOUS!!

When a person does not have to go to court to get the stamp of legal approval to get married or not be discriminated against in any manner; then those spectacles of obliviousness are perfectly fitted upon their eyes and souls.

They have that luxury and go on with their lives without worry.

"Reflection can come from the person we see in the mirror; but also from a stranger we may pass as we walk along the street. We can either give them an open smile or closed frown. It all depends on your soul's focus". - A.H. Scott

- A.H. Scott