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Recorded live at the Shea Theater, will be include in an online show, check doitnow.myportfolio.com for show viewing



Aren't you amazed

At what is going on

After all of the lies

I find myself dispassionate

Hoping for the truth

I stay unemotional as the lies continue

You may mistake

My not being amazed

As if I am unconcerned

Yes I am jaded After 60 years

Of the lies

Of hatred

Of violence

The killing, In the endless wars

The indifference to life

I have become bored with the promises

So I am not surprised when nothing changes
I may look unruffled as I am destroyed inside

Disinterest in working with habitual abusers

Flabbergasted bewildered and stunned

I am dumfounded with the choices offered

I admit I was blindsided when I realized

We have to create the choices we need

We have to create

The choices we need we need

To create the choices

We need


released February 15, 2021
Recorded by Alan Stockwell, Produced by Paul Richmond & Tony Vacca
Avery Sharpe on Bass, Paul Richmond spoken word, Derrik Jordan, Congas, Chuck Langford, Sax, Tony Vacca on percussion


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Paul Richmond - Do It Now Wendell, Massachusetts

Paul Richmond was / is Beat Poet Laureate of Massachusetts 2017 to 2019, & U S National Beat Poet Laureate 2019 to 2020, honored by National Beat Poetry Foundation, Ct.
Best described as political, deadpan and wryly humorous delivered in his own style. Called, Assassin of Apathy – power of words / humor - on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze to digest to give birth to creativity & hope
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