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The funny business of a mannequin man

I was thinking recently how difficult it must be to acquire a mannequin. In fact, especially in Trinidad, it could be one of the most embarrassing moments of your life. Consider that you reach the point where you believe, for whatever reason or purpose, you must have a mannequin. The …

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No Airline for Old Men: DiLollo on CAL

There is an award-winning movie called “No Country For Old Men” which still resonates with me especially since I qualified some time ago, galloping from youth into middle-age and then hobbling into senior citizenship. While some of my friends, high on potency pills, say things like “A man is as …

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Voices From The Ghetto: On Bended Knees (Part 3)

The following is the third in a series of poems from “Voices From The Ghetto”, published by author Gaiven Clairmont and serialised in Wired868:  The tears flood her face As it already floods her heart She kneels to pray With distress etched through her frowns Frowns in response to the …

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Voices From The Ghetto: On Bended Knees (Part 2)

The following is the second in a series of poems from “Voices From The Ghetto”, published by author Gaiven Clairmont and serialised in Wired868:  I’ve been in situations like this before But it hasn’t been as hopeless as this As the rope digs into my flesh Painfully reminding me of …

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Voices From The Ghetto: On Bended Knees (Part 1)

The following is the first in a series of poems from “Voices From The Ghetto”, published by author Gaiven Clairmont and serialised in Wired868:  She dusts off her pillow Before setting it adjacent to her bed She kneels solemnly As she acknowledges her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ She begins …

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An offbeat look at: Drug dealing

Wired868 abandons satire to go straight for the forehead in this new series called: “An offbeat look at…” Scene: A police station interrogation room. A young man wearing handcuffs looks across the table at a police sergeant and constable. Young man: Man is born free and everywhere he is in …

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