All posts by treischel

I started writing poetry my freshman year in high school at the age of Thirteen. I worked for Lockheed Martin (Univac, Sperry Univac, Sperry Rand, Unisys, Loral, Paramax, Lockheed Martin) in Eagan Minnesota, Pueblo Colorado, and Great Neck New York for 44 years. I've also been researching my Family's tree. So, I plan this site to be a repository for my Poems, memoirs, and family stories. Of course I reserve all copyright restrictions for anything held herein.

Chapbook Contest Entry

I just entered my 14 Calligrams into Frontier Poetry’s Chapbook contest. The first prize is $5,000.00, and $100 for 5 other notable entries.  Won’t hear results until April 2020. These are like that antique car car a posted earlier. Here’s another, An airplane:

 

(Poem)

 

Pilots find great joy in aviation.

They float so high and free.

The airlift gives out bird sensations.

It’s like flight’s meant to be.

The aeronautical explanations

Are so very profound.

It’s one of man’s finest creations.

That takes him off the ground.

They spin propeller rotations.

Around and around

 

As off go I

I sail

Across the sky

 

I’ll savor these things

Airplane go fly on wings

 

As they go up

As they go down

To touch the sky

Go back down

 

Hold Firm!

 

Wheels touch down

 

When I fly
In the sky

Above it
I get High
Don’t know why
But I LOVE it.

 

 

Calligram Project

I have a collection of Calligrams, about 14, that I’m trying to get published through contest entries into a little poetry chapbook, but so far no luck.  I’ll just keep trying.

A Calligram is an image created out of text. In my case it is a poem. Here is an example titled “Antique Car.”

 

5th Poetry Book Published, Animated Stills, October 2019 Release

I have just published my fifth book.

Its available from my new publisher Xlibris

Buy it at any of these sites:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Animated-Stills-Pareidolia-Thomas-Reischel-ebook/dp/B07YQN1WZM/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=books+thomas+g+reischel&qid=1571422517&sr=8-2

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/animated-stills-thomas-g-reischel/1133902040?ean=9781796061260&st=PLA&sid=BNB_%5BADL%5D%20%5BCore%5D%20%5BGood%5D%20Books%20(Low)&sourceId=PLABiNA&dpid=tdtve346c&2sid=Bing_c&msclkid=528a2d4b3a2e164bfba670e13ebfb07f&adlclid=ADL-91b24e83-8827-420b-a8d4-10298af28911

Xlibris: https://www.xlibris.com/Bookstore/BookSearchResults.aspx?Search=Animated%20Stills

My Site: http://www.reischelsreflections.com

Radio Interview

WoW! I was interviewed by Al Cole on his CBS Radio Program, “People of Distinction.” It will air on October 9, 2019 at 8PM EST, 7PM Central, discussing my most recent book, Take Flight: The Sonnets. It airs on   Broadcasting Network through Apple Inc’s iTunes Radio Network (under their News/Talk provision, featuring CBS Radio, Fox News, NPR, C-Span & BBC.) So that my associates can listen conveniently, the interview will be repeated until 11pm Eastern on that day.

Al Cole’s and his talk show clients’ interviews via Al’s 24/7 Apple iTUNES BROADCAST STREAM at Al’s Broadcast Station Page – http://peopleofdistinction.org/alcoleonitunesradionetwork/

Attached is an MP3 copy of that interview:

50 Million and Counting

50 Million and Counting
(A Free Verse Poem)

HUMAN LIFE
is
sacred!

Yet we have thrown away
50,000,000
and
counting,
since Roe v. Wade

ABOMINATION!

My heart cries out for this holocaust
of the innocent,
the flower of our future,
discarded
as the detritus of selfishness
on the altar of CHOICE.

ABOMINATION!

We abhor the Aztec culture
as depraved
for their practice of
human sacrifice.

Yet here we are
killing the innocents
one by one
in
the millions.

ABOMINATION!

And
now, legislatures want to codify
late-term abortion.

Murder!

What kind of society are we?

THIS EVIL MUST STOP!

Author Notes:

I just have to speak out. But hear me out, I have a possible solution.

The slippery slope of immorality embedded in Roe v. Wade is coming to fruition. That ruling must be struck down. Abortion must be made illegal again everywhere. The inconvenience of a few women is far outweighed by the overall evil being perpetrated.

I propose that our society approach this in a new way by providing incentives to young women to give birth. We should outlaw abortion, and enact a law that gives a young mother $10,000 to give up a healthy newborn for adoption, $5,000 if it is unhealthy, and cover all her medical expenses. If she decides to keep it, give her $20,000 to help her start that new life on a better footing. This would be cheaper in the long run and help alleviate some part of poverty as well.

This image is of my Granddaughter, Skylah, who in now 5, and in kindergarten.

Urgent need for funds – GoFundMe Request

Recently widowed disabled grandma needs help

Don’t let her lose her house. Raising 2 grandchildren. Disabled mom gets less death benefits than mortgage.