Different Slants

Seeing the World from a New Angle

Shredded Hearts/The Chick-Flick Poem…by Robert M. Katzman

Robert M. Katzman’s Amazing Story:  http://www.differentslants.com/?p=355

© March 2011   


There are

Moments in movies

Which is why

There are movies

That can crush your emotions

Like you are being



Love and Death


Shallow men

mock women

Who cry at movies

But those men, well…

They have

Hockey pucks where

Their hearts

Are supposed to be


Here are three movies which reliably

Do that to me

The destruction they do to my

Heart and mind

Are both

Welcome and dreaded

Love, loss & fear of loneliness

Strip away control

We all want to be in control

But flowing emotion

Turns my will into putty


 “Baby Boom”

When dynamic single

Career Woman

Diane Keaton

Suddenly and fiercely


The English baby girl

She unwillingly inherited

Is far too precious

To give away

To strangers


I, too


Agreed to adopt

A surprise baby

I simply had no idea

How much

She meant to my wife

No idea

Why was that?

A decade later

There is no

“Adopted Baby”

There is only

My Daughter, Sarah


“ An Affair to Remember”

Endlessly ridiculed

By men and even the movies


When embittered

Cary Grant

Suddenly realizes

Proud and Silent

Deborah Kerr

Can’t rise to greet him

Because she’s paralyzed

He wordlessly

Slumps against a door

in a

Kaleidoscope of

Shock, pain, regret and agony


Debonair Cary Grant

Scattered across the carpet

Like fluttering confetti

I lie there with him

While icy Debra Kerr


Silently waiting for

Cary to realize she’s his life


A million

Missed Opportunities

Summed up in sixty seconds

Of Celluloid

Every lost chance to

Tell someone you loved them

But never spoken aloud

Scream Idiot!

From the screen



“Sleepless In Seattle”

Which openly echoes

“Affair to Remember”


Sarcasm and Tears

Begins with a wife

Lost to cancer

Leaving a man and boy behind

My: Father-Mother-Sister

All died from cancer

I, too am left behind



Doesn’t make me wait

When the weeping

Violin strings conjure up

“Loves Affair’s”


I am already dissolving

My atoms freely

Mixing with

Seattle’s endless rain

These three movies remind me:


Worry about Tomorrow


Worry about Forever


I need to remember that


Publishing News! 

Bob Katzman’s two new true Chicago books are now for sale, from him!
Vol. One: A Savage Heart  and Vol. Two: Fighting Words

Gritty, violent, friendship, classic American entrepreneurship love, death, heartbreak and the real dirt about surviving in a completely corrupt major city under the Chicago Machine. More history and about one man’s life than a person may imagine.

Please visit my new website: https://www.dontgoquietlypress.com
If a person doesn’t want to use PayPaI, I also have a PO Box & I ship anywhere in America.

Send me a money order with your return and contact info.
I will get your books to you within ten days.
Here’s complete information on how to buy my books:

Vol 1: A Savage Heart and Vol. 2: Fighting Words
My books weigh almost 2 pounds each, with about 525 pages each and there are a total together of 79 stories and story/poems.

Robert M. Katzman
Don’t Go Quietly Press
PO Box 44287
Racine, Wis. 53404-9998                                                                                                                    (262)752-3333, 8AM–7PM

Books cost $24.95 each, plus shipping

For: (1)$3.95; (2)$5.95; (3)$7.95; (4)$8.95 (5)$9.95;(6) $10.95

(7) $11.95; (8) $12.95; (9)$13.95 (10)$15.95 (15)$19.95

I am also for hire if anyone wants me to read my work and answer questions in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. Schools should call me for quantity discounts for 30 or more books. Also: businesses, bookstores, private organizations or churches and so on.

My Fighting Words Publishing Co. four original books, published between 2004 and 2007 are now out-of-print. I still have some left and will periodically offer them for sale on my new website.

 Twitter handle: bob_katzman

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