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Unnecessary Miracles….

Posted in poems, Video with tags , on November 12, 2014 by dukex




What if…

there are only so many miracles on this earth?

Like the beat of your heart,

from the time of your birth…

…and since I’m asking,

what about bombs,

unlimited with endless supply?

Or will they banned from the clouds and  the sky?

Today I watched a video on the book of the faces..

…in it I saw the horror of races,

Right there.. …in the spot where a bomb reached its zenith,

was a pile of rubble, with someone  beneath it.

Apropos would be an”X” on that spot,

for the treasure below was the life of a Tot.

As the story goes,

heard from below…

…a crying, muted, in whispers of woe.

The men in the video were broken

and hurt,

yet bare hands and bloody fingers,

tore at the dirt,

The large stones in the pile seemed to just rise from their hearts,

then the ground once clenched…

…now twain-ed apart.

Forever it seamed as they scrambled and drilled,

for it wouldn’t be long ’till the infant was killed.

In a flurry of dust an elbow appeared,

next was a shoulder,

then a forehead ,ear.

Tiny and lifeless was the lips of this child,

while strangers shared their breath,

gently and mild.

Next came a pick-ax for leverage and pull,

hastened by fear the clustered hands culled.

From the breath he revived….

… and with the hands of a doll he rubbed grit from his eyes.

Came then was a miracle,

The boy is alert,

clothed in confusion,

cement dust and dirt.

Men crying to heaven was not at all odd.

For this we are thankful, they did cheer to God.

There are men who make bombs and drop them on us…

…and those who scratch rubble, as they spit and they cuss,

If miracles are numbered and there’s only so few.  Then bombs will deplete them…

…this they tragically do.

So I call to the sky,  “Take back all your bombs!”

We’ll stop all our pleading in prayers and songs.

Then no more will miracles be wasted and lost,

and destruction and death will not be the cost…










Handyman in the Kitchen Food Network Video

Posted in Kitchen Shop Tools, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by dukex

I’m Duke DesRochers and I’m your handyman chef and Renaissance Man.

I just recently submitted my audition tape to the Food Network in their search for The Next Food Network Star.

Here’s the YouTube version of the audition video.

Duke DesRochers, Renaissance Man - Foot Network Audition Video

You can also find the video on The Food Network audition site at any of these links to leave a comment and vote for me to be the next Food Network star:

Sorry about that. The Food Network adjusts the links to the videos by their popularity, so pass the word around and keep it on page one and everyone can find it.

If you still want to vote for me and can’t find The Food Network video page, email them and cast your vote.

Love Cooking With Tools

I’ve always loved working with my hands, whether is it on my artwork, in the kitchen, or doing handyman work around the house, for friends, family, and paid jobs. One day I thought about how easy it was to use the lathe on wood, so why not carrots. Or the ever elusive potato? As a chef and handyman, why not mix my two passions together and bring the shop into the kitchen and see what would happen.

My cooking life has never been the same.

I look forward to sharing more of my handyman cooking style and tips with you here.

Here’s the YouTube Player so you can watch the video right here: