Watering the Tree, Thoughts on Liberty and Tyranny

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A short collection of poetry and essays regarding the ills of socialism and the need to preserve the Republic from an average American for average Americans. More
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About Kender MacGowan

Kender MacGowan, a devout patriot, reluctant romantic, sarcastic cynic and victim of love writes poetry as a cheap alternative to therapy, hoping that somewhere karma will pile up in his favor. He sounds the alarm about the dangers to losing our freedoms to a society slipping into the dead ends of socialism from a compound in Southern California, where he samples copious amounts of single malt scotch and practices the ancient arts of the Curmudgeon.

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Reviews of Watering the Tree, Thoughts on Liberty and Tyranny by Kender MacGowan

David Holman reviewed on June 2, 2013
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Mr. MacGowan's collection of poems and essays is spot-on on the topic of liberty, truth, and the American Way. He writes as he speaks: Forcefully. And with an obvious love of country.
A good read. Highly recommend.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Sissy badington reviewed on July 24, 2012

This was very popular at the last Klan rally I attended. Great conversation starter, I made lots of new friends! Everyone loved it and were saying how easy it was to read. Someone even said it was like Mein Kampf for dummies. You'd think a high school dropout couldn't write a real book and you'd be right, because this is just poems. I got it for free and it was worth every penny!
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)
HOLLY WILLIAMSON reviewed on July 1, 2012

I am going to be short and to the point: I LOVED this! Patriotic writings from a talented author. Some of the poems are just beautiful and evocative, and everything is well-written. I especially enjoyed the poems about the sacrifices our soldiers have made for our freedoms, almost made me cry. If you love this country this is a must read. Thank you Kender!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Sue Owen reviewed on Oct. 30, 2011

This is a collection of poems, short stories, and thoughts surrounding the author’s view of our liberties and the danger we are facing by staying complacent on fighting for our rights as humans and Americans. This is not a book for the liberal minded but it is one they should read but probably won’t.

Although I’m not as right-winged as the author I did find myself agreeing with some of the thoughts provoked in this book. Sometimes it was just hard to read not because of the content or the style but because of the reality of the words. Which I’m pretty sure was the intention of the author.

I don’t normally read nor review these types of books because I don’t really like them. I can’t say, unfortunately, that this was an exception to that. I am glad, however, that the author talked me into looking at it and I have to say, too, that I wasn’t going to review it but I promised the author I would.

So my review is here for you-all to read. I found the book disturbing, as it was intended to be, and hard to read, again as intended. Not for the style of short story type but because I don’t want to be told that I’m complacent in my pursuit of my own liberties and that I’m standing by while someone else makes the decisions that endangers those liberties and that I’m still, after being told, not going to do anything to change it. Sad but true.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Helmy Kusuma reviewed on Aug. 4, 2011

I got a glimpse of how some Americans thinks about the American way.
Fascinating!! And an opinionated one at that...
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Jeffrey Ober reviewed on July 6, 2011

Absolutely great stuff. Various writings that will inspire the freedom-loving patriot in America.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
Mysha reviewed on June 25, 2011

I enjoyed the view points, the limericks, and the sentiment that this book invoked. it is a wonderful read, adn will fill your heart with patriotism. The sarcasm is cutting, thought provoking, and funny. The art worl is relevant and course like the words, I think very fitting. I will recommend this book to my friends, and family.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
Jan Brown reviewed on May 11, 2011

What a delightful little read this mix of essays and modern day limerick poems. I usually won't pick up a book that has poems but this had sarcastic humor and some food for thought. I found myself wanting to read a little faster so I could get to Kender's next poem for another chuckle. This book make you want to get off your butt and go vote after reading his views on current American affairs.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
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