Category politics

Expect Nothing to Change

~~~~~ (Except the verse, I suppose. Rewritten since my previous post.) How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be, dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of […]

Expect Nothing to Change

~~~~~ How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of fame, Fully alive, to lede on the nightly news. Will […]

I am the Very Model of a Modern Mogul Criminal

Variation on a W.S. Gilbert libretto ~~~~~ I am the very model of modern mogul criminal. I will tell you lies, smiling while I screw you, with intent inimical. I’ve stolen from everyone I’ve known; critics call me delusional I babble nonsense when I speak, I am terribly confusional. My enemies say I’m mad or […]

By Any Other Name

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers we cannot define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; Faith in their own unknown eschews […]

Anyway

~~~~~ Still he says and still he says He is not the one, Not the one they want, Not the one they need. In one place He believes this. Other places, he knows, Knows he’s lying If only to himself. When she says and when she says You cannot mean me. I’m nothing special But, […]

Prufrock’s Lament

~~~~~ With the current news in the world, both economic and political, the pandemic, aggression, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia, it seemed time to revisit Prufrock, with thanks to T.S. Eliot for his original brilliance. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality ~~~~~ Variations on a theme by T.S. Eliot. Let […]

We Must Take This Time

~~~~~ We must take this time and the lesson of our current government as everything we should not do to help people of all backgrounds, races, religions or none, all genders, sexual orientations and any other difference or to advance democracy. The administration of President Trump has been a chilling wakeup call. His base and […]

Mirror, Mirror

~~~~~ We  know less is more and more is less. Great description of our current  mess. How much will you fight for, sacrifice, Will you overlook corruption and vice? Do you know where you are, why and When, who you want to be by the end? If you accept even one mass shooting Carrying even […]

Rather a Fool in Heaven Than a Bigot in Hell

~~~~~ I must first say, I don’t believe in either heaven or hell, Not in the way that I’ve implied in my title above, still, The framework under which our current lives are lived A sundered screen through which our lives are sieved. Help us to never wonder how we might’ve lived so well, If […]

Overrun by Barbarians

~~~~~ My mind has been ground down into mush, Constipated thought, no matter how I push, As obfuscation, trivia and drivel dribble out. Any wise words of mine, missing in action. That said, I’ll fight to drivel and dribble on. Mayhap a turd of wisdom will squeeze out, Flow from this fickle pen, held in […]