love jihad…

copyright cwmartin 2012

i
found myself
confronting
the brown bag prophet
when
i noticed
he had a sign
reading
purity matters watch who you marry
i said
how could you promote
such a racist theme
he said
this has nothing
to do
with race
or
religion
well perhaps
religion
since politics
is really
the new religion
in our nation
surpassing all morals
purported by the standard set
of
spiritual themes
you see
the prophet
said
there’s a new jihad
a
love jihad
where innocent democrats
are marrying
republican jihadists
trained
at secret locations
like
mar-a-largo
they’re taught
to use their sexuality
to
convert these love-sick puppies
into becoming
well
members of this new political sect
where
all human values
and
interests
are replaced
by
a blind obedience
to
the political party head
by the way
would you care
to make
a donation

diamond head…

after picking up
a few
groceries items
for
aunt bea
i stopped
to
drop them off
when
i arrived
aunt bea
was watching
an old game show
on
her
new
smart televisions
since
after years
of
loyal service
the old one
according to her
finally
left office
and
was replaced
by
what
she said
brings to mind
the new class
of
politicians
in
washington
with
a
colorful surface
but
very shallow
since
i hadn’t seen
the game show
diamond head
before
i asked her
what was it  about
aunt bea
said
well
candidates
answer a few questions
and then
the winner
qualifies
to
enter a chamber
and
grab
as much
of
the corporate sponsor’s money
as they can
during
their stay
in
the chamber
makes one
think
of folks
in
washington
doesn’t it

recruitment program…

bodies
piled high
around
the flag pole
shoring up
what’s left
of
a ragged
flag freedom
a flag

wavering
atop
a greed
infesting
staff
of
reason
rotting corpses
of
hope
stacked
to
hold back
the gale
of
self-interest
that grows
stronger
everyday
so
more
bodies
are
carted in
however
more
will be
needed
but
volunteers
are
hard
to find