baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

a different palate option…

 

cold dark earth with death’s foul breath fills the earth’s lungs and children’s eyes
war’s orphans buried beneath layers of hate and poison gas
wine’s sampled by politicos while the children taste death’s brew

 

who has truly committed crime…

 

child staring as darkness falls fears soon begin as do the tears
eyes searching the darkened cell hoping to find their parents’ eyes
their crime was the search for freedom but freedom’s dead and buried

 

death finds us all…

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when no one
heeds
or
reads
the bible verses
that shield
the rich
from
the poor
the battle
will
begin
when
forgiveness
is
nothing more
than
empty words
doled out
by
the government
the
battle
will begin
when
lies
replace hope
and
children die
away
from their
parents’ arms
the battle
will
begin
when
the laughter
of
rich
echos
above the funeral
dirge
of
fallen soldiers
whose blood
has filled
their
wine glass
the battle
will begin
but
since
all these things
are
true
then
the battle
has
begun

 

vicarious existence and survival…

 

true of most primates
including the human race
devouring babies
mothers eating their own young
as a source of nourishment

 

as you were…

 

it’s
a free market
those children
torn
from
their parents’ arms
are
commodities
made in
the
usa
an
adoption bonanza
for
sex slave dealers
a business
only
interrupted
briefly
by
public outrage
but
the media’s
gone
and
public concern
is
on
monday night football
so
dealers
as you were
did anyone
really care
about
those black children
murdered
by
the police
when
even
the president
says
he could kill someone
and
the american public
would
forgive
and
forget
no doubt
with the claim
of
fake news
so
officers
as you were
oh
and
mentioning denials
have you heard
the one about
where 15 saudi assassins
enter a consulate
and
only
they
come out
saying
what murder
but
they have no fear
for
the path was clearly
outlined
by
the us president
whose
outrage
over the event
has lasted
as long as
his tweets
so
assassins
as you were
and
one cannot
have such a verse
without
mentioning
for
you to forget
the
weekly
target practice
israeli soldiers
take
on
palestinian children
world outrage
with
a flurry of words
but
in the end
soldiers
as you were
should
i
mention
starving children
here
and
abroad
diseased ravaged bodies
from
war
and
natural worldwide disasters
oh
probably not
your
favorite
podcast
or
roman colosseum type event
is
certainly
due to begin
so
as you were

 

 

“As you were” is a standard military command. It means, literally, “[return] to your previous posture”.