a new staging…

Jean-Michel Moreau [Public domain]

in this
interminably
drawn-out production
of
lust for power
and
human greed
the part
of
doctor pangloss
is played
by
the entire
us senate
the grand inquisitor
is played
by
moscow mitch
the part
of
mynheer vanderdendur
is
a shared role
by
members
of
the presidential cabinet
the part
of
the baron
is
played
by
the president himself
and
of course
the role
of
candide
is played
by
the american public

 

grand mal seizure…

confusion
staring spells
uncontrollable jerking movements
loss of consciousness
and
awareness
fear 
anxiety
and
deja vu erratic
movements
striking others
resulting
in
injuries
and
deaths
to
its own
children
and
citizens
a nation
out
of
control

 

gas mask required….

are you having
trouble
breathing
like
i am
the air
seems
stifling
the stench
of
war’s rotting bodies
is
overwhelmed
by
the putrid
emissions
from
corporate greed
and
those
musty diplomatic words
that fill
the air
with
odorous promises
promises
that
linger
briefly
but
they
never evolve
and
are
merely
absorbed
into
the ether
oh
i do
recall
roses
and
jasmine
but
those
were
buried
beneath the rubble
of
hope
years ago
and
the last reported sighting
of
blooms
of
humanity
are
at best
mythology
oh
i’m sorry

i’m sorry
for
delaying
you
i can see
that
need
to return
to
your chambers
where
as
they say
ignorance
is
bliss

 

harvest….

when
the children
do not pray
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
curse this life
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
ignore death
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
watch
you bleed
and
do not
offer help
do not ask
them
why
you
know the answer
when
the children
dance
upon your grave
do not ask
them
why
you
knew the answer

 

the pharisees among us…

like
the pharisees
we
continue
to sacrifice
the lives
of others
for
the
good
of
the nation
our willingness
to
crucify
children
and
those
less fortunate
than
ourselves
is
an inherent
right
of
the self-righteous
one
merely needs
to
wrap themselves
in
the appropriate cloak
of
ignorance
to
justify
partisan crimes
against
humanity
while
raging
antagonistically
against
those
who
dare
to
serve
dinner wine
at
the
wrong
temperature

 

talk…

doctors
attempting
to
heal
those
ravaged by war
targeted
and
murdered
for
their humanity
response
talk
reporters
en masse
systematically
murdered
for
attempting
to
tell the truth
talk
talk
racist
rapist
lump
of
a dictator
facilitating
crimes against humanity
allowed
to
define
us policy
talk
talk
talk
children
buried alive
and
sacrificed
for
political power
in
iblib
talk
talk
talk
talk
carlos
felipe
and
numerous
unnamed children
die
of
government sanctioned
abuse
at the border
talk
talk
talk
talk
talk

 

ain’t nobody here but us chickens….

world
democracy
ain’t nothing
but
a chicken
with
it’s head cut off
without
strong
humanitarian leadership
flip
flopping
around
spilling
children’s blood
all
over the ground
and
mighty nations
don’t
make a peep
about
the carnage
since
they’re
looking forward
to
greed’s
feast
carelessly
made
with
cunning
bloodied hands
from
selling weapons
to
both
warring parties
you
might
rightly call
those
nations
chicken pluckers
for
as the earth
is plunged
into
the boiling water
of
climate change
they’re
busy
pulling
earth’s resource feathers
off
to stuff
their pillows
with
dollars
but
one day soon
no one
is
going to have
a place
to
sleep