steady as a rock…

steady as a rock...

all those marches
for folks murdered by police
can’t sway the scales of justice
the fulcrum’s rusted
nothing can move it

 

 

to congressional wimps…

we gave you
our voice
not
to whisper
about
injustice
but
to declare loudly
and
act swiftly
when
the tenets
of
this nation
are abused
by
fools
and
sympathizers
of
dictatorial rules
of
law
it is time
to
act
rise up
and
strike
a blow
for
freedom

 

delayed burial…

the dead man
did not speak
and
some in the crowd
questioned
whether or not
he was listening
but
people still came forth
some protesting
our state
of
continuous war
others complained
about
global warming
and
how their lives
had been changed
forever
more
than a handful
carried placards
and
screamed about abortion
and
women’s rights
those
concerned about
civil rights
for
people of color
residents
and
would-be-residents
appeared
only when the cameras
were flashing
and
their voices
we quickly muted
by
a series of rants
on
self-interest topics
in the end
the dead man
did not speak
nor
show any true emotion
which would be expected
from
a corpse
so when
the dead man
was rotated
and
returned
to
the senate
no one
was
really
surprised

 

natural attraction…

natural attraction

every now
and then
aunt bea
get the giggles
you know
the kind
folks get in church
when a pastor
inadvertently says something
that can be
and
is
taken completely
the wrong way
spreading
muffled giggles
throughout the congregation
such was the case
as aunt bea
read about
the stink bugs
in the halls
of congress
during
the government shutdown
seems like the little pests
were attracted
to the place
since
no one was doing
anything
about them
or
anything else
aunt bea
said
i wonder if
they
truly understand
the gravity
of this event

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benedict arnolds…

benedick arnolds

no bullets were used
a simple trade of money
for a young child’s life