removing his makeup the clown’s aging flesh was revealed the jaundice from deceit was no longer beneath the layers of society’s nativity he spoke to his colleague the politician in clear but whispered tones as the stench of rotting promises filled the room with each breath exhaled he said always offer them a good show one worth the price of admission and i tell you this they will never notice your sleight of hand as you remove their freedoms
ain’t no reason to talk about it oh i did notice your double-dealing but as i said ain’t no reason to talk about it yes i heard what you said last night but recall what you said before and there ain’t no reason to talk about it what did you ask do i trust you as i said ain’t no reason to talk about it
removing the veneer he found poplar not the hardwood of an oaken society where truth is at its core but the softwood of lies and deceit full of corporate bribes wormholes tunnelling their way into the pockets of the elected representatives of the people for themselves
and it came to pass long after the ark of the covenant and the holy grail had been offered to unite the world that the pharisees from each religion and the heretics of humanity from each government made a pilgrimage as the new year began to the canton of zurich and beneath the shadows of the valley and in darkness of their souls they moved in unison like an invading army into an unholy chapel each connected together by an umbilical cord of greed and deceit and they bowed down
and offered human sacrifices before the altar praying to their true god money
River Urke and I have entered into a duel poetry challenge and this is the resulting poem. Duel Poetry: a prearranged poetry writing challenge between two people to evolve a new poem where each writer must respond to the other writer’s lines (4 -5 ) until both parties agree that the poem is complete.