how big is an iota…

how big is an iota

honey
mrs jones
is
so full of grace
she
can’t say
a harsh word
about
anyone
well
mr jones
is somewhat
of
an exception
but
that’s
just because
she loves him so much
that said
even those
lying ass racist politicians
in
washington
don’t
get
a reverse blessing
from
her
she just says
they must have
some
good in them
lord
there are times
when
i just want to shake
some sense
into
that woman
and
say
there ain’t no way
those
spawns of satan
have
one iota
of
goodness in them
and
don’t start up on me
with that
god’s gonna punish
the wicked stuff
cause
i don’t see
any reason why
the divine
is punishing
the rest of us
while
those fools
are above ground

no buttons to push…

copyright 2012 cwmartin

aunt bea said
i do not
need
to live
another lifetime
this one
has been
long enough
i’ve survived
all these years
with the grace
of god
and
a willingness
to ignore
every fool
i’ve met
who’s attempted
to manipulate
my fundamental beliefs
managing
to maintain
who
i am
in spite of
those folks
who’ve
proclaimed
i was
not
beholding
enough
to them
as extensively
as
their egos
needed
and
i really
don’t mind
that they’ve said
they won’t come
to my funeral
because of that
i will
not
be giving
autographs
anyway

the quality of mercy is not strain’d…

the army
issued coat
metal plate
and bolts
in his back
are the only
reminders of
regular meals
he watches
as you approach
and toss
a conscious coin
into the guitar case
then watches you
blend into
the upholstery
of your beemer
did you really
believe
he didn’t see that smirk
the
greater than thou
one
are you so vain
that you believe
you got
where
you are
without the blood
and toil
of others
go ahead
do it again
lip sync
those emotions
and words
there but for
the grace…