diversionary tactic…

diversionary tactic

the numbers we use
can conceal horrific facts
like deaths per thousand
but it’s different if we say
a child is shot every hour
in this right to life nation

 

 

insufficient for purpose…

insufficient for purpose

ain’t got
no fancy
iambic pentameter
to wrap around
my words
nor
sweet rhythms
to conceal
the crimes
of our time
no metaphors
for the sounds
of bullets
ripping
the flesh
of children
huddled with fear
in their classrooms
can’t find
an anonomatopoeia way
to say
the gun lobby
is french kissing
dollars
into the mouths
of senators
so they’ll
turn a blind eye
to the streets and classrooms
flowing
with innocent blood
but they ain’t
the only ones
refusing to see
that racism
defines this nation
and perhaps
the entire white world
for tears are shed
when ukrainian children die
but not even a sigh
is heard
when children starve
to death
in africa and bangladesh
or
children are struck down
by an israeli drone
there’s no fixed meter
that can convey
the absolute sadness
of parents
with their child’s death
no poet can ever
capture the emotions
for such an event
we merely stutter
our thoughts in words
onto the page
hoping to express
our personal rage
at the inhumanity
of mankind

revealed…

revealed

for centuries
it
moved throughout
the world’s
gardens
a mythical creature
whose
movements
and
bright colored skin
inspired
dreams
of
freedom
and
strength
but
the underbelly
revealed
it
was propelled
by
hate
and 
greed
and
it was often
found
to be
quite willing
to
consume
its own
offsprings

cancellation of fireworks…

event canceled

i asked
the brown bag prophet
if it
bothered him
that
the city
had
cancelled
the annual fireworks
he
said
ain’t nothing
to
celebrate
this
fourth of july
won’t even
make
a good wake
for
a dying nation
a nation
with
an ever growing
body bag
count
bagging up
blacks
and
browns
those grown
and
those
who’ll
never
get to grow
shot dead
as they read
what a great nation we are
should have read
we were
and
when we’re done
bagging up
the nra’s
school lunches
we’ll starting
filling up the bags
with
botched abortions
or
young mothers
who died
giving birth
to
a child
demanded by
and
abandoned by
good christians
protecting
a moral code
written
on rice paper
promoted
by
demigods
of
greed
so please
don’t ask me why
i’m
not celebrating
or
upset
about
cancelling
a fantasy freedom event

gang violence…

gang violence

crimes range
from
theft
to
murder
millions have died
it’s about
long-standing rivalries
common
criminal activities
designed
to
accumulate
money
and
power
unrivaled levels
of
violence
a race war
with
semi-
and
fully automatic weapons
used
for
drive-by shootings
and
residential persecution
and
in an effort
to
enhance
their reputation
they’ve
been willing 
to stage
violent attacks
against
women
and
children
this gang problem
in
the us government
has been
inflamed
by
the infiltration
of
gang members
to
the supreme court

federal gun control proposal…

digital decoupage cwmartin 2012

members of congress
who refuse
gun control
for
weapons
of
mass destruction
used
in places like
walmart
sandy hook
gilroy
etc.
should be held
financially
liable
for
the deaths
of
citizens
from
their
approved
assault weapons
all
financial holdings
of
those
individuals
should be used
to pay
reparations
it’s
a simple
proposal
which
says
put
your money
where
your mouth
is

 

more than 1 a week school shootings…

just below
the dark circles
of
our eyes
lies
the reason
for
hopes demise
another
child
lies dead
and
you
continue
to deny
your part
in
this crime
as well
as those
that have
proceeded
this murder
you
continue
like
some rabid dog
to foam
at the mouth
with
formulaic
justifications
so
the slaughters
unabated
move
from
state to state
while
you
promise
to do
everything
within your powers
to
remedy
the problem
except
to deal
with
the real
issues
but
you offer
your
sincerest
condolences
along
with
your prayers
to
a god
you do not
even
believe in

internal revenue code…

the brown bag prophet
was sitting
at
a park bench
working
furiously
to
fill out
some kind
of
form
he was concentrating
so hard
that
i
startled him
when
i asked
what
he was doing
once
he recovered
he said
i’m filling out
a tax-exempt organization complaint form
against
the
nra
for
any group
that
supports
directly
or
indirectly
the killing
of
our nation’s
children
needs
to be removed
from
the non-profit
tax exempt
category
along
with the removal
of all
those in government
that
support
the nra’s
assisted-murder programs

 

 

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dinner invitation…

there’s an extra space
at our dinner table now
so when you’re in town
senator seeking handouts
stop in parkland florida

the harvest…

simple
farming principles
regardless
of
species
or
location
weeding
is an important
control method
to
facilitate
the course
of
growth
and
to keep
the yields high
allowing
for
increased profits
for
corporate
and
corporate sponsored
individuals
thus
economic advantage
requires
that
social sacrifice
be made
the
public
must
recall
market shares
are
proportional
and
a strong presence
in
government agencies
can
negate
events
like
sandy hook
las vegas
and
florida