junk yard dogs…

 

i checked in
to see
aunt bea
after
returning
from

a business trip
to
washington dc
aunt bea
noticed
that i was
upset
and
asked why
i said
i’m having difficulty comprehending
the hostility
that’s
being engendered
by
the white house
i just don’t know
why
aunt bea
said
as a child
i recall
that
the junkyard
down by the river
had
high fences
to
conceal
an array of trash
collected
over a lifetime
and
probably
illegal whiskey stills
it

also
had
the most vicious dogs
dogs
barking
day and night
hoping
to instill fright
into anyone
who dared
to
attempt to see
what
was
truly
behind
the fence

 

baby with the bathwater…

 

there
may be
criminals
indeed
there
may
be
so
we should
reject
everyone
at
our borders
everyone
pregnant women
frightened children
those persecuted
and
facing
certain death
in
their homeland
all
for
your
fears
you are
indeed
a
most
moral soul
and
a true
example
of
the american dream

 

a different palate option…

 

cold dark earth with death’s foul breath fills the earth’s lungs and children’s eyes
war’s orphans buried beneath layers of hate and poison gas
wine’s sampled by politicos while the children taste death’s brew

 

acid attack…

 

her face disfigured
with hate’s ruthless disregard
for sacred freedoms
president’s caustic words tossed
onto lady liberty

 

death finds us all…

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when no one
heeds
or
reads
the bible verses
that shield
the rich
from
the poor
the battle
will
begin
when
forgiveness
is
nothing more
than
empty words
doled out
by
the government
the
battle
will begin
when
lies
replace hope
and
children die
away
from their
parents’ arms
the battle
will
begin
when
the laughter
of
rich
echos
above the funeral
dirge
of
fallen soldiers
whose blood
has filled
their
wine glass
the battle
will begin
but
since
all these things
are
true
then
the battle
has
begun

 

as you were…

 

it’s
a free market
those children
torn
from
their parents’ arms
are
commodities
made in
the
usa
an
adoption bonanza
for
sex slave dealers
a business
only
interrupted
briefly
by
public outrage
but
the media’s
gone
and
public concern
is
on
monday night football
so
dealers
as you were
did anyone
really care
about
those black children
murdered
by
the police
when
even
the president
says
he could kill someone
and
the american public
would
forgive
and
forget
no doubt
with the claim
of
fake news
so
officers
as you were
oh
and
mentioning denials
have you heard
the one about
where 15 saudi assassins
enter a consulate
and
only
they
come out
saying
what murder
but
they have no fear
for
the path was clearly
outlined
by
the us president
whose
outrage
over the event
has lasted
as long as
his tweets
so
assassins
as you were
and
one cannot
have such a verse
without
mentioning
for
you to forget
the
weekly
target practice
israeli soldiers
take
on
palestinian children
world outrage
with
a flurry of words
but
in the end
soldiers
as you were
should
i
mention
starving children
here
and
abroad
diseased ravaged bodies
from
war
and
natural worldwide disasters
oh
probably not
your
favorite
podcast
or
roman colosseum type event
is
certainly
due to begin
so
as you were

 

 

“As you were” is a standard military command. It means, literally, “[return] to your previous posture”.

resurgence by executive order…

 

you’re
overqualified
for
the position
you’re
too emotional
so
you must be
confused
try
calming down
a bit
about
that rape
and
by the way
what
were you wearing
that
would
engender
such a response
from
a man
have you
considered
staying home
and
just
having babies
all women
all mexicans
all blacks
all asian
are
known
for
something
that makes
a white male
always
right
requiring robes
of course
of
various
colors
hoods
optional