so many poems…

so many poems

i wonder
if
anyone
stops and stares
at
these billboards
of
my mind
the words
that
i place
upon
the page
i suspect
most
will be forgotten
along
with
my name
that is
of
course
not much
of a surprise
we poets
for centuries
have pasted
our feelings
on
every surface
possible
words
often erased
by
ignorant
self-serving hands
or
those frightened
by the truth
but
we have
had
our say
and
on occasion
are able
to give voice
to those
who dare
not speak
giving voice
to those
unheard
we poets
attempt
to yell above
the vulgar platitudes
of
concern
and
empty promises
promises
for a better day
if only the oppressed
will
give
it
time
time
the one thing
they’re permitted
to have
and
oppressors
want them
to waste it
waiting
for what will
never
come

political jabberwocky…

senate hearing
god has taken a side
on immigration
he’s for it
she’s against it
wait
which god
are we talking about
and
why would god care
in the first place
still
they babble on
quotes from the bible
whose bible
which translation
which chapters
what about mary
what did she say
is she in your version
what about buddha
and mohammed
don’t they have americans
on their payrolls now
as well as all the others gods
this could get complicated
i mean that meaning could
have many meanings
and then
that would lead
to no meaning
and meaning
is what we are all
searching for in our lives
except for a few
rogue poets
who see
no meaning
in such attempts
at meaning

A little backgroud from CNN Ref:  Congress debates biblical stance on immigration