better than wordle…

better than wordle

let’s all play a game
it’s called who’s left with the blame
the rules are simple
players deny involvement
throw someone under the bus
in a tweet or press release
ill informed public
then are asked to make judgments
as to who’s at fault
those who are wrongly accused
but found guilty lose the game
the winners get elected
prizes are substantial
a lifetime full salary
get to accept bribes
from profiteers and others
but best of all is that rules
are now made by the winner

slot machines and the american way…

slot machines and the american way

they started out
like
butterflies
flittering from
one
voter to the next
pledging
that their bright colors
and
promising words
were
the ones
to be heard
and so
naïve patrons
of
slot machine voting
pulled
the lever
and watched
the wheels of ignorance
spin their choice
into office
oh
but the payline
spun quickly
moving
from
public service
to
self service
so
the voter’s coin tray
didn’t pay a cent
ah
but
the elected official
like a casino
raked in
the profits
getting richer
and
fat with greed
like maggots
on
the corpse
of
society

like some senators…

like some senators2

noticed quickly
seats
carefully rearranged
filling in
the blank spot
left
by a departure
but
everyone stood
none
of the guests
spoke a word
confused
by
the obvious
where
to sit
everyone
had assigned seats before
claiming a new spot
without guidelines
required
realignment
of
their thinking
asserting their beliefs
about
their position
in
life
what if someone
disapproved
of their selection
might that not lead
to another departure
perhaps
their own
might it best be
to just stand
swaying back and forth

with apologies to john 16:33…

i built this tree-house
from which
i can
observe
the heavens
and
the earth
without
worldly influence
except for
the occasional bee
or
sounds emanating
from
the pears
i’ve harvested
and
dine upon
it’s
an excellent place
to resolve
issues
of the soul
a soul
that grows
so weary
of hypocrites
and
bullies
those
self-selected strawmen
suckling on society
all the while
protesting to be
our
savior
deliverer
from all evil
as well as
all the cash
we may have
lying around
and
although
their derelict dreams
dominate
the national cartoon networks
i am of good cheer
for next year’s
another
election year

repeat performance…

thinking of arleen

i’m
so sorry
your
existence
has been
grossly
misrepresented
in
the media
that
prime time coverage
that
boosted
our ratings
about
deaths
in your neighborhood
have
shifted
to tweets
by
presidential candidates
in
the wee hours
of
the morning
indeed
babbling
about
bubble gum issues
but
that’s
what the public
wants
to hear
so
corporate decisions
of
profits
over
public responsibilities
had to be made
perhaps
you could
die
again

mccarthy rides again…

get'em out'v here

the brown bag prophet
was outside city hall
selling replicas
of the american
constitution
when
he stopped me
and said
i understand
they may
recommission
the house un-american activities committee
in light
of
recent comments
by
a candidate
for the presidency
of these
united states
seems
like now
the questions
will be
rephrased
more
like
are you
now
or
have you
ever
been
a member
of the republican
party

i got this bad taste in my mouth…

sirens'song

the brown bag prophet
said
don’t you find
it interesting
that
the slave master mentality
is
alive
and
well
in the current
political campaign
anyone
of
color
or
gender
differences
from
the presumed
front-runner
is
the cause
of
what’s wrong
with this great nation
not
its sordid history
of
brutality
and
hate
no
it’s their fault
yep
those damn
sharecroppers of society
that
have provided
all the resources
that pay
for the politicos’
ignorant behaviors
makes
you feel
like
upchucking
all those lessons
of
personal freedoms
guaranteed
by
the constitution