a beginner’s guide…

copyright 2013 cwmartin

copyright 2013 cwmartin

political art
never begins
with a blank canvas
there are
always
stains
some faded
like
dried blood
others
black
like oil
all
have
that musty
paper smell
like
money
that’s been
hidden under
a mattress
for years
so
before beginning
your project
a layer
of whitewash
is recommended
it will
facilitate
the sale
of the final
image

restraining order…

aunt bea
still retains her attorney
something about
an ungrateful son
whose
primary goal in life
is to draft her into
the hollywood knitting circle
at the you’ll-never-get-out nursing home
so I can’t say
i was surprised
to see him leaving
but
i’ve learned to broach
the subject gently
it’s
still her son
but before
i could say a word
aunt bea said
i’ve
requested a restraining order
oh
not for what’s his name
but
for the us congress
since joe-six-pac
and
susie-q
keep staring
at the severed head
of democracy
assuming
the whole body
is there
and
continue to vote
for the waxed figures
that occupy washington
i’ve decided
the only way
to save the country
and
to stop the damage
they’ve been doing
is to keep
them away
from washington
as long as
legally
possible
that
should be
a long time

bring in the clowns…

political flimflam man
has got
a song
for you
each
word
was written
with you
in mind
not one line
says a thing
but
sounds
as if
it does
there’s no doublespeak
no speak
at all
carefully colored
with emotions
they’re
cotton candy words
so
hurry
hurry
hurry

to the big top circus
of government
where death
for the very young
is not defied
but
part of the act

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

alice in political land…

Image from devilgraphics.com/Alice In Wonderland Graphic

so here it is
there was this bunny
he went down a hole
and this chick
follows
but falls hard
like during an election
so next thing
there’s this party
tea party
and everybody’s
hanging out
with the mad hatter
and talking
al’ bunch of stupid stuff
and the chick chimes in
like you know
drill baby
or something like that
and then
the rabbit hole starts
throbbing oil
like an artery’s been cut
or like that something
and the people
get a sudden
case of alzheimer’s
alzheimer’s
you know when someone
says i’ll call you tomorrow
and moves out of town instead
anyways they
start yelling
off with his head
off with his head
like the dude’s christ or something
an’ wha’
what
the moral of the story
well here it is
expectation will put your ass
in a sling faster than a speeding bullet

dom tec dom tec…

 

with an understanding
that can only come from
one who has taught children for years
he strove to teach us
the heart beat of tunisia
on clay drums
and we with hands
stuttering to find the magic
of his words
dom tec
dom tec
tec tec dom
move without purposeful rhyme
like those who run our government
as they position for the next election
and they
like us
attempt to match
the teacher’s lead
so as not to call unwanted attention
upon their ineptitude
but to blend into
the flow of others
more skilled
at carrying for what is truly needed
to make this nation’s music
play again in the hearts of those
all around
who need to hear
the sounds of hope
as they wander across
the arid
wasteland of dreams
deferred
and
forgotten
on the salt flats
of political ambition