free wine from false prophets…

Chalice1

flagrant lies and crimes
are summarily dismissed
by hate’s disciples
charlatans face no judgment
shielded by a nation’s myths
the key’s self interest
feed disciples their fears and
they willingly drink
whatever poisonous brew’s
placed in their chalice of self

variable rates…

variable rate

a nation’s morality
for
action
is on
a sliding scale
humanitarian efforts
towards
another nation
is
increased
based upon
the
the giver’s self-interest
and
decreased
based on
the
skin color
of
those
in
need

death certificate requirement…

death certificate requirement

as we cycled by
a corpse
had been placed
by
the side of the road
it needed to
be counted
by
an official
who
could not
arrive
today
so
the body
was placed outside
of
the village
that
would facilitate
the count
tomorrow
since
the official
could
just drive by
to enter it
into
the records
then
the body
could be buried
afterwards
that
reminded me
of
how we vote
in this country
placing the body
of
freedom
on the side of
the road
of
personal gain
not realizing
our children
will have
to
bury the body

a passing interest in…

a passing interest in

voyeurs of murders
neatly dressed politicians
at home drinking wine
calmly watching war’s horrors
stressed waiting for stock reports

prostitution…

the brown bag prophet
said
republicans
voters
and
senators
alike
have become
gutless bitches
to
a presidential pimp
women
working the streets
warrant
more respect than
any
of
them
because
they’re
selling out
a nation
for
profit
while
a street walker
is
just
trying
to
survive

 

selective…

how can you
take
the word
of
god
and
cast
it
into
a sword
of
hate
what
devilish spell
is
said
to
bloodlet
in
the name
of
god
what text
have
you read
that
no one else
has
seen
that places
a man
before
god
and
before
all others
that
god
has created
does your
flag
blind your eyes
to
truth
does the voice
of
a fool
mask out
the
wailing
of
dying children
perhaps
you
choose
to
be
blind
deaf
and
dumb
for the sum
of
thirty pieces
of
silver

 

the book of dying 2:2…

greed blinds men this death knew
so offered wealth instead of freedom
so men submitted for personal gain
so their dreams were easily raped

 

the eyes have it…

 

reflections seen in the mirror are said to be realistic
images that represent the true status of the viewer
but the mirror often lies or is misread for purpose

 

not even in the fine print…

since burial rites
are
so
important
to many
i
was just
wondering
who will bury
the last person
befitting
their
unbelievable
survival skills
i mean
just being
the last
one
should
demand special
attention
perhaps
a preprogrammed robot
could do the honors
playing the roles
of priest
mourners
and
of course
gravedigger
a compacted
version
of what
humans
used
to be
before
they became
blind
with
self-interest
so not seeing
death’s signature
on the contract
to their future
which
they
co-signed