SoapBox

SoapBox

impoverish

threats

ram jagged

caustic noise

derelict ionic cameras

burning skin and

private parts

meticulous

malicious

For the greater good

For the safety of your neighborhood

A matter of national security

not for sale?

not in the mood

Precision, incise

implement

action plan

to renovate

the failures

level this level

bar who you are,

there is no care for you

for no one cares that

you were hurt before we

fixed the caring that

you are to be forced into

by those who are supposed

to listen and abide

to you, oxymoronic, no?

purge with noxious toxic bane

flood the streets with candy

infect with anxiety

paralyze with depression

kill your higher awareness

sheep are easier

to rape and reap

when on the nod,

asleep

drugged, alone and

down in the mire

of self hate

the loathing

that they propagate

social media

allows them to

push you to

perpetuate

the shite

Why should it

take the Word of God

to move the V.A.

or Social Security

to perform their

established function:

to support the

depleted citizens

America no longer wants

your huddled masses

it despises its own

autocratic dissonance

manage the per capita

with inventive disorder

and pharmacological

dependence

What may become

of your dystopian

dream

when come the day

and all that remain

are models, golfers,

politicians and singers

will their beauty power

our homes?

will the filibuster defeat cancer?

do your songs put out forest fires?

Can you harvest corn with an 8 iron?

bygone symbiote, patriots of folly

narcissistic ne’er-do-well

hidden in noble guise

paid for by the people

you so often turn

a sneer for

imbeciles with deadly toys

foolishly

playing at wise

Wilt, flower

vain, the poison

flows in stalk

leaf and root

draining water from earth

choking all who near

I do so desire

for a gardener

to shear

and clip

this ugly, hateful

beauty

A most righteous

pruning is in order

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15 thoughts on “SoapBox

  1. Oh my friend, you were on fire with this, I know by the flames coming out my screen. This is fukn brilliant and ripe with bitter truth. I love this piece and hate that this is what we have come to, but my god D, with writing like this, there is hope for us all. Outstanding my friend.

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  2. What a relief this is after reading, on another blog, a steam of comments of “Feminist v Anti-Feminist” invective and name-calling recalling Leonard Cohen’s line, “The homicidal bitchin that goes down in every kitchen to determine who will serve and who will eat.” This is such a clear and fierce indictment. It reminded me of this exchange in “Don Juan In Hell” by George Bernard Shaw:

    “THE DEVIL [mortified] senor DON JUAN: you are uncivil to my friends.

    DON JUAN Pooh! why should I be civil to them or to you? In this Palace of Lies a truth or two will not hurt you. Your friends are all the dullest dogs I know. They are not beautiful: they are only decorated. They are not clean: they are only shaved and starched. They are not dignified: they are only fashionably dressed. They are not educated: they are only college passmen. They are not religious: they are only pewrenters. They are not moral: they are only conventional. They are not virtuous: they are only cowardly. They are not even vicious: they are only “frail.” They are not artistic: they are only lascivious. They are not prosperous: they are only rich. They are not loyal, they are only servile; not dutiful, only sheepish; not public spirited, only patriotic; not courageous, only quarrelsome; not determined, only obstinate; not masterful, only domineering; not self-controlled, only obtuse; not self-respecting, only vain; not kind, only sentimental; not social, only gregarious; not considerate, only polite; not intelligent, only opinionated; not progressive, only factious; not imaginative, only superstitious; not just, only vindictive; not generous, only propitiatory; not disciplined, only cowed; and not truthful at all: liars every one of them, to the very backbone of their souls. ”

    Thank you for bringing such light and fire to my morning.

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      1. You’re most welcome. In case you’ve never encountered it, this performance of “Don Juan In Hell” is on YouTube. The cast is outstanding and Charles Boyer delivers tha bit I quoted with all the passion is deserves:

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  3. Thank goodness for our human spirit which still shines out in poems like this… despite of ‘them’ turning ‘us’ into robots.. I doubt they’ll succeed in the end as ‘humanity’ will win.. I’m an optimist! x

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