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sad state of affairs, wednesday night 3/20/2013


everything’s a mess really
montsanto wants to poison our food
turn cabbage, celery and carrots into genetically modified
clones of vegetables, not real vegetables
sci fi vegetables
the president is in israel knocking on doors
knock knock says the us president
who’s there cries the palestinian
get out says the us president
why asks the palestinian, entire family in tears
for the lulz says the us president
and no one seems to care
everyone’s on twitter twittering tweets
free teh info says anonymous
trying to save the world
naive do-gooders
or ultra intelligent cyber geeks with souls
no one really knows because they’re anonymous
and what am i to do, really
save, inform, read more, retweet, retweet some more
free teh info
or look at memed pics of cats and stroll through craigslist casual encounters
but there’s a twitter storm to a brewin’
a new op to keyboard about
to try to save the world from godzilla cabbage
and roided up leaders of a zionist state


just a cynic’s view

every cynic
sizing up day’s political wins and woes
is an idealist whose hope
is coated in a sarcastic noose around throat
tightening words
into fireballs of satiric wit
every cynic’s heart beats with fury
with love of country, love of peace, love of a ‘happy ending’
and the idealist in them
though hidden
speaks volumes in silence of a cynic’s smirk

gaza under attack

Dedicated to Hanen Tafish, a 10 month old killed following an Israeli air strike on Gaza on 11/15/2012.

low-flying drones
diployed from tel aviv
gaza under attack
who’s watching
are you?
or are you watching honey boo boo?
a peaceful people held captive by hamas and israel
two politically violent entities
both like rabid bears trapped in a room
both ignorant to people’s cries for peace
jews and arabs
and a city gets darkened by an affluent israel
rich and draped in american machinery
are you watching now?
gaza under attack
israel cutting off water, electricity, internet
attacking, dropping bombs
killing innocent people
innocent children
in an endless war trapping a peaceful, prayerful people
of two faiths
are you watching?


blue eyes wide with dreams destructing a self-created illusion
caught in a sideways glance
a dragonfly shaded in several hues of green rests on a pale-brown face
poised, powerful in her silence
in her moment of apotheosis
when she ascends above her disposition
in an alley of a war-torn gallery

we are anonymous

we are legion
we, peoples of this united states
who value our american way of life, our cares, our wants
our constitution and our bill of rights
we do not forgive
for cctv’s, privacy infringement, stolen freedoms,
unlawful detainment, witch hunts on men who become larger than men –
assange who is freedom of speech in a corporal vessel
nor do we forgive for
a walk towards dystopia while under a guise of red, white and blue
we do not forget
we have rights alienated upon us by our forefathers’ blood
screaming in blue skies, through cumulus clouds,
echoed into our ears and sung by eagles
expect us
to remember, to fight, to believe