A Culture of Political Confusion – Ad Infinitum   1 comment

ClownOnShelfWhere did the                                                             Why do we

plain speaking,                                                           Listen to them

straight walking,                                                        telling us lies,

hard working citizen                                                 with their big smiles,

disappear to?                                                               and sneaky eyes?

 

When did we                                                               I’ve seen you

buy into                                                                        laugh at us,

fast talking,                                                                when we gasped

street walking,                                                           at your casual

con artists,                                                                  carelessness.

with loose lips,                                                          You’re so cool,

and lean hips,                                                            confidently

and quick tongues                                                    denying guilt.

selling us                                                                     telling us,

fear and shame?                                                        it won’t stick.

 

Who are we                                                                 Do we look

 

becoming?                                                                   gullible?

Where is our                                                               Are we so

spirit?                                                                           blinded

Why did we                                                                 by media,

stop believing                                                           that we can’t

in ourselves?                                                             see the truth?

 

Teddy Roosevelt’s                                                   I’m not some puppet

rugged individualism                                             you can pull the strings on.

has become                                                               You can’t make me

a mantra                                                                     dance on

of  gimme.                                                                 your stage.

 

 

© Ellen M Story, and emariaenterprises, llc 2012. and Ellen M. Lattz, 2016

Poems and artwork are by Ellen M. Story, 2012, and Ellen M. Lattz, 2016

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ellen M. Story and Ellen M. Lattz, and emariaenterprises with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

 

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