The New America

Living in war destroys democracy

I recently wrote an article about the choice the US has made to  live in war.Here is a poem that explores this theme

The New America

Drones kill
Whom they will
A spotty youth
An arcade game
A button here
Torn limb there
A terrorist
An innocent
Arteries pump
Flow slows
Memories fade
Darkness

Syria
Good guys
Initiative
Bad guys
Invasion
Who’s good
Who’s bad
Who’s alive
Who’s dead
Who’s left
What’s left
Darkness

Election
Enough spent
To feed poor
Till November
Quaffed hair
Armani gear
Hatred
Lies
Acrimony
Plutocrats choose
Democracy dies
Darkness

Control
Fear scrubs
Washed brain
Terror alerts
Army on street
Media lies
Panic spreads
Propaganda
No choice
Scan emails
Jail dissent
Darkness

War
Way of life
Obama chooses
Hegemony
Weapons sell
One percent
Rich richer
Poor poorer
Home violence
Mass murders
TPP
Darkness

2 thoughts on “The New America”

  1. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”,Peter G-W. At least someone knows what is going on.

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