America: a force for global good.
Now shut up as we bomb your neighborhood.
Neighborhoods you have never visited;
Distant lands feel it first. Still interested?
Interest cannot last very long these days
We scroll, confused, in our internet daze
Dazed and confused by too many choices
Bludgeoned to silence by strident voices
Voices of those who despise truth and God
(Though they’re sometimes given a token nod)
Nodding off, doped up . . . hey wait—I hear planes!
Another world war? No. Just labor pains.
Christ warned us of this. Have you understood?
America is a force for global good.
But what really comes across in this riveting interview with the Moriartys is the utter recklessness displayed in Libya (and elsewhere, for that matter) by both NATO and the ‘rebel’ forces, as well as the relish with which they demonstrably enjoyed tearing the entire country apart. These demented animals have access to unparalleled hi-tech weaponry and vehicles, enabling them to ‘achieve feats of destruction’ that before only ‘the gods’ could perform. Their handiwork is psychopathy writ large, the nihilistic culmination of Western civilization, and the glorious – for them – embrace of the destructive principle.
PROMPT 27: write a duplex. A duplex is a variation on the sonnet, developed by the poet Jericho Brown. Like a typical sonnet, a duplex has fourteen lines. It’s organized into seven, two-line stanzas. The second line of the first stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the second stanza, the second line of the second stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the third stanza, and so on. The last line of the poem is the same as the first.