Contradictions: Socialist U.S.A.

1. America is capitalist and greedy—yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized—yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims—yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government—yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer—
yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about—
yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it!  Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

Three short sentences tell a lot about our current government/cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money!
What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military
and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII,
but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I the only one getting this?

Thanks to sssbob for leaving a comment at Steve Turley today

Borderline: Eight Feet to Closure


Poetry ought to do things right
and document reality—
but modern muses lose the fight
weaponizing identity.

Out-doing themselves, our leaders all
legitimize perversity.
Who gave them this satanic call
to demonize normality ?

In showing off their dubious worth,
the nation’s ignobility
transform to Babel all the earth
augmenting instability.

They can’t go One-World fast enough
suppressing Christianity.
Their matriarchy’s mom is tough,
enforcing femininity.

Milk of reptilian global beast:
postmodern animality
offers her withered poison breast
maintaining infantility.

They pour across. We help them in
supporting illegality;
our taxes fund their brand-new life
rewarding criminality.


 YOU  finish it


re-wording historicity

furthering imbecility

fanning flammability

normalized vulgarity

shortening eternity

denying immortality

PROMPT #2: write a poem that similarly resists closure by ending on a question,
inviting the reader to continue the process of reading
(and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends.