the fall of the inconsequential

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so another overpaid professional athlete cheated on his spouse...surprize, surprize....does anyone really care about what is going on in the world?  or are we happy to be entertained by the evening news?

the fall of the inconsequential

objectivity demands that every man prove his worth
it is not to be assumed or assigned unfounded
the empty grasping hand will not charity release
or the complacent strive for awareness

fostering systemic dependence
in the name of equality
inequitable, evil empowerment
of those who've never cared

behind the scene the puppet master grins
in anticipatory glee
as wheels within wheels
spin out his wicked design

while the puppets dance
in the revolution of change
deluded by their finery and fiction
and the watch calls a false "all's well"

the pied piper leads an enchanted parade
but the children are all gone
and the bullfrog grows increasingly uncomfortable
as the flames leap ever higher

what is the cost of freedom?
forgotten antiquated notions of honor and idealism
drowned in the new morality of mediocrity
and the condemnation of excellence

all bow before the king of Saudi Arabia
while the piper leads the children
through the misty purple passes of Hindu Kush
to war without the will to win

for shame we deny culpability
eschewing responsibility for independent thought
savor the sugary pap so generously served up
by the new regime of nonsense

asking, "please sir, may I have some more"
though it nourishes nothing but destruction
our eyes delight in the fall of the Tiger
and our small souls feel bigger
to see the trivial...trivialized

pathetic sheep, following the village idiot
over every sharp edged cliff
trusting blindly that our own welfare
is safely berthed on Titanic and Lucitania

diversions of pandemic proportions
although the birds and pigs know better
and our veins scream for poison
as we push our children to the front of the line

denying the truth of history
fabricating a new world order
stripped of our finery now
the third world beckons us

"come join our diseased and starving ranks"
this, the result of compromise
this, the consequence of irresponsibility
this, the cost of the loss of objectivity

Woe America, for the legacy of blind stupidity
Woe to the generations yet to come
shame for the forgotten sacrifices
and the contempt for the principles of freedom

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Artie commented on the fall of the inconsequential

07-09-2010

Wow!! I love it when you get going!! I want more..... 10

devaamido commented on the fall of the inconsequential

05-31-2010

Aw come on Tender, how do you REALLY feel???? LOL Anyway, this is terrific rant probably mostly delivered to te choir. 10+.

Qualin commented on the fall of the inconsequential

02-01-2010

IF YOU NEVER DO ANYTHING THE REST OF YOUR LIFE TRY YOUR TRY YOUR VERY BEST TO GET THIS ONE PUBLISHED AND I TRULY HOPE AND PRAY YOU ARE SUCESSFUL...ILL SPREAD THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE..10 IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH..QUALIN

frog commented on the fall of the inconsequential

12-09-2009

Your wisdom shines through in this poem. More people should recognize the face behind the mask this way. Well written!

Rhymer commented on the fall of the inconsequential

12-09-2009

What I get from this read is patriotism is alive and well in your heart. Enjoyable read.

Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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