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The Entertainer, a game of cups

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The Entertainer, a game of cups

Scripted television nanny

All the Lions roared their approval
dancing puppets

Stars shown twinkling delight
mask global death

My favorite football team
diverts my attention

Smiling ringmasters bow to each other
chosen talent cheered like god
(even call themselves jesus)

While blinded by the sun (tv)
the world devil cult
plays us like a game of cups

Cows, smiling, entertained to satisfaction
shuffling towards


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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:42:00 PM
    I get the nanny part. But adults? You make it sounds all scripted like reality t.v. But the NFL? Maybe in Detroit.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:03:00 PM
    This is awsome! THis is the first I've read of something in this style! THis is genious and very cleverly written and very funny! I love it, it is very spectacular and awsome!! Greetings from the blue poet! Christopher Boskovski! :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 8:49:00 AM
    HA! "Hamburger Rapture"...any vegans reading this poem are probably crying in a corner right now. lol But, all jokes aside, this was awesome! You called out the fallacies here in a way only you can!

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 8:03:00 PM
    A very very clever write Jimbo Our dear friend..Hello from Malta : )

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Yes! I am digging this poem a lot -- and how timely too! Reminds me of the "Evil Magician" this week: with a sleight of hand, the Magician has everyone's attention with a Miley Cyrus(the hand he wants you to see and stare at .... while with the other hand(the hand which the Magician wants you to ignore), *Abra Cadabra!*, declares war on Syria ....