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The Lobotomizer

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The Lobotomizer

The Lobotomizer honed his dark art,
by using great patience and a cold heart.

First, he earned a fancy Masters degree,
a quite secretive, hush-hush diploma,
in psychological advertising.
Then, covertly sponsored by Henry Ford,
the Lobotomizer flew overseas,
where he became good friends with the Nazis.
Mengele offered a welcoming wing -
when it came to experimentation,
the Angel of Death, was the reigning king.

After the Allied Forces came on strong,
the Lobotomizer slipped further east,
becoming a student of the Red Beast.
The iron-curtained, cold-war, Frankenstein,
taught the Lobotomizer many tricks,
including high-frequency hypnotics,
how to travel through electrical lines,
and even surf the waves of satellites.

Yet his travels were not close to finished,
for the Lobotomizer knew no bounds,
and his appetite was insatiable.
He bounced around the globe for many years,
gaining more insightful experience.
He passed through many laboratories,
leaving behind countless horror stories;
leaving behind legions of empty minds.

Finally, in the fall of Sixty-Nine,
the Lobotomizer returned back home,
returned to the land of the brave and free,
to commence his lobotomizing spree.
By the hundreds, thousands, millions and more,
the Lobotomizer plied his ill trade,
beaming himself via optic fiber,
satellite dish, cable, and antenna,
right between the eyes of his audience,
until the nation's vast majority,
was left drooling, dull-eyed, slack-jawed and blank.

Nowadays, nearly the whole broken globe,
can feel his dark probe in the frontal lobe.
The blue light flickers off the walls at night,
as most people have given up the fight,
trading in their brains for mere empty dreams.
But the Lobotomizer isn't done,
for he pushes his trade even further,
to the final frontier of the jungles.









February 22nd, 2012

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  1. Date: 3/14/2012 4:17:00 PM

    Hi howdy salutations salute!! I am suffering from a mighty intense migraine so I came back over to the lobotomizer for some assistance!!....Glad that this one hit the roof...Surely a good historian like yourself should be rewarded for interlacing creativity with history! Amazing write, dear lad! (Ps....who is the little girl...is she yours?.....GRrrrr!) A cutie patooootie!

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 6:01:00 PM

    We new this was a winning write!! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/12/2012 12:09:00 PM

    Got a chuckle at the ending..I guess I have been lobotomized and did not even know it.Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 5:07:00 PM

    Just seeing your name among the contest winners, I knew it would be outstanding! You never let me down, Chris. I'm amazed at the high standards you aim with every poem, and you never fail to meet the mark! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 4:08:00 PM

    Hey, I can see how you beat me out. The lobotomizer got to me before I wrote my poem. I knew I have been feeling dizzy for some reason, and having extremely nice thoughts about some people I should hate. Shame on you Chris. That's cheating. Now I've got to get my groove back.

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:42:00 PM

    hey Chris congrats on your win , I loved it first time around and love it even more after re-reading..david

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 3:42:00 PM

    Hi Chris, Congratulations on your win in my contest! It was so close judging these top two spots. Hugs, Catie :)

    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey Date: 3/11/2012 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought the Lobomotizer was cable TV. HA! :)
  1. Date: 2/29/2012 9:57:00 AM

    Such a smart verses you have here. I'm into politics, a lot! Fascinating how you wrote this poem in politics and packaged it perfectly. I think this is about media, am I correct? Only media that has multi blade knives like that. Thanks for the comment, Chris. About your chuckle... you made me chuckle with the reason why you chuckled. :D

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 1:57:00 AM

    should I call GhostBusters or T.A.P.S. or sum Shitake? I got goose bumps. WHAT NEXT! ?--I love your comments Almost as much as yir freakin' poems....Almost....btw. I know I've told you that before b/c I got Deju friggin Vu!~ PeAce!

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 1:56:00 AM

    WOW! I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than have to have a frontal lobotomy! And Chris, lemme tell you...I just now ALMOST logged off the soup cus I read a poem (Directly b4 this one) by Kash Poet and it reminded me of a time my son came home from school asking what the "69" was. Her poem was "Birds & Bees" -Go check. Anyway, on the captcha preview as I was typing that to KASH, it read "66PT" as in 66 Plus Three=69. So I got freaked out, NEXT I read your poem that reads "In Fall of 69" !!!

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 8:35:00 AM

    nice poem....patrick

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 4:25:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing this history i didn't know of Henry Ford .It seems He used to to be one of those traitors who hush hushed against his country with the Nazi,yuyk.The lobotomizer..Ow gee ..don't let it mess with our brains..:).a great post shadowed with so much darkness indeed-Charma

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 11:04:00 PM

    Why does this remind me of R.P. McMurphy from "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest?" Ahhhh, Juicy Fruit.

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 11:11:00 AM

    soup mail..

  1. Date: 2/23/2012 10:06:00 AM

    Is this the guy who infects politicians? It's all I could think of when I read the dark insights in this great verse.

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/23/2012 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Elizabeth, it's nice to see you drop by. You must be quite busy lately in your real life. The Lobotomizer tries to worm his way into everyone's brains, not just the brains of politicians. But, politicians seem to be extra susceptible to his ways.
  1. Date: 2/23/2012 6:40:00 AM

    Wow dark view of current and past realities! I would say mass communication has just as much possibilty for an Aurther C. Clarke Childhoods End as it does for 1984 or Brave New World ;) [welcome to my family life from birth to NOW..LOL the Yippee poem was my reality ;)] most of the time I am just writing about what I've experienced ;) PS I did enjoy your "take" above and would like to see you write a positive one now for balance? Light & Love

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/23/2012 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, I will try to balance things out eventually.
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 2:17:00 PM

    Hmm, yup, scary isn't it how that lobotomizer isn't done-- could very well be just warming up--yeeks! Very cool and gripping write you have here Chris---hahaha! Btw, I read your comments in Debbie's blog---are you trying to be cute?! Haha. If you were, you actually succeeded ;), I swear that tickled me, that's one of your cutest comments ever (gosh I Looove my name, lol)...and I saw that title above my poem, lol-- I'm thinking I should charge a pen nee each time I see that word kidding :D

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/23/2012 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nice to see you drop by, nikko. I am happy that you enjoyed the comment left in Debbie's blog. It just sort of slipped out.
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:28:00 PM

    Loved the historical connection..all I can say is shame on Henry Ford for his contributions to helping the SS...What an intriguing and dark sounding individual! You had me reading this one out loud to my family...my one family member thought you might be a gamer!! ha ha.

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ha! No, this narrative wasn't inspired by "gaming", although I used to play a mean game of Nintendo back in the day lol.
    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gwendolen, nice to see you drop by. Yes, shame on Henry Ford for supporting the Nazi movement. He even supplied trucks and bullets to them, that ended up killing his own countrymen overseas. Bullets made in America, shipped overseas, to kill family members of the very people who made the bullets in the first place. Sad.
    R. Avatar G. R. Date: 2/22/2012 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ps...whose the little girl? Is that your daughter..You never said....grrrrr! I hate not knowing....ha ha.
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:08:00 PM

    Mass-everything...subliminal and oh so dangerous...

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christine, I am glad that you enjoyed the read. Funny how you brought up the word: subliminal. I wanted so badly to use the word in this narrative, but figured that if someone didn't get the message without it, then they have probably had too many visits from the Lobotomizer....
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 12:04:00 PM

    Wow! This is fantastic, Chris...

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:48:00 AM

    Quite an interesting one Chris, now how did you get to this one? Hmmm do tell..enjoyed your darkness this tonight, btw send you a quick soupmail lol

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wilma, this one came from a shadowy part of my mind that is filled with oodles and oodles of "accidental" research over the years.
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:44:00 AM

    Hey Chris my apologies, just me not being able to count to ten...David

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, no need to apologize. You might be onto something, as I don't enjoy using programs to enhance my writing.
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:34:00 AM

    Dark but very compelling verse, Chris. I especially like the line about people "trading in their brains for mere empty dreams." The "Lobotomizer" to me is a growing insensitivity to the needs of people worldwide. Incredible images! Best wishes in the narrative contest, Chris. Love, Carolyn

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you enjoyed the read, Carolyn. Nice to see you around the Soup. Are you feeling a bit better?
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:25:00 AM

    Hey Chris, man this is far out there and just great, I felt lobotomized at the end of it,,not sure if a check on line four syl, is needed my friend, I could be wrong..best of luck..David

  1. Date: 2/22/2012 11:10:00 AM

    well I'm confused, please contact my frontal lobe for instructions?

    Aechtner Avatar Chris D. Aechtner Date: 2/22/2012 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Heya Cindy. If you still have a frontal lobe, then all hope is not lost.