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Blowin Smoke - a rant


Pontificating pin heads
laboriously tongue lashing
mandatory attendees
pundits, preachers
oligarchs of oratory
empowered by mad scientists
in twisted mind laboratory.
If everybody gets a bite
of a sandwich never ending
the masses will be sated
and we’ve controlled our spending
if everybody works for free
--that is except for you and me –
we’ll clad them in amorphous dress
and treat them all the same
then we’ll give them numbers
for servants need no name
We’ll sell them all a golden goose
some magic beans as well
fan the flames of fear and hate
then lock our compounds iron gate
rally them in revolution
painted posters – false solution
We’ll watch the sun set in their eyes
as curfew bells remand
the darkness to the deviants
who won’t cave in to them
listen in the shuttered minds
of echoless condemning sin
Peace cannot be won by war
global warming’s not just a thaw
bathroom doors are not the key
to making everybody free
nor does shouting down the opposition
lend credence to a fool’s petition

It’s tongue in cheek -it’s just a joke
just an old guy -blowin’ smoke.
But then again -it could be true
the proof is – sadly - up to you

John G. Lawless 
©8/12/2018

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Date: 8/13/2018 2:04:00 PM
John, you’re a rant-o-holic;). Lots of truth in your witty words!
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Date: 8/13/2018 6:09:00 AM
Brilliant John, There is so much to rant about in this day and age..and it is needed, if only to balance up the crap of leaderships and others..Really good poem, love it.
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Date: 8/12/2018 8:33:00 PM
Wow! You rant real good, John. Enjoyed and I echo what Eve said.. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/12/2018 6:29:00 PM
Enjoyed reading, John. I'm tired of the smoke that pours out of lips that don't know what truth is.Hugs Eve
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Date: 8/12/2018 4:13:00 PM
i'm not talkin : )
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John lawless
Date: 8/14/2018 7:55:00 AM
...but are you lis'nin?