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  Muffin-Top Mindset
by Odin Roark
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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BE WARNED – Some might be offended by this impulsive reaction to this morning's headlines re: "on the stump" political and religious hypocrisy and denial. ---- However, respectfully, IT is what it is. So here's a sort of open-mike rant, a Slam of some extremist leadership and wannabes who seem to lack consciousness and conscience. Below is merely the characterization of a point of view and is not designed to convert those who do not agree, but to defend those that do. ----- Perpetuation of LIES comes in many sizes, but it is best described in one shape, that of overbloated self-aggrandizement. “Sublime to forgive?" Perhaps, but what must come first is the purging of distress when one is bombarded with such insults to normal intelligence as quoted in several Sunday news sources and TV programs.

Muffin-Top Mindset

The sluggishness of whole milk yogurt
the density of a rock
the stubbornness of a non-stick bakepan
put it all togetha'
something we shouldn't eat

Hello You-Know-Who
astride your hubris wanton phantoms
galloping ever forward for misbegotten pleasures
while folds of narcissistic excess flubbercate your minds

You who would cry "Intimidation"
you who would suck up to carrots of gold on a stick
whether in hidden coffers offshore
or upon festooned plates for offerings

Yes you who know better
boiling fear-mongering in your sauce pan du jour
need to step away from the overly stoked flames of influence
and get out of the kitchen

As those of us informed
have scanned your gluttonous recipes
choosing raw seeds and nuts
over your refined junk-food-rhetoric called
do as I say
not as I do

Yeah, Sparky
the cliché fits
your place or mine
uttered behind sanctimonious whisper
you dress-up dons of cross-hairs
attackers on maps
golden microphones
et al
while coveting a new Brand of
cross-keyed tiara
you'd steal in a heartbeat

Yeah, major immigration reform
makes hopeful headlines
but against deceit and false witness
by the copper-face mask of a body
sans Zucchetto or mitre of an even greater body
it is but momentary respite

Ah Congress
militantcy beyond obstruction

Such cowardly grade school tantrums are dead as the Dodo bird
and it's only a matter of time before
the archeologists of Reason and Rationale
will unearth your inevitable burial
to reside alongside the other archival heaps
of sludge once delusional power and greed

I don't know
perhaps a Law of Nature alert
needs to be twittered
to wish-bone hopefuls
before their arteries of life
totally implode with such
Muffin-Top Mindset

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/25/2012
I guess I'll have to watch different TV on Sunday cause I missed that one. However, I did catch a Colbert report this morning saying that the good politicians of North Carolina are declaring science illegal so that it won't put their real estate underwater. I expect they will declare war on polar bears next for threatening extinction.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/25/2012
That me, Pat, I'm lost. May have to change poetry sites.
Reviewed by pat medlin 6/25/2012
the title drew me in and glad that it did...

i found in it nothing offensive and those that might, probably would have a hard time climbing through your wording to figure out whether they were offended or no, without the beginning disclaimer.

a pertinent and real piece odin
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/25/2012
I was not offended

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