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Stat/U.S./Quo
by H J Cruz
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Rant with a slant

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stat/U.S./Quo

 

By H.J. Cruz

 

The times they are a changing!

 

Terrorist’s attack iconic steel,

Foreign cultures suffer the wrath of Kahn,

Kahn forfeits benevolence for maliciousness,

Heads of state succumb to yes men in waiting.

 

Fear loom’s on a financial wheel,

Skyrocketing debt and gold toothed barracuda’s,

A mother agasp at store shelf prices,

A father struggles to feed monthly dragons.

 

We hold these truths to be self evident,

Deaf mutes coalesce in sterile ivory towers,

The police protect you from yourself,

A politician, a puppet, a prostitute for lobbyist’s.

 

The great myth; global warming!

The Arctic will be open for boating this summer,

Floating hotels flock for a Kodak moment,

A group of Polar bears swim by, lost at sea.

 

A Republican’s taxes are spent on clan-destiny,

Shalt thou trust without accountability?

Slumbering Dem’s organize the great coup,

Media moguls; public programmers of conformity.

 

The industrialist cries for more drilling,

The environmentalist wants more protection,

A fishing trawler travels far for a pitiful catch,

The majestic Eagle feasts on road kill.

 

The EPA bites a bureaucratic bullit,

A factory dumps toxic waste,

A cancer cluster is born, sharks swarm,

The AMA has the answer; more toxins!

 

The old man pounds his fender in frustration,

Cursing the high cost of fuel.

A greedy Arab bathes in a jeweled tub,

Laughing at the absurdity of his riches.

 

A southern farmer loses his farm to drought,

A midwestern farmer loses his farm to floods,

A northern farmer loses his farm to twisters,

All in the same month!

 

The GOP or the new MOB,

Religious zealots yell blasphemy,

A young boy kneels for righteous indignity,

A young man returns home without limbs.

 

A 40 yr. career ends; a pension now a stipend,

The old woman cooks a can of spam,

Sacrificing food for expensive medicine,

A buyback mortgage scam takes her home.

 

Tinder-box forest’s ignite with every strike,

Fire-crews inundated and spread too thin,

Earth now rumbles under their feet,

While a hurricane is gathering momentum.

 

A New York Cabby can’t get Visa’s for his family,

Wanna-be border patrols shoot Mexicans gleefully,

Fields ripe for harvest are empty,

A manufacturing company moves south of the border.

 

Colleges churning out capitalists for a hefty fee,

The local plant closes leaving 10k jobless,

A high school struggles academically wants a mill levy,

A teenager slaughters classmates in blind rage.

 

The answer is coal/ corn/ caveat emptor,

Welcome to the twenty first century,

Where science plays God,

Where wis-dum is prophet/profit!

 



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Reviewed by Mary Coe 7/12/2008
A brilliant write.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/11/2008
Thanks for sharing your wise heart HJ
on the unwise ways of this tragic world
I love monkey and always have, but not these kinds! NEVER Will1
Your commentary was filled to the brim in sad truth! YOU tell very well!
WE NEED A CHANGE and NOW!
WRITE ON!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Lady Sheexooo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/11/2008
Hmmm... these monkeys look familiar... and your words ring brilliantly and devastatingly true. I wish it WERE "only" poetry... but alas and alack... tis fact, not fiction... or have I been spending too long in the ape house listening to idle chatter?? :)) A rockin write, Senor Cruz... perhaps a certain heavy metal band could put it to music... K xx
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/10/2008
Oh may, the people are awakening from that lethatgic catharsis and don't believe the Snake Oil Salesmen no more...but, what is left out there after the gold toothed barracudas left the table?
Sorry HJ, we have been telling them from twenty years back but nobody was listening mesmerized as they were by the machiavellic Hamelin's flute promising the sky but delivering us inside a big bottomless hole.

Georg
Reviewed by Morning Star 7/7/2008
Very sad but true excellent rant!
I must comment on your chosen picture
I heard we all have a double some where in the world
Now I know its true!!!
Brilliant commentary of the times we live in!!
Peace Love and Hugsssss...Morning Star
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/7/2008
A sad but timely commentary on the state of affairs. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 7/5/2008
Drop Dead gorgeous, with a thinkin brain! I know yore Mama took one look at you and knew she had done good! SC
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/4/2008
A good commentary, should be passed on. Makes lots of sense as to what is happening in the world today.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 7/4/2008
I'd say great rant, those pictures are a riot, funny as the kings of comedy
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 7/1/2008
Exceptional rant and photos~`*
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/1/2008
Cute indeed..you take care OK see you soon hopefully....thank you also for all your reviews on my work....stay safe and well..keep smiling ,its a nice one...Hugssss
Love,
Chanti Lace
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/1/2008
H you truly do see and write the big picture. We need HELP and not from more monkies!!
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman 6/30/2008
Good Rant - covered a lot, much mirrored in Europa too - could it be 'An Oily Tycoon...' in the bathtub instead? A position more open for all then? just a suggestion Mr Cruz - enjoyed the read, cheers
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/29/2008
You keeping on ranting, you make more sense than the monkey in the White House...Awesome commentary, when are we going to wake up?
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/29/2008
EXcellant commentary on the times we live in.

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