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!