This actor,
this ego
submissive idolatry

Humanity is distracted –
controversy, like celebrity,
vying for social attention.

Opposition barks
obediently in response
to dick-waving antics

their questions only
inciting more rage –

he is inaccessible

ignores the plight
of dreamers,
of marginalized

human rights
for his pocket-
lining agenda

Heroic action
is called for –

there is strength
in quiet amassing
of information

the harvesting
of underhanded

this monstrosity
must be de-throned
before democracy
is completely defiled.

(It’s open link night at dVerse, and I have compiled this poem from the prompts of Fandango (question), Ragtag Community (bark), and Daily Addictions (controversy).  Oh, and maybe I’m feeling a little riled by the gong show coming out of Washington.)

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33 thoughts on “Monstrosity

  1. Monstrosity indeed–I like the fact we all know who you are referring to without ever mentioning his foul moniker. This last 2 years have like the Plague Years in the Middle Ages. I know people who become physically ill with the news of the day.

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  2. Amazing how talented poets here have been able to vent their discontent without ever naming names. We ALL recognize a dick-waving, publicity sapping, self-serving egomaniac … unfortunately.

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      1. You can see why people vote for charismatic, eloquent populists. They comfort our nastier side and encourage us to think it’s okay. But he is neither charismatic nor eloquent. He’s a nasty, semi-literate slob.

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