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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Somewhere, Somehow

On the Far Side of a Dakota Sunset

" ... why oh why can't I?" Judy Garland

In the upside down world Hillary won,
General Custer smokes peyote root with warriors,
Politicians draw pundit cartoons.
Being last is heroic.
Refineries make cars disappear
& buffalos lie down with their greedy enemies.

The souls in that world vote for fools, who
Descend to earth & turn into public servants,
Saviors who tell the truth,
Walk to the sky and back each morning
Making love all the day long
Just as proclaimed in their holy books.

When they say war it means peace.
When they say peace it means compassion.
When they say shop it means rebuilding
& reparation for creation.
In the upside down world Hillary is naked
& Children feel her beauty,

Termosapiens cower in wind cooled mounds
Hiding from the Ecitoninaen hordes.
Hope is the dream of a place, where
Monica is a bonobos name for friends
Who couple with you in joy
& Praise the mythical goddess of virtue.

This poem was linked to Totally Optional Prompts, hence the comments. I really like that community of poets - it is interactive and supportive.

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Blogger Stan Ski said...

Some days it seems the 'upside down world' is not that far away.

8:59 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Good to se you back with another great post!

a perfect ending?

9:25 AM  
Blogger HL said...

Thanks Gautami

9:56 AM  
Blogger texasblu said...

Wow. I'm glad I don't live there.....

10:19 AM  
Blogger HL said...

Trouble is we do, we are "not in Kansas anymore" although our heads keep interpreting reality the way we want to see it not as it really is: WashingTongue Post Hole: Get used to high food costs, water shortages

11:16 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

engaging and thought provoking poem,

4:41 AM  
Blogger SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, like people were saying last week, it's later than we think..

7:18 PM  

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