Asleep

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic


How else to explain?


The guards on duty are asleep at the switch,
as our fortune is ripped by a con man son of a bitch,
 
as he makes trip after trip by them with their treasure,
with a brazenness that is well beyond measure
 
Never before have they been so inattentive,
fooled by an idiot who's not even very inventive
 
Normally watching over it all with paranoid eyes,
they fall for his bullshit and seventh grade lies
 
Normally cry wolf at windmills, and imagined transgressions,
now, when the danger is very real, they don't even question,
 
as the wolf in the hen house steals everything they used to hold dear,
now, when the danger is real, when they really do have something to fear,
 
they're sleepwalking zombies under some kind of spell,
being robbed by a Kool-Aid preacher with dreams to sell
 
They are unable to see him as he empties the safe of all our jewels,
laughing as he plays them as dupes and idiot fools
 


Submitted: February 08, 2018

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hullabaloo22

Yep, totally blatant about it all! Excellent, Mike!!

Thu, February 8th, 2018 5:59pm

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Thanks as always, Hull!

Thu, February 8th, 2018 10:02am

jaylisbeth

Pretty much straight to the point, Mike. Well penned.

Thu, February 8th, 2018 7:28pm

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Thanks, J. B--I can't WAIT to get a comment from a guy on here who disagrees!

Thu, February 8th, 2018 12:04pm

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