Shocked to Learn

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

monsters are real

"Welcome to adulthood,' said the voice in my head,
"No more believing in monsters under the bed"
I had almost believed me, until one was elected,
He promised a Mexican wall would be erected
Right out of the box, and more lies soon followed
Some unbelievable shit that his supporters all swallowed
True, he lives on T. V., not under my bed,
But he's scarier with the words that he's said
He'll suck out my brain and he'll suck out yours too
He'll keep on sucking till there's none left for you
Forty percent has gone crazy, sixty are horrified,
I fail to understand it, although, believe me, I've tried
Into the gutter goes self-thinking and people's I. Q.
Following a delusional Pied Pier, dragging me, but not you
Shocked to learn monsters are real and steering the ship of state
We've one chance, right now, or is it already too late?
But with the Grand Canyon between our points of view
With no agreement on if let alone how, it'll be impossible to do

Submitted: November 18, 2020

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JE Falcon

When seeking help with today's problems. Looking to the past sometimes helps open eyes to the division that was worse than today: Google, WWII political divisions. --- Boy, talk about a nation divided!

Wed, November 18th, 2020 6:48pm


Thanks, JEF--oh still think this is worse in a way, that was unfortunate and sad, but they believed in the same facts, not the word of a lone dangerous con man

Wed, November 18th, 2020 10:55am


Yeah, I don't think countries have been quite so divided over so many issues as they are now. Well said, Mike.

Wed, November 18th, 2020 7:09pm


I truly believe we're more divided, by far, as ever; thanks, Hull

Wed, November 18th, 2020 11:24am


Another great poem MIke; you make me want to Write Along ....
Monsters are real; he won't go away. Nor does he care what Americans say.
He's sick and he's twisted, and a narcissist too. He lies about everything; He can't tell the truth. It's not about this country; it never has been. It's all about HIM, not even his Queen.

Thu, November 19th, 2020 3:03am


Yes, indeed; thanks, Kat

Thu, November 19th, 2020 1:08pm

Penny Scribe

You took the words right out of my mouth (sort of), Mike. Hopefully he will go from bunkering down at the WH to a jail cell, where he belongs.

Fri, November 20th, 2020 7:31pm


Right there with you, Penny, thank you

Fri, November 20th, 2020 12:23pm

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