Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Snake Oil Salesman


Public Domain photo- credits below

This Snake Oil Salesman

calls himself
a Medicine Man, but
he’s nothing more or less
than a pitchman, a peddler –
panderer of potions,
poppycock and oily notions.

His traveling wagon reeks
of ‘praise me, please’;
 he seeks applause, approval
and hearty hallelujahs
at every well-planned
 pause
while thrusting us
ever deeper
into the morass
with his misbehavior.

He steals us blind
then sells eyeglasses
to those masses
who still proclaim him
‘Savior’.

PSC/2017


Public Domain photo credits:
 
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Before Social Media






Before Social Media

, I never knew
this angry you
(that screams)
inside your head.
Assumed instead
your thoughts
and mine in sync.
Rather, it seems,
we’re miles apart –
disparate halves
of wholly distant
hearts.

PSC / 2017-Jan

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The American Dream Medium


PSC / 2017


The American Dream Medium 

This country is frac-
tured (into
‘Us’ and ‘Them’)
and this Administration
has neither the power
nor the will
to patch together
such a Great
divide.

Neither side
will listen
to an Other;
nor is there trust
in anything
reported by any One
who doesn’t say
what we/they
choose to hear.

We ache for naked facts
(untwisted, unvarnished –
minus the melodrama –
indisputable, irrefutable)
so we may understand
firsthand
where the truth lies;
otherwise, the rancor
will only get worse.

We don’t need
any more Small minds
 or Extra-Large lies.
We Demand a Medium
of some substance;
Brave Enough
to eschew the illogic
and fight with equal fervor
for any and every faction.

So, Who will be the First?

PSC / 2017


Sorry for the political 'rant', but instead of things calming down after the recent ugly campaigns and election, they only appear to have gotten worse.  Seems everyone is yelling and no one is listening, and I'm not sure how much more we'll be able to take.  But as long as folks rely on their "own" news sources and "fact checkers" and deny those of their opponents, we'll never move forward.  We need a truly honest, impartial medium who offers the views of BOTH sides and fact checks BOTH sides equally diligently. So, again, I ask... who will be the first?

 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Solstice Awakening



photo by PSC / Dec-2012

Winter Solstice Awakening

Even as the tipped earth
slips into grim winter
her sleeping soul startles
sensing the subtle shift,
this first sweet stitch
in Spring’s
finespun tapestry.

PSC / 2016