Naked Truth

His truths are vile graffiti scrawled in charcoal on a wall,

your belief in them, immobile—not budgeable at all.
You spout online rhetoric not based on any fact,
using a selfish tyrant to pattern how you act.

I simply cannot understand people of your kind.
Will any foul deed propagated pry open your mind?
Fire, tempest, pestilence—what further natural curse
will finally persuade you that it’s only getting worse?

Divide and conquer is his game, and he’ll use any means
for engineering chaos and creating scenes
matching brother against brother till our nation rips apart.
Destroying all it stood for. Ripping out its heart.

What quality does he display that moves you all to court him?
What single act for common men leads you to support him?
Children kenneled up like animals? Men shot because they’re black?
One-by-one his sane advisers all given the sack?

Our emperor has no clothes on, please take the time to see.
Look at all the devastation—what our country’s come to be.
We are a global laughing stock. If you’d expand your view
beyond Fox News, perhaps this truth would be clear to even you!


Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash, used with permission. Prompt words for today are charcoal, online, pattern, pry and mobile.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

47 thoughts on “Naked Truth

      1. SAM VOELKER

        I thought you might be interested in this~! Sorry that I did not convert it to a short URL~!


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    1. Leland Olson Hoel

      If a story gets reversed long enough people seem to think it becomes true. The good guy even becomes the bad guy. Presidential pardons set you free if you are a real nasty, dirty, political manipulator. Lee Atwater was an original wrecker of our political process. He tried to clear his slate before dying of a brain tumor.

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