The Devil Made Me Do It: two poems

He woke me up in the middle of the night. Put these thoughts in my head. Wouldn’t let me go back to sleep for fear of losing the thoughts like i nearly always forget the dreams i had except for snippets. i was afraid. i got up, bundled up, and began to write.

Actually, i don’t think it was the devil. i almost didn’t publish them here. But what the hell:

A Puzzling Question

now that the republicans have proven accountability and responsibility
is only required by the opposition,
and
now that the democrats have validated cramming their legislation
down the opposition’s throat is “unity;”
and
now that the democrats have proven accountability and responsibility
is only required by the opposition,
and
now that the republicans have validated cramming their legislation
down the opposition’s throat is “unity;”
and
now that all the politicians who get elected are
the ones who either have or raise the most money,

What remains of the Union and the Constitution?

it must be nice

it must be nice
to be someone who is
always right,
never wrong,
and
get mad at
folks who disagree,
and
only listen to
folks who do agree.
i don’t know
because i’ve never been
always right
and
try to learn from
folks who disagree
but now
i must admit
when i realize
someone believes
they are always right,
i turn the volume control
to off.

1 thought on “The Devil Made Me Do It: two poems

  1. Well, thank you for squeezing in some sanity amid the madness which bares the question: will we ever find the answers to all your questions? What a treat to receive one of your Gems. They’ve been sorely missed.❣️

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