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Money Well Wasted

December 5, 2022

As YOUR tax dollars

Spent on a forgotten

Streaming service

Of daily entertainment

Broadcast by the news

That congress essentially

Collectively does nothing

Save, participating in

A poorly written soap

Of who is screwing who

Plotting in the open by

Revealing mini power plays

Who is going to do

What to whom, while

Guarding against not

Getting screwed themselves

Acted out by millionaires

And alleged billionaires

Overlapping storylines

That never really end

Intertwined to keep your

Eyes and ears glued

As wallets are emptied

For water cooler conversations

Plus dinner table dialog as to

“Who shot JR” or rather

Lame insurrections

Allegedly stolen documents

Laptops and liaisons

Loyalties and betrayals

Posturing and politicking

Race bating and religion hating

“Another Prophet of Disaster
Who says the ship is lost
Another Prophet of Disaster
Leaving you to count the cost
Taunting us with Visions
Afflicting us with fear
Predicting War for millions
In the hope that one appears


13 the Beast is Rising
The Frenchman did surmise
Through earthquakes and starvation
The Warlord will arise
Terror, Death, Destruction
Pour from the Eastern sands
But the truth of all predictions
Is always in your hands”

“Die With Your Boots On”

– Iron Maiden

While the sky is getting darker

The planet even hotter

Water toxic and scarcer

While pointing out that

One million are coming in

Through an open door

Whilst four million

Are burgeoning from within

Not speaking any language

Nor doing any work

Too distracted to make

Health care available

School, a safe place to learn

High speed rail a reality

Bridges that last

Potholes a thing of the past

In other words

There are alternatives

That could be tested

Instead of spending

Money Well Wasted

“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin

From → dark, Lyrics, Quotes, random

One Comment
  1. Forge permalink

    Oh please let your sane vision come to pass. We can do it if only we believe it’s possible and then lend a hand to make it so. Take our grief and put it to work instead of lashing out against ghosts and ghosts in the machine.

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