A President Who Talks

We had a president who talked to interns

and he dropped bombs

then we had a president who talked to God

and he dropped bombs

then we had a president who talked to Jay-Z

and he dropped bombs

and now we have a President who talks to world leaders

with CAPSLOCK Tweets

AND HE DROPS BOMBS

and the next president might well be

someone who talks to the people

but, and you might find this hard to believe

they will drop bombs

the rest is simply a distraction

the rest is only there to keep you

focused on the person

and not the machine

to keep you high

on the cult of personality

to keep you believing in democracy

believing that in 4 years,

the system will set us free

and they talk and they talk and they talk

and we devour it all like pigs eating their slop

and we pay for all of their speech writers

and we pay for all of the bombs

that they drop and they drop and they drop

and we never stop to think

about anything but their words

we squeal with glee each time they fill the trough

 

 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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