Thinking of GOP Candidates — Auguries of Disingenuousness
Auguries of Disingenuousness
(US GOP Presidential Candidates as of December 2015)
To see a world in a grain of sand,
don’t make it glow with carpet-bombs.
To flower heaven in your hand,
don’t turn strewn rocks into lined tombstones.
Eternity’s cut by every hour
that we barter off the soul–
the harlot’s cry quite overpowered
by those who’d hawk our all.
Burnishing our fears with bling,
combing bald hates with shine,
they boast they’ll get us everything,
snaking oil o’er twists of spine.
But the grains that hold the world they see
are measurements of ammo–
Oh good lord, please save me
from their deserts of glow-woe,
from their plasticked deserts of woe.
(Optional refrain: oh-glow-woe-woh-woh-woh-woh/oh-glow-woe-woh-woh-woh=woh–)
Not sure about the rhythms at the end of this one, but here’s a poem originally inspired by Kerry O’Connor’s Real Toads prompt and based very very very loosely on William Blake’s poem, the Auguries of Innocence (that begins with “to see the world in a grain of sand”–and finding heaven in a wildflower and moves on to the winding sheet woven by the harlot’s cry.) My offering for Real Toads Open Link Platform.
The pic is mine; not sand, but detailed (ha.)
Process notes–a grain is a weight used for measurement of propellant in bullets and other projectile weaponry; plastic refers to all kinds of things of course, but also certain explosives.Explore posts in the same categories: news, poetry, Uncategorized comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.