waste management

waste management

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

waste management



we are the folly of the facetious lot of them
politico cornmeal
for them to grind their teeth
the subjects with no adjectives
just naked nouns freezing in their sentenced logic 
we are indigestion 
the reason for their indignation
if only for themselves,
they would bask in the glory of egotistical clouds

but we pull them to earth
they crash in our perspective
like poorly made aircraft
short circuited missles
diving into the manure of faded democracy

taxing our patience as well as our pockets
glorifying themselves as gods
while the real God
becomes perplexed at the self-absorbed prophets
creating the doom of which they predict

the caring they castrate from our beings
they laugh,
we become poorer of spirit
the weakened fragments of ourselves
there is no dessert,
they don't need it,
their appetites are sated

they mumble cheerful testaments
of the crumbled masses
they rule

we give and give and live
and learn
after it's too late
to find the sun again
or
excuse ourselves from the table.



erin-cilberto
12/4/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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This left me feeling rather mixed emotionally. I felt deflated and yet angry. We are the masses and we are used, abused and spat on by our 'leaders' who are only, it seems, in it for their own self aggrandisement. It makes me angry but when we strip it down what can we do as individuals?

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for understanding---if only we could rise as one...

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Kudos and finger snaps j.! You channel the Greats, the poets of protest and purity , in your style and words. They bled truth and so do you. “Diving into the manure of faded democracy”- a line that Ginsburg would envy. Prophetic, painful, pathetic, perfect. Bravo!

Posted 2 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Days Ago

thank you for your kind words....and to be mentioned in the same sentence with Alan...that is really.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

1 Day Ago

Praise for you is always well- deserved. The Beats are alive in your words...
Yes the only difference between organised crime and the government is one is legalised and they don't do jail time! Hard to believe they are so out of touch, I suppose their well filled pockets don't stretch to the rest of us and the waste by govt. spending is abhorrent to the extent it's almost a rape on society.This write is too good for them lol

Posted 3 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Days Ago

thank you for your insightful words, andrew...
j.
Much truth, here.
Eloquent and metaphorical wisdom richly offered.
Unfortunately, we accuse but very rarely convict.
Great piece!


Posted 4 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

4 Days Ago

thank you for your kind review, Jimmy.
j.
incredible closing sir...spot on commentary ..this line for me is pivotal:
"but we pull them to earth" ... things have slipped and chipped away for so long no one notices it seams ..and the norm is not good .. but that line is a spot of hope .. that this great Nation...unlike any other has the remnants remaining so that if we clean up our turf ..both as individuals and as a very large group ..stop exalting degradation of the spiritual thru all the avenues of perceptions ..perhaps we will find salvation as a country ...but when up is down and right is left ..it seems such a huge endeavor :((( your poem has got me movin' jacob ..in thought and prayer and another go round with me conscience ... whew .. and all i planned for the day was to burn out a stump in the yard ...:}
love ya man!
E.

Posted 6 Days Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

i hope you still get to that stump....E.

thanks for your insights and sharing your fe.. read more
Einstein Noodle

6 Days Ago

i love this place jacob...its a bright spot of honesty for me in the morning .. your poetry is alway.. read more
It makes one wonder whether true altruism exists. Pretending to serve as a way to serve oneself. I've become a bit cynical myself and make no apologies for this but I think there's plenty of material to work with.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

thank you for sharing your feelings on this one, Dionysian,
j.
I think they start out with good intentions.
But once they're in the machine, they become part of it.
I think we're all in for the ride, no matter what changes.
Isn't that vote such a powerful tool to have.?

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

i, too, believe they start out with good intentions....but then the road to hell is paved with those.. read more
This left me feeling rather mixed emotionally. I felt deflated and yet angry. We are the masses and we are used, abused and spat on by our 'leaders' who are only, it seems, in it for their own self aggrandisement. It makes me angry but when we strip it down what can we do as individuals?

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for understanding---if only we could rise as one...

thank you for your word.. read more

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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