but who's watching them

but who's watching them

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


but who's watching them

 

 

 

sordid smiles

the monster within

often conquered, rears its ugly head

once again,

the giant eye of hypocrisy

a cyclops of abandonment

 

people are consumed

by its unwillingness to concede

to accede to proceed

without obliterating feet

paws, 

claws

or clauses 

to intervene with heart

a be the necessary part

of the solution

 

it is meant to be...

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/8/19


© 2019 jacob erin-cilberto



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True that some people want to remain relevant by providing a solution that is not workable at that time

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

this is true..thank you for your visit and words, Cassie,
j.
Lately, we seemed to be heading for the abyss at breakneck speed, and you articulate so very well what many of us feel. But of course, the domination by the monstrous few over the many, has been a blight on the society of mankind since the first recorded history.

You pose the question, 'Who's watching them?' We are, is the answer; but there is also a higher hand at work who might one day do a little more than stand idly by.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your insightful words, Beccy,
j.
Your work reminds me of what I believe is "language" poetry. Hey, I could be wrong?!
This reminds me of a 'dance.' I will have to admit that the 2nd stanza throws me! It's like when my double knotted shoelaces don't come undone as they should (according to my plan). This is not to say I don't appreciate your poem . . . only that I'm a bit mystified.
Tom

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

think of Steppenwolf's song "Monster"--
was reflecting on how appropriate it is today..,
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They say there is a bit of larceny in us all and perhaps that is true. The fact is we all are part of the solution...and part of the problem. It seems never the twain shall meet. Loved the scattered rhyme and wordplay here. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind review, Lydi
j.
Gotta be true to ourself and not just sit back to allow the fickle, facetious voice of irrationality override!

A contemplative, contemporary communique Jacob!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Tom.
j.
We the people need to take time to ponder our part in a society that allows us to mold our world and preserve the freedom to choose and protect our liberties. Truly, Pat

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

so true, Pat,
thank you,
j.
A great message.
Few want to be the necessary part of the solution. Most hope someone else will take a stand for them.
I hope the sleeping giant wakes once more.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

so do i, Cherrie...
so do i....

thank you for your words,
j.
“Treatise on the Steppenwolf” , ..the beast within us ,unforgettably described by Hesse in his novel, and by you in this dramatic work j. Beware the things that go bump in the night, the “monstrous” nature of man rises. Stellar metaphor and imagery. Hatred, bloodlust, aggression, rage, intolerance, warp our vision and perception, like the one-eyed Cyclops. You give us the visual of people consumed, paws and claws obliterating all in an armageddon. The line drawn in the sand is fixed. God help us all.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Annette,
j.
Too much polarization is not good. Too many lies are not welcome. Too much power grab and you will have a revolution. No more common sense solutions but mass delusions from the top down. The blame game is still going on and instead of blaming ourselves. No solutions to the deficit, mass infrastructure ailments, education, classism and so forth. Blame it on poor immigrants and foreign countries that had done no harm to the US. All crazy and out of whack. Marvelous message and poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your keen insight and kind review, Sami.
j.
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are welcome, sir Jacob...
Well said Erin, we live in an age. Where they all walk the walk and talk the talk of utter bullshit. And lie and lie all the time.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your insight, Dawn....you, my friend, speak truth...
j.
Dawn

2 Months Ago

As do you Erin. :)

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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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