Welcome to the Party

Welcome to the Party

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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a collaboration with mattavelli

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Welcome To The Party
by Einstein Noodle and Mattavelli

"Avenues from far and wide
 swept minds of every station; 
with tongue and pen put past aside 
birthing our New Nation.
A Bride she is blushing and flushed
her dowry, countless lives;
her suitors' sabers came and rushed
to keep and own this prize.

Those men who framed this land
were thoughtful in their task;
so now, what monarchs might demand,
we people need but ask.
And all those many voices,
their mingled story spun,
give rise to many choices 
as many stand as one.

Her bones and teeth with jagged edge
she falters through the years.
To speak, defend, under the Pledge
nearing beyond worste fears.
the ebb and flow of malice, a sylph,
relentlessly rending to tears ....
corrupt the youth, drag down in filth
hold leaders up to scornful jeers

It seems we're so divided
by tugs from right and left,
that all that gets decided
leaves half of us bereft.
And so the nation festers,
the loudest voices, lies,
that draw hearts to those jesters
who dance as justice dies.

 01/16/2018
E. with mattavelli

© 2018 Einstein Noodle



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You have perfectly reflected the current political climate in not just America, but it seems to be a worldwide phenomena. It seems no one is concerned with even so much as appearances anymore. Leaders are cut throat, indeed. Sad reality and it seems we are slipping back into monarchy mentality as all fight for the prize, at the cost of how many? Excellent poem, hating the truth of this one. Cheers!

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

yes! cut-throat indeed ... no holds barred ... outright lying and mixing suppositions with accusatio.. read more



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Our leaders want us to be separated. We cannot allow this.
"It seems we're so divided
by tugs from right and left,
that all that gets decided
leaves half of us bereft.
And so the nation festers,
the loudest voices, lies,
that draw hearts to those jesters
who dance as justice dies."
The above lines is happening. I live in a place of many cultures. We get along in Detroit. Not perfect but we are trying. Your words needed and powerful my friend.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thank you so much for the visit Coyote Man!! dearly appreciate your comments and feelings ... Detroi.. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

I liked this one my friend and you are welcome. Detroit is picking up. Good people investing into th.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

that is fantastic news sir! truly ...
An insightful and thought-provoking poem, E. Regrettably, most people don't know some of the best known founding fathers (Washington, Jefferson, Madison) actually spoke out against political parties (they called "factions").

As I read your poem I thought specifically about The Federalist Papers. "To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of . . . faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed" (The Federalist No. 10). It's clear that even in 1787 our nation's leaders knew parties/factions were problematic. Of course, like all politicians, they were unapologetic hypocrites, realizing their sources of power (and money) stemmed from such awful creations.

Your poem does speak to what many question today. Are we more divided than any other time in history, or is it just our limited existence and view of history? After all, we've not experienced a revolutionary or civil war in more than 150 years. Still, it's a legitimate question. Thanks for another quality work.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

and thank you for your thorough and insightful review sir ...yes...all fall short personally but the.. read more
This is a great collab.
You would expect some countries to be above others.
But the world seems to have hit the gutter now.
The moral code has been lost.
Where do we go from here. I don't know.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

Paul! i her you brother ...where indeed ... such a falling and so many think it is freedom ...can't .. read more
Paul Bell

4 Months Ago

Yeah, freedom seems to have been replaced with greed now.
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

me Da use to say that greed and avarice are both the bane of Capitalism ... sigh ..its the weakness .. read more
I think the moral of this poem reflects the political climate of all countries. There are very few , if any that are not governed by the wealth and nepotism of so called leaders. who are seemingly blind to the plight of those that actually generate their wealth.
A well composed collaboration, Einstein (and Mattavelli) that avoids the usual political rhetoric.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

what an appreciated review sir! and your attention to the poem as a whole not engaging in rhetoric i.. read more
Am not into politics ... but i liked the way you both hav collab. :)) nice one
i like the way the nation is described as bride n her suitors.. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thank you so much Galadriel! i appreciate you reading through though politics is not an interest and.. read more

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