Agent Orange

Agent Orange

A Poem by icelandicblue

Coal dust dreams snow downhill
while canaries take clean breaths.
Politicians play on people's fears
and scare the rational to death.

Greed and hate are age old ills
that swirl in darkened minds.
Twisted vines choke out the good
where bigotry and greed entwine.

Communication is spoon fed
in doublespeak and twitter.
They rally for the orange prince
a faux president, the counterfeiter.

The checks don't seem to balance
where secrecy and lies abound.
It's gone beyond mere politics
it is now a moral battleground.

So many have been bamboozled
by an obvious flimflam man.
They follow him like lemmings
a sick deranged madman.

Take heed those who blindly worship
flag waving on his pyrite path.
And I hope that all I love survives
the reign of this childish psychopath.

© 2017 icelandicblue



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I wish you'd never written this. I wish the need for it had never arisen But it's spot on! ... but I wish it never was.

Posted 5 Months Ago


icelandicblue

5 Months Ago

As do I Swine Guy, as do I.
“Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and the rising influence of political parties in Europe that reject universal rights, have put the postwar human rights system at risk,” wrote Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth. Loved your write - hard hitting and straight to the point - kudos!

Posted 5 Months Ago


icelandicblue

5 Months Ago

Thank you Phil, and thank you for the quote as well.
and yes, the after effects of agent Orange...still killing...and this new regime...killing America...and some still just follow blindly...after effects, still...
your poem is so accurate and powerful in its double meanings...

j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Agent orange. Killed many people and land in Vietnam. Your words honest and true. The so-call great leaders. Fight, fight and fight some more. Sad part. The children pay the price for war. I believe send the old men to war who want blood. Always a pleasure to read your words my friend.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago



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Added on June 24, 2017
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