a Banner day for the Hangman's Noose

a Banner day for the Hangman's Noose

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a Banner day for the Hangman's Noose

 

 

at midnight,

anarchy takes a break

the man in the moon celebrates

with a selfie of his own

 

there must be reasons

but logic really seemed to choke

on the gas

and they cried "foul"

 

immersed in offices

feet up on a desk

a joint task force

breaking in

 

it's 12:15 right now

I am calmer

than earlier

but still short circuiting my keyboard

 

with tears of despair

today is a new day

but there is no sun

just a darkness outside the window 

 

of my dreams

my eyes close

but only to blot 

out the poem in my head

 

the words are too painful

to placate the page

I am a righteous poet

writing graffiti on the walls of My house

 

my house...

I have rights

I have sentiment

I have reasons

 

so why are you yelling at me

to "get off my lawn"

I mow the grass of democracy

even if I don't actually own the mower

 

it's 12:19 now

I think I will go for a walk

and leave the last line to you.

 

 

erin-cilberto

1/7/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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I am walking from the nuts with you Jacob.
"it's 12:19 now
I think I will go for a walk
and leave the last line to you."
i agree with the above lines and thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Yes, January 6th left many of us in shock, scarcely able to believe what we were seeing. I have no hope of anyone with stones enough to invoke the 25th. Still, time is moving and that man has no moves left. Twitter has suspended him. Soon he will have no pulpit. All things pass.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Yes, no pulpit...
I am scarcely able to wait...
thank you, John,
j.
the man in the moon celebrates
with a selfie of his own
Quite chilling actually to think what the real powers-that-be must think of our egotistical and self-obsessed ways. These words gave me the sense that the Universe sees all and in time, in turn, actions meet their consequences in equal measure. Perhaps it is the Universe who must and eventually will complete the final line. Sending you my support, Jacob.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your insightful words, LouBelle...
yes, consequences will come.
j.
Strange thing, Democracy, you get to express your opinion freely. People actually died just for that reason. Some died again yesterday for a President who lives in his own delusion. The worse being, you can't even lock him up for fear of total anarchy. Sad day for America.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

absolutely true...there would be total anarchy...he has enough followers...70 million voted for him... read more
Oh dear, mob hysteria at its worst.
Words just fail me :(

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

I hear ya, Stella,
j.
Was one of the darkest days in American history

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

absolutely....so damn tragic.
Your emotions mirror mine, Jacob. Seeing those thugs climbing the walls, breaking the windows, sitting at the desks with feet up...it brought me to tears. Domestic terrorism is not even a strong enough definition. I think going for a walk will not help much. I remain hopeful for our future, but the wounds are very deep. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

yes, Lydi, the wounds are terribly deep...it will take much time to recover from this.
thank .. read more
Your poem is about the best way I can figure to respond to the madness. I honestly cannot write anything. All reason has been blotted from the public mindset now. Your poem gives me that same sensation -- having my brains blown out & feeling around for the bullet wound to see if my blood is fake news (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

How you put it makes most sense to me..."my brains are blown out"
thank you for understanding.. read more
We can always "mend" a Man; however,
it takes a major operation to over-haul a tyrant. Amen

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Your last line is perfect, my friend.
You are truly a good soul,
j.

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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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