On the Docket

On the Docket

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


On the Docket

 

 

 

I saw Eagles with severed heads

Statesmen with bound wings

counties of tumbleweed

Wanted Posters on unused telephone poles

 

there is no America to make great again

only a light dusting of snow

on a cold plains

a flatland of locked memories

 

bustling relevance

once shot across the screen

on the six O'clock news

serious Walter told us of "the way it was"

 

symbols still fly

when tossed out of the windows

of Capitalistic nests

an Aerie in the clouds of baby boomer skies

 

ideals were once accumulated

then became cumulus

then fractured

then headless, became scary ventures

 

flying into panes, blind

tell it to Judge Judy

she can scold with the best of them

just skip the interviews on the way out of court

 

voting won't solve a thing

when the campaign posters

grow older by the minute

and the snow is waiting for age to melt

 

everything has a price.

 

 

erin-cilberto

2/18/24

© 2024 jacob erin-cilberto


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caught in a tug-of-war, money trumps ideals. the america we once new has faded. i don't even know what to call our system of government anymore. electing different people into a broken/corrupt system does no good. i'm happier when i don't watch the news ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

You know, Pete...I still put it on everyday...CNN...
and it takes everything in me not to get.. read more
Interesting poem, J - even more so if one is given the opportunity to voice it! :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Andrew,
j.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely by the proverb often attributed to Voltaire. I think Will Rogers said something like, If an dishonest man goes into politics he will become great. If an honest man goes into politics he will become dishonest. Sad but understandable.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Make America Great Again...let that dishonest man get the throne back? I think not.
j.
Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

The left wing and the right wing belong to the same bird and it's more of a vulture than an eagle. T.. read more
This is an epic poem and speech sir Jacob on the current state and status of America and the world in general; your last verse summed up uncontrolled, free-reigned capitalism with its power, greed, corruption and selfish individualism. If capitalism was structured with righteousness, justice and charity, it will be an awesome system. The powerful fat cats and ultra wealthy want to keep it the other way for many agendas.
Keep preaching sir the good message; it might awaken few Americans to see the true picture behind the whitewashed facades.


Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

I wish it would.
Thank you for your kind review, Sami.
j.
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome sir Jacob.
From the outside looking in, it seems like America is not at all united.
Used to be that you pick a leader and you all follow but the people are very much divided.


Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

So unbelievably divided.
thank you, Anita,
j.
Anita Frader

1 Month Ago

My pleasure 💛
It’s those that controlling all the world leaders that are doing this WEF. wHO Etc elites

Our politicians just puppets to those evil 👿

The agenda is to flood lands with other men then culture pride of country slowly eroded
Immigration also brings up demand cost of living rises. Govt gets richer

A very thought provoking write Jacob

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Puppets to the evil...yes
thank you, Julie,
j.
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

1 Month Ago

Yes hope you well Jacob
It is pretty much the same here Jacob, there is no Great Britain anymore , we are just a small island drowning under the weight of immigration and leaders who who are so rich they have no idea about what made this nation so great in the first place... they can't even control rubber dinghies that land on our shores daily full of drug dealers..
We know what true strength is after 2 world wars when our people endured real hardship, this lot panic when an inch of snow is forecast ..

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

So I have heard, Stella...you have it so similar to us.
thank you for your words...HOpe we ca.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

it seems that we could stop Hitler invading our shores but not these rubber dinghies ...
Your words touch thought, pride, lack of hope and words that fail even the speaker. Seems there is a planetary fear of speaking our, except in foolhardy areas where those in power could damn the rest of us ornery mortals. Careful and Casual politics are at war. The use of tactful diplomacy is met with cynicism so wars develop like autumnal winds, covering the rest of the world. Powerful countries are inevitably ruled by devils and despots. Fear sets in, votes remain uncounted. No wonder folk want to go to the moon... thing is - how?

'voting won't solve a thing
when the campaign posters
grow older by the minute
and the snow is waiting for age to melt
everything has a price.'

How very, very, VERY true, sir wisdom.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

cynicism and corruption rule...not people who care...
thank you, em,
j.
emmajoygreen

1 Month Ago

Tis said the would be best rulers are too wise to rule, knowing how they themselves will be pillorie.. read more
Powerful painting of the scene.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Thomas,
j.
So true Jacob, but far be it for me to tell another country how it is (thanks Walter) as we have a problem or three to deal with from our own lot here.
The song goes Brottania rules the waves, but do we? Especially with Russia smirking to out faxes over the failed nuke test from the sea. It was meant to fly 3000 miles and crash safely into the sea, but we skipped the 3000 miles and safety bits and it crashed less than 3000 metres away!
It is scary to think of the futures new world order, with so many despots hellbent on taking us all down their cul-de-sac of doom! I just hope it's after I'm gone.
I do hope that eagle becomes a "Mike the headless chicken" and is sent to scare the bejeezus out of Putin. We can only hope a headless chicken squawking in his bedroom becomes like the ghost of Christmas past, present snd future and we'll. You know how that movie ends.
Aren't we due a happy ever after about now?

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

Due, maybe yes, but will we ever get one?
Putin wants his friend reelected.

Wh.. read more

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Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at a community college and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. I am here to read for inspiration from other po.. more..

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