Crazy Politics



“Pound’s Crazy. All poets are. They have to be”

-Ernest Hemingway

“Addressing crowds through their arse-holes”

– Ezra Pound
Who should we arrest,

if we were still to imprison

those that spoke their mind

against Country – calling it treason?

Right wing radicals,

content with continuing Capitalism?

Left wing loonies,

sure that Socialism is the solution?


“I did not have sexual relations…”

Wait – wrong guy.

That was the rich white Democrat from

decadent decades past;

not the rich black Republican

with an equally faulty memory.


Occupy schmockupy.

What are you protesting again?

Oh…no, still don’t get it;

explain it to me again.

How is your fornicating in the park

and defecating in the street

morally superior to proverbial pillaging

by ‘rich’ of both left and right?


Maybe bigger prisons are the answer;

Politicians, lawyers, media, protestors too.

Reboot this circus-government-machine,

Restore the original settings.



My version of the censorship essay.



Filed under Poetry - Prompts

8 responses to “Crazy Politics

  1. is there a reset button somewhere for politics…? would come in handy at times…love that you open this with the hemingway quote and the questions you rise…

  2. excellent – from the off i was on board – i love the qoute and the 2 men involved – your piece is a rip roarer… it would sound great performed too… its got heart, soul and balls 😉

  3. I don’t pretend to understand a thing about American politics, but I fear politicians the world over are venal, and with no idea of how ordinary folks live. Great rant here.

  4. i wish there was a reset button…ha…this is def top notch and spot on…resonating a bit and perfect for the night of the state of the union…would love to hear it…

  5. Shawna

    I glaze over at the mention of politics. But I loved your opening quotes, and your ending closed the whole thing with a bang:

    “Reboot this circus-government-machine,
    Restore the original settings.”

  6. my son has gone to the OWS all over NYC and has written a lot about it.

    he’s done several blogs and documentaries. this one is my favorite:

    if you like it, go to and search for occupy wall street…there’s more

  7. This is fantastic…a real buffet of delectable insights for my own pen. I do have to confess…if I didn’t have a day job, I’d be camped out with occupy. There is too much wrong with this world to have it fit in one statement…heck, I’ve got a whole blog about it! lol We should all rant so poetically!

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