Friday, December 9, 2016

Shoot Someone - Ode to the NRA

Shoot Someone - Ode to the NRA

Shoot someone
that's what guns are for

Shoot the NRA
let them taste a bullet
that's what guns are for

Shoot your teacher
for all her lies

Shoot your neighbor
for his weedy grass

Shoot your kids
when they don't behave

Shoot your congressperson
for being incompetent

Shoot the illegals
for stealing your job

Shoot the minorities
who are stealing your country

Shoot the bankers
who are stealing your money

Shoot the crooks
working Wall Street

Shoot the warden
in the back

Shoot the priest for
his pretensions

Shoot the doctor
for her drugs

Shoot a gun
with hollow points

Shoot the homeless
on the street

Life is cheap
guns are cheap
shoot someone

That's what guns are for

Copyright © 2016 by Lowell A. Anderson

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Where the hell did Monday go?

I got up from my nap
this afternoon
and wondered aloud
when golf came on TV
but then I thought
there’s no golf on TV
today is Monday
My dear wife said
no it’s not, this is Tuesday
I said -
Well, where the hell 
did Monday go?

Nobody knew.

Copyright © 2016 by Lowell A. Anderson

Sunday, February 7, 2016

At the Barber Shop

I went to get a haircut
a trim, please, just above the ears
and don't forget to taper the back
I would have given more instructions
but I found it hard to speak
faced with fascist symbols
on the windows and the doors
and right there on his beak
which wobbled when
with nasal but polite invective
he trotted our the usual sneeze -
a political breeze - in an ineffectual plea
to dazzle me with all the specious
glories of the Right...

those denizens of capital
who whistle in the darkness
while dabbling in the night where they
conjure up methods to use their means to
strike the laws by which
we live and whereby we atone
with the hammer of their hairy, steely fists
so that what we thought
was made of Constitutional stone
turns into broken rubble in a stream
and idles meaninglessly down the mountainside
where the poor folks die alone.

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