Liberal Promises Amidst Tragic Nothing


Seven letter word to describe the bottom

When there’s nowhere else to go

And every resource has been exhausted

Time’s ticking

And deathbeds are calling

You’re past hunger, you’re past pain

Past ever seeing anyone ever again

Now you’re waiting for everything to fade

And something, anyone, to call you


Or hell, because it’s not as if

You wouldn’t deserve it

This life is filled with escapes and evidence

The point is whether you use them, believe

For a moment, that everyone is a lie

And everything you’ve been taught is backwards

Who would you trust, and why

Life is a hopscotch game done blind

No rhythm, no rhyme, just imaginary clocks

Wrapped around thick glocks burning shots

At single mothers hurried around the block

Bam, bam the hood’s gone up in flames

Choppers circle with the beaming lights

Midnight firefight, will our people ever get it right

Gun run, drug bust, turning sunny days

To endless night, don’t blame the whites

They didn’t create these ghettos

Or tell our fathers to leave

Doctor King said he had a dream, not a reality

It’s up to us to make it true, but we never will

Too busy falling for every democrat

Any liberal that promises more aid digs a deeper well, and we aren’t well

Nobody who says one life is worth more

Than another is sane

Obama didn’t help us

And neither will a guy in a shiny cat suit

We’ve been taken for a loop and we can’t get off

Can’t seem to remedy the loss

Because we won’t accept our part in the problem

Pass it off on the patriarchy, white privilege

The flaws of straight white men

But wasn’t it straight white men that saw slavery

Was wrong

Moral comes without color or gender, get that

We’ve run up a bill, and death’s come with the check

No layaway, no pay as you go

All or nothing

And until we give something

We’ll be left with what we’ve got


12 thoughts on “Liberal Promises Amidst Tragic Nothing

  1. The power and eloquence of this piece is outstanding! You have a wonderful insight and a refreshing writing style my friend. Be proud of yourself. You are loved by many of us here.

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  2. This is really wonderful work. I can feel your passion and frustration. It’s also a novel piece because you see that not only is the government and leaders as the problem, or the system itself, but also those who choose to act as their stereotype and not try harder. Bravo, wonderful piece and I hope one day these issues are put to right. Happy 4th of July. If you’re not American, than just enjoy your day anyways 🙂

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      1. Thanks. For me it’s Canada Day in the 1st of July lol. But thank you anyways. I appreciate it. No worries life gets buy! 😉 Enjoy your weekend, it’s raining here so I hope not there.

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          1. Oh okay. It’s good for sure. Makes things green, but here it’s cold, too cold lol. I’m used to 40 now 20 seems cool.

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