BOOTSTRAP ELEGY

Pay no mind 

to the gold flecked philosophies

to the high hat hypocrisies 

of their bootstrap elegy 

pronouncing vice as virtue 

spreading apathy to foster 

fields of mice who do their bidding. 

Nothing we see seems to be what it seems

when Enron robbed Ida and chortled and crumbled 

the mountain we found wasn’t even a fraction 

of the fraud that was lurking

virtuous kneeling in pews and on TV 

Elmo grooming the children to pray 

to the heavens for love and salvation

finding church in the arms and uncomplicated desires 

of evil men hiding in cloth and mire

protected by god who shuffled them off 

to others and others every time saying sorry

and moving on to new fields and new fosters 

where no means maybe and riches are granted 

the veil of proof that god favors the takers 

and pays poverty wages to victims of crimes 

that can only be hidden neath the feats and the fears 

of all gods children 

convinced the next scratcher brings heaven 

while mending and tending the needs of their handlers 

the virtuous lenders and miners of fortune 

held up like beacons held out like sirens 

but hidden and choked behind screens that strain them 

and keep them aloft for all to see and touch and everything but be. 

Each toiler now looking for that great scam

that will let them touch god who they claim has a plan

but what do they mean when kindness and love are held out as ideal 

and the scripture of fortune is fed by greed

and love is devalued to want and to weed

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “BOOTSTRAP ELEGY

  1. danthonydixon2016

    This is so deep, make me feel like I am writing about levity at my website savingkidssouls as I have told you in the past I’ve been Blogging for only five months. I am going to try and emulate your dept and Perception. Oh you left out Bernie Madoff with Billions , the Mortgage and Junk Bond scams.

    Liked by 2 people

    Reply
      1. danthonydixon2016

        Society is in such turmoil these days I just sit back and watch, knowing that it all goes back to Parenting. A lot of people were raised by parents who were raised by parents with major flaws themselves. Now absorb that for a moment. Most people don’t do self assessment, so they don’t know or think there is anything wrong with their way of thinking or being, so they continue to personify ignorance.

        Liked by 1 person

Thanks for reading... I'd love to hear your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s