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wFriday, June 27, 2003


Seasick


Rich are getting much more
Clinton helped
and Bush does it in spades.
more and much more
Plutocrats go first class
on the USS Nightmare
ship of fools.

Poor watching the rich on television
reading about them in magazines
buying knock off
imitation fashions
of the very rich
can’t retire
can’t send their kids to college
hate the Arabs
the guy next door
eats smelly curry
and hates me.
Poor people getting seasick
on the ship of fools
vomiting on the lower deck.

Immigrants in the boiler room
getting busted
jumping ship
stowing away
can’t meet in groups of two
might be plotting a mutiny
hating the captain and his kids
rumors spreading
USS Nightmare
docking in Guantanamo Bay.
Immigrants going a shore
won’t be coming back
to the ship of fools.


posted by stew at 9:38 AM


wThursday, June 26, 2003


Take It As A Gift


The class of Yale ‘68
held its reunion
in the White House
and Dubya loved it enough
to cancel appointments and stick around
just one of the guys.

He must have been jumping joyous
being an Emperor
among these enlightened gentlemen
putting away the cowboy act
being worshipped by his betters
who had
higher grade averages
and they were sober in ‘68
at least sometimes.

Absolutely arrogant with confidence
he put his arm around
a woman whose daughter
is spending a year in Israel.
Dubya used to copy
her husband’s homework.

“I know you have a question.
Your daughter will be safe, that is my guarantee.”
Like the Godfather granting protection.
“Take it as a gift for now.
Perhaps someday I may require a service.”


posted by stew at 8:28 AM


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Take It As A Gift


The class of Yale ‘68
held its reunion
in the White House
and Dubya loved it enough
to cancel appointments and stick around
just one of the guys.

He must have been jumping joyous
being an Emperor
among these enlightened gentlemen
putting away the cowboy act
being worshipped by his betters
who had
higher grade averages
and they were sober in ‘68
at least sometimes.

Absolutely arrogant with confidence
he put his arm around
a woman whose daughter
is spending a year in Israel.
Dubya used to copy
her husband’s homework.

“I know you have a question.
Your daughter will be safe, that is my guarantee.”
Like the Godfather granting protection.
“Take it as a gift for now.
Perhaps someday I may require a service.”


posted by stew at 8:20 AM


wWednesday, June 25, 2003


Judy: Welcome To The Sixties


Judy’s 60
and I don’t want to say ordinary stuff
since it isn’t
for sissies
this business of having so many years.

Gotta be tough
standing on two well planted feet
eye to eye balling the challenger.

She’s come this far
doing it
and
digging it.
What advice is needed?
Judy’ll keep on keeping on top of things.
No chance of her shoulders being pinned
but let me say
for consideration
that
the secret of toughness
is enjoying it.

Pleasure in power
is the spark
that lightens dark corners
of so much grim.

Its fun to fight.
Counting your happy points at night
hoarding them as pretty colors
and sparkling souls.

Judy adds the joy.
Her loving and telling me
makes my time served
worth the price
and gives our tomorrow
interesting possibilities
of feeling good.

So many years this conversation
has been alive
with ideas, dreams and jokes
never boring
keeping us thirsty for more inspiration
She provides her over-share.

Judy’s 60 years
being a life so full
requiring like Moses
another 60
just to realize its potential.

Her life
stretching across continents of curiosity
and happy just to be in a hot tub
of warm friendship.

Carry on wife of many facets.
I will always be with you
even in that treasured time
when you find yourself alone
and doing favorite little things,
count on my keeping quiet
and always in love.


posted by stew at 8:38 AM


wTuesday, June 24, 2003


Little White Lies


Wonder why Americans don’t care
about Bush lies?

He casts them in a drama
that’s more fun
than worrying
about not having a retirement
children not having a future.

His script says they are a noble people
whose Homeland was barbarously attacked
slow to anger
these heroes are now fighting back
kicking ass
not letting fancy diplomats and lawyers
stem their rage
no more as willing victims
they didn’t want it this way
but they love it this way.
Feeling important
like in a movie

Dubya is round the clock excitement
never getting kicked off the Island
never losing.

What if Bush lied?
It’s no different then the warm up gags
before Leno,
getting an audience
in the right mood.



posted by stew at 9:01 AM


wMonday, June 23, 2003


Thieves Of Baghdad



Koran cuts off thieves hand
but Iraq is a Looters Republic.
Gangsters get barrels filled with uranium
to store food
and ancient pottery
for serving treats.
Big Brother Bremer
and his global greedy octopus
eat everything else.


Bremer decrees that Iraqi state enterprises
will be sold off.
Iraq
becoming a brilliant example
of free trade and exploitation.

Arrogant Americans feel no need
for psuedo-elected
puppet government
making rip-off
look legit.


A 12 year old Iraqi girl
shooting at American soldiers
Retaliation.
US bombs kill 12 year old girls

Everyday another American
soldier is killed.
Arabs aiming at unsatisfied Octopus
with too many hands.



posted by stew at 8:59 AM


wSunday, June 22, 2003


To Tell The Truth

Ordinary people never rebel
against their oppressors
cause down deep
the good folk know
conquerers are
liberating Angels.

Vietnamese northerners and Chinese expansionists
started all the trouble in Saigon’s happy democracy
Americans were fighting
to Save Our Southerners.

No honest Iraqi now raises his gun
against Dubtya’s Liberation Front.
Foreign fanatics and Saddam’s Satanists
killing young Christians
of love and charity.

America GI’s
doubling efforts
and arrests
fighting for Iraqi independence
and safe oil pipes.

The Middle East
is a barrel of blood
Israelis and Palestinians
never claiming benevolence for the other guy
as motivation for murder,

Americans only killing with kindness
and the required number
of bullets.




posted by stew at 12:50 PM