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An Indictment Too LateCold, watery, somehow stale light, exploiting
This rest stop bathroom, here on the edge of America
Our future ambassadors are on their knees...
Not that you would care so much, in fact, you would applaud such decay
That is the America you love, the whore you midwifed while sipping medicinals at Vesuvio*
With Burroughs and Kerouac
Dreaming of a dystopian Avalon
In horror you cried, " I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness..." **
Yet you helped usher in the nightmare, did you not?
Protesting the killing fields of Vietnam with angry choirs chanting, yet
You passed unfazed at the raping
Of Rockwellian ideals and Eisenhower's tenacity
The idiot tongue of your mother filled your prepubescent mind
With the paradigms of Stalin's generosity; therefore
I'm not surprised that you declare: "Freedom costs little in the U.S." ***
Only a treasonous coward would openly scorn
Our soldiers blood so willingly shed...
International zealot; with Buddha, 'taking refu
Why I Write: The Real StoryI suppose I should include this addendum to my story.
"Humor can be pain disguised as laughter". That's a paraphrase of an inspired quote by a famous comedian, whose name escapes me at the moment.
And truer words were rarely spoken.
The scope of this short piece is neither worthy nor long enough to scratch the surface of comedy's role in, not only the general life of our world, but in the personal lives of folks.
Suffice it to say then, that albeit humor frequently is genuinely laughter for laughters' sake(no pain hidden) it can be used to mask issues or deal with them. As for me, it is a way of articulating my view on life to others. More than that, it is a filter through which I interpret life.
So the piece I wrote, while attempting to be funny, does not preclude the seriousness that I invest in each piece I write.
As a young kid, still in my elementary school years, a switch flipped one day. I...had always been the studious one, the good kid, and that...that <i>
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