… on…swallows play….

 

Field For Swallows Play

Field For Swallows Play

Where have all the swallows gone?
wings clipped
caged spirits
songs silenced
ghosts of freedom

murmurations
of grace and dignity
gone gone gone
hiding in dark shelters

feathers tremble
hearts quiver
waiting for the noisy,
angry hunter to leave

fire burns the fields
arrogance tears down shelters
bringer of death
the enslaver comes with a mocking grin
noisily waving a flag

…on memorial day….

I know I may be alone in this:

Another holiday in the US –  Memorial Day is a shameful experience.  A sham to make us feel better about the bad things we do and have done in the name of politics, war and nation.   More national self-victimization promoted, celebrated, paraded and justified as we sink/slink further and further toward totalitarian rule (in the name of democracy).   A certain despicable presidential candidate has as his Hitlerian slogan “Make America Great Again”.  But I think we need to ask, “Does America deserve to be great?”

Is anyone asking the tough questions anymore?  Or is it actually like one of my favorite headlines from the satirical paper, THE ONION – REPORT: NOBODY FUCKING CARES.