Monday, December 16, 2019

Slouching Towards Bethlehem



Remembering W. B. Yeats and "The Second Coming".


Slouching Towards Bethlehem


Dulled and lulled by lying leaders and platitudes

Numbing us all and clouding our thoughts with

Monotonous tired clich├ęs and trivial drivel

When mediocrity ascends, something worse is sure to follow

Decency and reason are soon cast aside

Deceit, blame, anger and hate are unleashed

And together they rage across the land

Distorted vision darkens souls with resentment

And a stand for truth draws wrath from the believers of lies

4 comments:

KanaW said...

I think that has to be my favourite poem ever.
So evocative.

Dave Dubya said...

KanaW,
Thank you so much. I rarely write poems. When I do, they just spontaneously emerge from some inspiration or agitation. I think it reaches into how so many of us feel, and how we view these times of peril to truth, democracy and our Constitutional republic.

It is painful to witness corporate personhood unleashed, and the corruption and destruction the ravaging powers of wealth have inflicted on our laws, land, air, water, and people.

It is horrifying to see that corrupt power of wealth requires, and enlists, support from the worst crooked businessmen, racists, white nationalists, religious hypocrites, and every other person indoctrinated by the FOX/Trump cult.

Mike T. said...

Well the good news is that Pelosi won't be speaker after 2020 so the lies and hate should abate somewhat. Good poem though. It captures the rage, anger, and lies of the left perfectly. :)

Dave Dubya said...


Mike,
You have inspired me. Thank you.

http://www.davedubya.com/2019/12/pondering-poetry-critics-symposium.html