Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Moment by A.J. Ponder

There's more than this -
more than the endless
for expert idiots
who've yet
to reach the 21st century

The plane's on fire
smoke trailing
from the fuselage -
and you think
the remedy'sto look the other way?

So yeah,
I'll push
because you won't find this
without stepping out
into the abyss
might have been
should have been
 So keep your false
of tomorrow
and take the leap
because I'm tired of watching
as you
destroy the engines,
shred the parachutes
and pretend
the moment is not upon us

The moment
when today
has lost it's luster -
today is
almost gone

A.J. Ponder 

It's been a good week, an angry week. So I hope you enjoy my angry poem :) And just so I can do the search engine thing - global warming, climate change, but of course that's not what this poem is about not really - just incidentally. I'm hoping it still works, anyway.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great week!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pants on Fire

You think you know
the toothiness,
the truthiness of that

Chew it over
spit it out

Just watch
those words

Some are more fiery
than others

Watching political debates in my house often involves much eye-rolling at the shocking mis-statements of the candidates. So it's nice to know that there's a website dedicated to sifting fact from fiction, truths from untruths. There's no more need for "truthiness" (thanks Stephen Colbert) if you visit http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

Of course if you want some fun you can go straight to the "pants on fire" page, or check out your least liked American politicians ;)

I'm not so sure why we're so fascinated by the American election, we're on the other side of the world, but then I don't know why we all like hot sauce...  ;)

Have a great week,

A.J. Ponder