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What is poetry? Listening to what you didn't know you want to hear.
 
 
 

America’s D.T.’s


... ... ... but whate’er I be,
Nor I nor any man that but man is
With nothing shall be pleased, till he be eased
With being nothing.
Richard II Shakespeare

Forsake me not thus, Adam …
… unweeting [I] have offended,
Unhappilie deceav’d …
Paradise Lost Milton

English faces speakers with choice’s sounds
So rich in senses power must daily
Flatter the masses to stay dumb, to heed
Nothing but what it agrees them to believe
And believe nothing but what seeds them
To a greed they lust to fake TV news for.

Tyranny uses language to succeed
By forcing truth from itself … to secede
In schisms and scissions worse than civil
Since they secrete from the people the keys
To the fault of ignorance seizing them
And squeezing them until they jeez for life.

You have now heard freedom in English sounds
With a long “ee,” and now you can also hear
Milton’s Eve “dis-EVE-d,” Shakespeare’s Richard “eased” …
And your own treason drowning your reason
In D.T.’s that will never be relieved
Since power has seized on what you hear in free-dumb.

Hear me read my poem under SHOW ALL MEDIA, above, in the right-hand column.
 
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