Archive for February, 2016

a purposeful life*

February 19, 2016

you’re vicious, you’re cold, and your mean
the nastiest soul ever seen
your death, as it nears
brings the devil to tears
at the thought that he’ll soon have a queen

in truth, it makes me feel bad
i’ve never seen satan so sad
and knowing he’ll dwell
in your version of hell
has slowly been driving him mad

the stories that surface suggest
he’s near suicidal at best
his hatred has waned
his evil looks feigned
and they claim he’s even confessed

turns out, for all i’ve complained
you might be as heaven’s ordained
a soulless cruel bitch
whose purpose or niche
has yet to be fully attained

*this work is fictional; striking resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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the anti social media

February 1, 2016

the masses, in mobs unruly
once the basest of our nature
tending blind toward fear and hate
are now trending obsolete

consumed by new technology
overwhelmed by those within
they fall bitter, broken pieces
to their lowest and most common

from these fractured empty remnants
self empowered and entitled
come new voices, unrestrained
without conscience or consensus

in their words, the angst of impulse
runs so roughshod over reason
it dwarfs the worst intentions
of a torch-lit pitchfork horde

no empathy, no sympathy
no debate or paused reflection
need delay these brand new statesmen
to the market-share that makes them

from their fringe of isolation
they flow easy to a mainstream
which now ‘friends’ to keep its status
all a twitter with live feeds

disconnected, disconcerted
our humanity, so fleeting
finds this evil entertaining
in its well-liked viral form

and our face-to-face discussions
ever brief in their duration
are consigned to tears and questions
as society erodes