Alternate Reality

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511 Days to Mid-term Elections
November 6, 2018

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Alternate Reality

They are said to have jumped to their death

at the illusion of Orwell’s oratory in ’38,

 

and in thick white-rim glasses they grasped

for a creature in the Black Lagoon in ’54

 

the way Duran swung at air trying

to bust Sugar Ray’s pretty face.

 

Folly you say, until you open

dubious eyes to a world where

 

losing by 3 million votes

is a landslide victory

 

an Oscar winner with a lifetime

achievement is overrated

 

the Congressman who marched with MLK

is “all talk, talk, talk… and no action”

 

the Senator held POW for five years

is no hero

 

intel operatives who risk their lives

are compared to Nazis

 

the sacrifice constructing buildings with gilded faucets

is equivalent to the death of a child

 

crowds multiply tenfold

with a wag of a tongue

 

massacres are fabricated and

consumer rights revoked

 

Pulitzer awarded newspapers

publish fake news

 

and the platform for hate groups

is awarded a front row seat

 

the handlers recite alternate facts as

he emerges from the golden elevator

and says, Trust me.

 

        jim brennan

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511 Days to Mid-term Elections
November 6, 2018

 

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About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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15 Responses to Alternate Reality

  1. Tony says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts on diet, exercise and living past 100. I like your poetry.

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  2. LB says:

    Sadly, this is an excellent poem about the state of affairs.
    45 is … just so wrong in so many ways.
    I hosted a Let’s Elect Women event last night. A rousing success. Will it make a differerence in 2018? It has to! We must get rid of the enablers!

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    • Jim Brennan says:

      I’m glad people are standing up to be heard. I get offended every time I hear one of the handlers or enablers say “the American people” want this. I don’t need them telling me what I want, and I reject being included with bigots and frightened little men who never hugged a poor person or an immigrant.

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  3. Paul B says:

    Depressing times Jim, truly depressing times, poetically summed up.

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  4. etod62 says:

    Jim, great reflections via your poetry. What don’t they get, about what they don’t get!

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    • Jim Brennan says:

      I wouldn’t expect anything different from people who live in an alternate reality, people who never sweat, bled, suffered or worried about where their next meal would come from or how they were going to pay their rent or child’s doctor visit.

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  5. Dennis says:

    Jim, you nailed it. Amen brother

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  6. Patrick says:

    Jim – I am with you brother…!

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