Month: April 2013

Sleeping Child

How do I tell her who is a terrorist… Don’t the terrorists profit from those Gap Kids clothes she is wearing today? When the buildings collapsed And terrorized eight hundred Underpaid workers in that sweatshop Didn’t the terrorists make merry Looking the other way – The way of uninterrupted greed, As the Walton families scoop Another couple of billion dollars Didn’t I buy her cereal off their shelves? The comic characters she watches Spun by the deceit of the hate funders From the Nazi Germany days till today; Or isn’t the terrorizing force the books She reads which make no mention Of the annihilated indigenous peoples Replaced by sinister slaveowners She must respect as founding fathers? One after another president gleefully Preaching to her values of patriotism In name of which profiteering wars Find justifications, and she will nod Her head, her empty slate of a mind That will be overwritten with lies after Lies after lies about who is a terrorist And who is a decent human being. From the small television propaganda To …