Indifferent

We live
breath in black death
consumed with the next thing
instant gratification
at the push of a button.
Everything…..
absolutely everything…..
one could want
found today
as one side of the earth
reaches to the other.
Buy now…..
worship in the lord’s house….
ask no questions…..
acquiesce
lambs to the slaughter.
Drama created
sleight of hand
deflection
see only what they want
hear only what they want
sit
benumbed
glare of white light from  the t.v. screen.
Peel back the curtain
find the wizard is just a man
silvered tongue
all will listen.
Now the ploy begins to come undone. 
View with open eyes
shackles unseen
populace not knowing
they have become slaves.
Vapid smiles
marionettes dancing
strings jerked
noose around their necks
waiting for the stool to be kicked.
Remove rose from eyes
see the truth
see what has been hidden.
White ash in your mouth
bitter
vile
caustic
acid on your tongue.
Words left unspoken.
Warnings never given.
Head falls
dejected.
There is no saviour.
There is no saving.
Indifferent that is what they are.
©April 28/19
***The picture prompt was provided for me by a friend. This was a challenge as I moved outside my norm. It took me a bit to write as I had the idea and pictures I needed to find the words.

War came to Fairy Land

When war came to Fairy Tale land
it was a sight to see
none knew what to do
or
who was against who?
Tooth Fairy was top dog
no longer doing the work
sending out minions to collect teeth
while she sat
eating bonbons
getting very fat.
As everyone knows
the kinder you are to your employees
they will do what you want
when you want 
without question.
(Well some small questions)
Grumbles began to rumble
dissatisfaction
at an all time high
revolution being planned in plain sight
at tavern tables
polishing rotted teeth
building another wing on the Tooth Castle.
There was going to be trouble
this was true
they did not know how to go
or who they should see.
He came flying in on a wonderous carpet
colors of white/pink/blue
sat upon stools in taverns
hastening along the mumbles to grumbles
to outright mutiny.
As everyone knows
once rebellion does begin
once armies begin to amass
there is no turning back.
One General to the other
there will be no suing for peace.
This peculiar war
waged between Tooth Fairy
and
Toilet Paper Fairy
(a new kid on the block)
became one for the books
as teeth arrows flew
toilet paper bombs smashed the line.
When all the dust settled
Tooth Castle knocked down
up went one made solely of
you guessed it…..
toilet paper.
Soon teeth minions were turned
toilet paper carriers they became
where the work did not include
trying to steal the teeth of small children
leaving little in return
except for maybe some bad dreams.
As toilet paper carriers
they were the delight of all kingdom comes
saving more than one bottom
from a nasty plight.
***Toilet Paper Fairy is the fairy who provides you
     tiny scraps of toilet paper when the roll has run out.
©April 28/19
Picture via Pinterest