Hail The Scarecrow

I choose
to walk
darkened paths
through alleys 
used needles
broken glass
sad addiction
face of many
ignored by most
eyes blinded
with golden stars
with ease of life
 no notice
of ants beneath your feet
these forgotten souls
lingering upon the edges
the sidelines of society.
Once proud son
pleasing daughter
loving sister
laughing son
beneath sordid heel
written now 
on faces of once loved
these souls
heeded no more
lost down the rabbit hole.
I see
silent tracks
soiled faces
broken angels
emotions felt
burning in a world
too much
too hard
too loud…..
I choose
to walk
to talk
to heed
the voices of the silent 
the words of the mute
they see the world
they see our life
in truth
without blinders
without clothing
and they know…..
they know what to fear…..
they know what is to come…..
they know…..
All Hail the Straw man…..
for he comes to take your soul.
©October 26/20
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Garrulous Regent

head in hands
watching headlines scroll passed
one t.v.
two t.v.’s
so many
with so many different stories
all saying
pointing to the same thing
proving to nations falling
warnings not heeded
ominous omens
lead to dissolution
lead to war
lead to nothing.
Saviour of the Century
cried upon the corner
magic to flow from fingertips
greatness shall reign
greatest sovereign in recent history.
Platitudes roll
spinning through air
translucent in truth
dust motes upon sunbeam.
mouth in melted moue
wailed anguish
baby like tantrums….
People just don’t like him.
Everyone is out to get him.
He was great why could they not see?
Never to acknowledge
fault for disrepair
living in fantasy world
where all love and adore.
When faced with reality
with those not respectful
terrible twos in an elderly man
ugly sight
his vanity panned.
©August 2/20
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