Tag Archives: Trump

A Heartfelt Wish

We just can’t win, I guess. Our previous president was articulate, personable – but was a consummate liar, in word and deed, about so many important things. Our current president can barely express what he means, knows very little about most things [except how to screw people out of money] and will probably go down in the annals of history as the nonpareil deceiver of all those who have so far held the office.

If I were a believer, I’d spend my days and evenings in prayer on my knees or even prostrate, begging god or the gods to deliver us from this scourge and the nefarious actions he and his minions will deal out to all of us, here and overseas. But I’m not such a believer. Yet I do trust in karma, and so I accept that this wretch is somehow payback to our nation for allowing our government to do all the wicked things it has done here and around the world for the last 225 years and counting. With MLK, Jr. I recognize that our government has been, for quite a while, the greatest purveyor of violence and mayhem in the world.

Perhaps we’ll finally come to our senses, rise up, and cast off all the greedy, hateful, and bloodthirsty bastards. Hoping against hope, I think love in thought, word and deed will bring us through this dark night of the soul.

© Gregory V Driscoll 2017


In re: deportations – Trump’s Model: Barack Obama

Where were the marchers
when Obama deported
2.5 million?

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

America’s karma, or hubris and nemesis

epochal contest –
lying know-nothing versus
cunning warmonger.
either will blindly lead us
into the bottomless pit

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2016

hakai no renga – line of descent

shows Trump derives from the Sire
of Empty Barrels
whose son built bat-filled belfries;
his hobby?  buffoonery

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll 2016

haikai no renga – out of the mouths of dolts…

Oh, Trump’s statement’s true:
The country is overrun
by criminals, yes –
they hang out in Washington
and large corporate boardrooms..

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

The Kingdom of Heaven is within you

Sumptuous living, lavish surroundings,
the manicured gardens of Versailles,
and the mansions of aristocrats, or
the splendid and stately edifices
of the captains of industry, ‘the masters
of the universe’ holed up in
guarded penthouse towers, and their lackeys
in the halls of legislatures, in executive mansions,
concocting death-dealing plans for the masses,
fed to them with saccharine words
and shibboleths rebutted by reality –
all these hoover up the daily labor,
the lives, the very dreams of common folk
toiling endlessly for comparative pittances,
children working in the fields without shoes,
old men bent double carrying loads
that would crush a Koch, Trump, or Buffett;
old women foraging the hills for firewood
in Africa or Asia; young women
and young men selling themselves to sex tourists
who travel halfway across the world
to Bangkok or Manila, Barbados or Brazil;
Mexicans and Salvadorans
sneaking across the long border
for a better life, their countries ruined
by the drug trade feeding the addicts
in every neighborhood of El Norte;
ruined by the shell-game of free trade,
by despots trained in that same El Norte…
Let us turn to living by the simplest
of standards: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
If we study the deep meaning of these,
not their Sunday school gloss, we’ll find in them
the roots of our humanity,
and true religion, and the beginning
of the end of all our ills and rancor.

*     *    *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2011