Whereforto Ye Wanderers

Whereforto Ye Wanderers.



Saturday, November 8, 2008

Crazy White Men

Crazy white men

who’ve never been to war
beat its drums
flapping their gums
a constant barrage of noise
all lips & teeth & bulging eyes
all foam & spittle
on every station
bloviating
to the nation

Crazy white men

who’ve never been to war
think they know the score
like how they must avert their eyes
when dropping terror from the skies
like how to muffle victims’ cries
when posturing as if they’re wise

Crazy white men

who’ve never been to war
love it from afar
like shrill drunks in a bar
picking fights with tired arguments
making little sense
lacking any evidence
denying any consequence

Crazy white men

who’ve never been to war
scream Saddam! Saddam!
scream Bomb! Bomb! Bomb!
scream Osama! Osama!
scream Bomba! Bomba! Bomba!
The monsters they themselves created
now they want incinerated




Crazy white men

who’ve never been to war
prey upon the poor
get off on giving orders
to others’ sons & daughters
Who cares how many will come back
We need that oil from Iraq
& a pipe across Afghanistan
will make our President a man

a Crazy white man

who’s never been to war
a total boor, a total bore
You come home from work
& listen to this jerk
Turn on your tv, get a beer,
sit in your chair
be numb, be dumb,
absorb the crazy white man rant
That’s what the crazy white men want

Back to Manifest Destiny
It’s everywhere on your tv

Don’t ask for sense, don’t ask for logic
You’ll be called unpatriotic




michael castro 9-02

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