Sunday, June 26, 2011

revolution


so let's talk
revolution

a caged rifle sings, drum roll
drum roll please

there is a market
for a bomber, a listing for a son
a gunner, missile launcher - (someone, phone in lunch)
"the timing could not be better"
quotes an imposter's tongue, "a war
should be developed; a director needed
call one in, and peace
(on earth?) who sees it" - three sheets
blowing in the wind , gone

Atlanta
its been melted, Lenin's
bloodline Red's, the middle
eastern conflict lost
again in reels archived underground - "who can 
free this bird, who's got
the guts to spread?  i need a revolution
i need fire worked, bullets fed" 

 Lennon said it best
imagine
you'd better free your mind instead

"bullshit!! - some crazy
shot him - dead"


bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011

Posted for One Stop Poetry - Free Verse with Steven

11 comments:

  1. stellar piece bk...love it from top to bottom...down to the laugh you gave me with the close...putting son in among the bomber, missile launcher sets a tone as well...great stuff...

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  2. Each piece better than the last!

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  3. Clever poem...great last lines.. :)

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  4. Strong writing from beginning to end, BKM. There is too much bloodshed in this world!

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  5. Quite a jumble of strong images, with a powerful close. I think Lennon only sings louder for having been offed; not many are able to make that sacrifice. I'll never forget what a local DJ always said about that assassination : "Six bullets, and Yoko didn't take one."

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  6. And to quote John:
    "Let me tell you now
    Ev'rybody's talking about
    Revolution, Evolution, Mastication, Flagelolation, Regulations.
    Integrations, Meditations, United Nations, Congratulations
    All we are saying is give peace a chance
    All we are saying is give peace a chance"

    Very topical today ..bkm, and well said as always. Best to you. Gay

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  7. Love the depth of your pieces, the tie backs to times long ago, yet so apra po for todays moments. Beautifully shared.

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  8. Beautifully done, bkm. All those historical references and the poignant reminder that the bomber/gunner/missile launcher is someone's son...powerful stuff. Thank you.

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  9. Barb, a powerful and truthful piece of writing. The world has gone crazy, and it saddens me greatly.

    Pamela

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  10. This is inspired work, Barbara.. I'm always in awe of your talent and this piece has reminded me why. Your blade is sharpened on your wit.

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