Edwina Reizer

Rookie - 42 Points (12/22/1937 / LAKEWOOD, NJ)

Hope-Nosis - Poem by Edwina Reizer

Builders of hope can’t you see
That it’s too far in the distance
For it to be
Meaningful, fulfilled
Or trustworthy?
So many hopes go up in smoke
And so we hope some more.
We think by hoping all will be fine
And so we keep hoping for
A Savior to come
And soothe our souls,
A leader to surface
Who’ll protect our goals,
A truthsayer to speak
An undo the lies,
An intelligent master
To quell the unwise.

We hope. We hope in a
Monotonous hypnosis
And instead what we have
Is called hope-nosis.
Hypnotically hoping every day,
Tranquilized hoping which gets in the way.
It gives us a false sense
That all will be well
While everything’s crumbling
And going to hell.

Just give the masses something to hope for
And that will quiet them down.
It’s the oldest trick in the books you know?
The oldest one in town.

Comments about Hope-Nosis by Edwina Reizer

  • Rookie Carlos Ornelas (12/17/2013 6:00:00 PM)

    Words of wisdom
    Hope to Masses
    Is like Adolf
    And his gasses.

    For as long as
    Men shall eat it
    Then the menu
    Is repeated.

    Whether raw
    Or overheated
    The depends
    Of the depleted

    The repugnant
    And abundant
    Of a replica

    The remorseful
    And redundant
    Is the hopeful
    And the stagnant

    Me I dwell
    In curs'ed words
    And expecting
    For the worse.

    Because hope is for the birds.


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, December 16, 2013

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