Treasure Island

David DeSantis

(01/29/85 / Utica, NY)

***Roman Bath Day


In a roundabout fashion
propose if I may,
That today be a day
Of hedonistic conjecture.
For permit if you will
A digression of sorts
I will enlighten to the motives
Of my altruistic synopsis.

Humanity of late
Has been burdened by tales
Of Earth shaking fire
And fomenting regression.
Instability it seems,
And ranking world leaders
Have shaken the walls of
Political atrophy.
Decay at best
Is a western experience
While 3rd world militia’s
Form nationalistic armies.
Indians rise
And China grows
For fierce competition
And Mid-East Castles.

A Euro dollar
And a power shift
New York to London
And Bear Stearns dropp outs.
Even the grandiosity
Of Hollywood magicians
have found a new audience
In the hallways of Dehli.

Diplomatic tensions
And a “wipe of the map”
Make inevitable destruction
A current reality.
As Israeli’s talk
And Palestinians lob rockets
Iranian tenacity remains tightly guarded.

Putin type autocrats
And Bush like bureaucrats
Pave the way for empty “change” promises
While old man Mccain
And naievite “Hussein”
Underscore the nature
Of democratic follies.

And so with illuminating love light
My proposal retains
That today be a day
Of hedonistic pleasure.
Give love to those whose
Shifting tendencies
Have brought rancor discord
To millennial fruition.
Every woman
Between 18 and 50
Find a leader
of insufficient
Will power.
In a Spitzer like fashion
Except without pay,
Perform your duty
As a sultry seductress.
Uniting with legs
And binding with
Joy,
Today is the day
To foment fruition.
Maybe just then
After brimming with pleasure
United in Eden
As tamed lions should be,
Leaders shall realize
In fault line fashion
In a women ruled world
No
Alpha competition.


Copyright (c) David DeSantis

Submitted: Friday, June 06, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, January 06, 2009

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  • Ben Gieske (7/17/2008 4:20:00 PM)

    Stupendous and what you say keeps ringing true. I wish your suggestion would be a solution to the world's sad state of affairs. At least it is worth trying. (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (6/9/2008 8:10:00 AM)

    Wow....... so what you're saying is if we all make love and not war then the whole world would be a happier place? Like it. Politically brilliant yet sardonic and witty at the same time. Pretty clever aren't ya? HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rema Prasanna (6/8/2008 5:48:00 AM)

    It is brilliant David; I appreciate you for your brave true current reality of events; globe turns into a small tiny object on the tip of your pen, glad to read all those informative art work, efficiently crafted exceptional poem, a 10++++ for a great write. (Report) Reply

  • Onelia Avelar (6/7/2008 6:04:00 PM)

    You put a perfect title on the top of the poem - you crowned with a laurel the body of the poem. The ancient Roman bath was the place of political and social discussions, often developing into other hedonistic pleasures. Interesting, witty, very well penned (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (6/7/2008 11:38:00 AM)

    Excellent poem! Interesting that it is not necessarily the WOMAN who will rule, but ultimately SEX with her! I must admit that I have personally found this to be true! Ha-ha! love your stuff! (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (6/6/2008 5:15:00 PM)

    Women have always been powers behind the scenes David I really enjoyed you Rant for to me thats what it was.
    It is said nations get the governments they deserve whic is probably the truth Apathhy rages unchecked and allows power seeker too much power (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (6/6/2008 1:30:00 PM)

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes..........this is what I'm talking about bro...amazing piece well thought out brilliant composition.....Why oh why do we follow these leaders...we'll only end up facing a brick wall....more sense will be spoken from one........Outstanding is becoming my favourite word when it comes to your creations bro...................'10+


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    Jon (Report) Reply

  • Broken Peaces (6/6/2008 1:10:00 PM)

    David yes it did bring a smile to my face thankyou that was so well put together I sometimes wonder where our so called leaders are taking us and yet it is we that put them in power strange people arn't we 10 Chris (Report) Reply

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