moon batchelder

Rookie (04-27-55 / bemidji, minnesota)

American Way - Poem by moon batchelder

complacency isn't ubiquitous.
obviously
resistance exists
sufficient to lash out
with passion
equal to
the evil it attacks.

symbolic target's destructions,
meaningless
to blinded masses;
who, as usual, react
with horror
but never
question why.

reasons exist for resistance.
inevitably
hindsight's 20/20
discerns villian from victim;
in the meanwhile
propaganda
points
a crooked finger.

mindless ignorance seeks retribution
over Truth, or
logical consequence.
military-industrial icons
brought down;
yet so few
dare to realize

we are terrorized by our own policies;
by politics adhered to
tho not understood.

content with our standard of living;
disregarding
the circumstance it creates,
we stand appalled by response
to our First World arrogance.

obviously
complacency isn't ubiquitous;
just the American Way.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 7, 2011


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