Eugene Levich

Americans Now - Poem by Eugene Levich

They are informed of their needs by TV ads
They don't write long letters to their loved
They tweet

They don't grow corn and tomatoes
Or skin out a deer
Hanging from a scotch pine

They don't look into faces and hearts
Only into Facebook
That compendium of moronic nonsense

Their vegetables come from hot houses
Their meat in packages
Everything plastic wrapped
Like their lives

Topic(s) of this poem: nostalgia

Comments about Americans Now by Eugene Levich

  • Rod Mendieta (4/15/2017 2:36:00 PM)

    Excellent! First read it on Bri Edwards' April 2017 Showcase. Sadly, the 'Americans' in the title could easily be substituted for 'Costarricans' or whatever (take your pick) . I know for sure it rings true here in beautiful Costa Rica (still beautiful in spite of bloody globalisation having crept in with a vengance!) (Report) Reply

    Eugene Levich (4/20/2017 11:41:00 AM)

    Thank you, Rod, for your kind comment! I've, unfortunately, never been to Costa Rica, but many of my friends and relatives have- and all report it is a lovely and enchanting place.

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  • Bri Edwards (4/3/2017 5:42:00 PM)

    i just read your retort to my previous comment. i'm SURE you are correct! !

    as for the above poem, it shall grace the list of poems and poets in my/our April 2017's showcase, to be found by searching for April 2017's in my list of PH poems.

    thanks. and btw, i like being wrapped in plastic! in fact, i had plastic surgery to encase me.

    bri :)
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    Eugene Levich (4/3/2017 6:47:00 PM)

    Having just returned from LA and driving on the 405- all I want to do is sit on the veranda and watch the fish jump!

  • (11/8/2016 5:37:00 PM)

    For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 2 Corinthians 13: 8 (NIV) (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (10/22/2016 5:43:00 PM)

    All in all, the percentages of hunters and farmers are probably low. But you really must meet my niece! ! ! She's out there right now in the mountains tracking whatever is in season- -she's seen black bear but hasn't shot it so perhaps it is not in season. She shoots game with a rifle or a shotgun or a bow and arrow. She skins them out and carries them out. She fishes but not from a boat- -not having one. I have a dozen friends who garden- -they keep me supplied with tomatoes and potatoes, jellies and jams! Facebook is stupid in the wrong hands but it can't be beat for an inexpensive way to keep in daily touch with family way across the country. All is not lost yet, Eugene, Marginalized but not extinct! ! (Report) Reply

    Eugene Levich (10/23/2016 4:39:00 PM)

    Thanks for your interesting note. Your niece sounds like my kind of gal! (Don't let my wife read this!) I'm not really down on America- I think I had a back ache when I wrote this poem- or maybe I had just listened to a speech by one of our two repulsive presidential contenders- THAT would put most sane people into a fit of pessimism!

  • Bri Edwards (10/18/2016 3:08:00 PM)

    tweet? isn't that what birds do?

    we grow a few veggies and pick a few dandelions and some fruit (on our 'estate') . we do NOT have slaves; I am the slave and the 'dog' around here. i lick the plates; honest! but not for most guests.

    we buy a lot of organic, but it is only because of my mate's liking and money that we do it! how many people can afford to shell/fork out extra money for food.......on top of housing, medical expenses, etc. lucky we have all the cheap Chinese-et-al-made clothing. no, we don't make our own clothing, but we do wear t-shirts, with holes worn in them, for pajamas.

    ok, American has been duly chastised by you! hee-hee.

    bri :)

    i don't look into hearts, but i do look at a broad's ass once in a while! does that count?
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    Eugene Levich (10/23/2016 4:41:00 PM)

    Bri... I'm sure you would look more presentable in a torn t-shirt than I would in a tux!

  • Spock The Vegan (10/15/2016 3:41:00 PM)

    All millennials now
    Cell phones are all over the world. I don't use one. I was on Facebook for a while, but found it a terrible waste of time. I have never tweeted, and don't intend to. I grow a garden, but it only supplements. We are at the mercy of the big food companies. (Report) Reply

    Eugene Levich (10/23/2016 4:43:00 PM)

    Captain Kirk and I send you our thinks for your comment.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 15, 2016

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