Liberatore Suffoletta

Rookie - 8 Points (July 2,1948 / Pettorano Sul Gizio, L'Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy)

The Most Unbelievable Part - Poem by Liberatore Suffoletta

The thing of it is,
The most unbelievable part,
They are people like us,
Good manners
Well-educated and refined
Versed in abstract science
Have seasonal tickets for the opera
And occasionally a symphony or recital
Make regular visits to their physician
As well as their dentists
With all the recommended exams
Pursuant to their age;
Ever since prep school for some
and college for all.
Most played tennis, some even golf
All were members of the club.
Yes, they are people like you, like me
Family men and women,
Grandfathers, grandmothers
Aunts, uncles and god fearing

As the British say,
In their centuries old white lie
the thing of it is
the most unbelievable part
They are people
Like you
Like me
Yes, nice people
Just not quite as nice as us…

They went a little too far
Delighting in burning children and books
Playing at decorating cemeteries
Buying furniture from broken bones
Dining on tender vaginas and fried testicles
Being meticulous in their duties
Gives them thoughts of invincibility
And they speak of torture
In the language of surgeons, statesmen
And butchers.
They assassinate the young of our countries
And yours making them disappear, invisible.
Now nobody believes they wear the flag on their suits
Just so they could stroll along the worlds avenues
Without terror bursting through their bones
They were recently at the Olympics, cheering teams
Complaining if the umpires mad a bad call
Without a thought to the millions who disappeared
Because of their calls, it would defile the dead
to call their acts 'decisions'.
There they were, Dr. Kissinger
An Angel of Death-napalm in Vietnam and Cambodia
The Jewish Assassin of Pinochet-
we who live shall never forget
George W. Bush-torture is permissible
So long as it takes place outside American soil.
A true Protestant believer:
their hosts the heads of the PLA-
the Peoples Liberation Army
Those who gave the order to let the tanks roll
And fire to kill with the infantry at the protestors
In Tiananmen Square.
No religious hang-ups!
There they were sitting together,
in the newest arena in China
in the most expensive seats,
drinking coca-cola, green tea!
wearing Ralph Lauren shirts and slacks
Smiling, laughing, cheering on true sportsmanship!
With their wives and families!

And the thing of it is
The most unbelievable part
They are people
Like you
Like me
Yes, nice people
Though as the British say
In their white lie
Yes, nice people
Just not quite as nice as us

Comments about The Most Unbelievable Part by Liberatore Suffoletta

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (12/28/2009 5:49:00 PM)

    very good! nice write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 28, 2009

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