Raj Dronamraju Poems
Iraq War Syllogism - 26
Fingers pointing everywhere
Emanating from Abu Ghraib
Point at the people who did it
They didn't have enough supervision, they are products of an immoral over sexualized society, they are hayseeds thrust into a life they weren't prepared for
Point at the person in charge
Who denies knowledge and says she never entered the torture rooms
Point at the media
During a war, it is wrong to report the truth; must only report that which makes the military look good
Point at technology
Everybody has digital cameras; uploading a photo is too easy
But no fingers...
Til Death Do Us Part
Observing the death throes of the swan cliché
Under the heavy culture of monogamy
Pick up a stone and put a stone in your pocket
To hurl later at designated frustration goats
The pairing up of the Disney certified youth
"It's easier to get through life as two"
The clinging together of credit checked joyless wimps
What reinforcement mechanism has beaten this duty so deep into your subconscious?