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Earth on Grill of Fear: A Satirical Poem

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


First came those prophets with their stories of a hell

scaring crap of everybody in toilet of superstition

with most of the folks still under the same spell

retelling the story over in mindless repetition.

Guts barbequed in an inferno of fear

at a Halloween of demons and spooks

devoid of a sense of optimism and cheer

forbidden to seek truth in any other books.

Then came another batch of alarmist asses

with stories of global warming -- call it a hell

and long before that new scary shit passes

many of us might religiously retell and retell.

By now, as if used to scaring ourselves no end

this crazy pandemic just couldn't be anything new

brother scared of brother and friend scared of friend

don't sneeze while reading, to make me scared of you.

It is like we, humans, enjoy cooking in our own juices

always in some fever of one doomsday or another

falling for any smart and manipulative abuses

reluctant in whose hell we'd roast rather.

But let us summon some firefighters of reason

to put out those flames of ignorance and fear

even if we are committing a religious treason

to save our asses by enjoying now and here.

© 2021 Val Karas

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