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Crawling contradictions…

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    by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Tuesday he’s renaming

    Children “Collateral Damage,”

    Reducing family trees to charcoal

     

    Crawling contradictions…

    by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner

     

    Sunday he’s singing,

    “Share Your Pain” like Pat

    Boone covering a Little

    Richard classic with

    Mock liturgical tone

     

    Tuesday he’s ordering

    Takeout in Michael

    Coreleone cadence,

    Delivering “Tuesday Heartbreak”

    By Hellfire Missile

     

    Sunday he’s shouting

    Out names of loved ones,

    Consoling grieving families

     

    Tuesday he’s renaming

    Children “Collateral Damage,”

    Reducing family trees to charcoal

     

    Sunday he’s condemning

    The coward who killed

    Innocent Americans

    Making Love Boats for

    Boys’ and girls’ bathtubs

     

    Tuesday he’s pinning

    Cheap Chinese-made medals

    On hollow chests of

    Cowards at consoles—

    Crawling contradictions—

    From Shmuck Cheney or

    Alte kaker McCain—

    Mule-heads might be marching!

     

    Raymond Nat Turner can be contacted at upsurgejazz.com.

     

    Raymond Nat Turner © 2013 Al Rights Reserved

     

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