Lady Justice In the Mirror

Lady Justice In the Mirror

 

Where is our lady justice now?

 

Themas or Justitia, whichever is her name

interpreting laws that men create

blinded by choice, not by fate

how can she see herself the same?

 

Holding a scale in outstretched arms

judging wrongs from rights…and rights from wrongs

In the other hand holds fast a blade

hardened steel, American made

like the guns she used to stake her claims

when we laid the tracks and forged the trains

 

                  …killed the bison, took the plains

 

When the blood of so many runs through her veins

         …Has she ever thought to weigh the stains

 

remove the blindfold, look around

before again you stumble ‘cross…this sacred ground

A drop of blood, a broken heart, a flood of tears, a pound of pain

Equals how many grains–of eminent domain

She can call them free but the truth remains

 

–Had she ever thought to weigh the chains?

 

This poem is dedicated to Indigenous and marginilized people right here in America who still struggle, even today, against a system that favors those with money and power. Justice, it would seem… is not for all.

 

Poetry

Lady Justice In the Mirror

 

Where is our lady justice now?

Themas or Justitia, whichever is her name

interpreting laws that men create

blinded by choice, not by fate

how can she see herself the same?

 

Holding a scale in outstretched arms

judging wrongs from rights…and rights from wrongs

In the other hand holds fast a blade

hardened steel, American made

like the guns she used to stake her claims

when we laid the tracks and forged the trains

 

                  …killed the bison, took the plains

 

When the blood of so many runs through her veins

         …Has she ever thought to weigh the stains

 

remove the blindfold, look around

before again you stumble ‘cross…this sacred ground

A drop of blood, a broken heart, a flood of tears, a pound of pain

Equals how many grains–of eminent domain

She can call them free but the truth remains

 

–Had she ever thought to weigh the chains?

 

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This Week in Politics

Three woman have just come forward to say they were groped by Hillary Clinton ten years ago. These claims are unsubstantiated, but when asked about the allegations, she responded by saying “The Russians are responsible.”

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has just opened a new dating school where he shares his ten best pick-up lines.

  1. Excuse me miss, if your not using that…can I borrow it for a minute?
  2. I would do you come here often.
  3. This is an exclusive club…would like to see my member?
  4. I have often thought fondly of you, while thinking of fondling you.
  5. It’s gonna be huuuge.
  6. In the middle of every wife is a big–IF.
  7. When your daughter enters puberty, tell her to give me a call.
  8. I have total respect for our first responders. But fireman only put out fires…I fire people who don’t put out.
  9. I feel for every American who wants to reach for something great.
  10. I have thousands of woman working for me. I always try to help them. At the first interview I see if there’s an opening and how well they take dictation.                                                                                                                                                                                  The Smyth has spoken.              Like, share, comment and subscribe. Thank You.    

Blog : Classified Clowns

Blog Post                                                                Tues, Oct.14th 2016.

Classified Clowns

I must admit I have spent some time mulling over all the things I could write about for this assignment. For those of you who aren’t in my “Writing For Social Media” class, I should explain that, yes, this blog post is indeed part of a much larger program–that being my classes at Goodwin College. For those of you in my class, I apologize for the disclaimer, but since I am writing for the class and the rest of the world simultaneously it only seems prudent that I explain the homework part of this blog to the uninitiated. There you have it: this is a blog post and a homework assignment all morphed into one….who knew?

     That still leaves the lingering question of what to write the post about? I have a deadline of midnight tonight. Pressure usually makes me tick. The difficulty here isn’t that I am suffering from a prolonged bout of writer’s block or can’t find a suitable topic. That is not at all the issue, no, it is really quite the opposite. Today’s world is virtually overflowing with crazy and bizarre things to rail against, or just simply make bad jokes about. I mean the presidential election alone has kept most comedians employed, even some who were barely treading water, are now gleaning the comedic fruit from the neverending punch line vine that has flourished overnight from the bountiful joke garden that is our election processes.

      Don’t even get me started on this clown thing. OMG! Talk about something outragious to write about. It honestly would not surprise me to see push back from the “Clown Coalition” or maybe the “Carnival Workers Union” and spontaeious protest to pop up soon with clowns wearing signs that say “Clown Lives Matter.” Some people will tell you there is nothing funny about this at all. Scaring the boxer shorts off little Johnny with a killer clown uniform is just plain wrong. And even I have to admit that the made for T.V. movie “IT” by  Stephen King was one of the scariest movies ever, not just on television…EVER! That shit was creepy! No two ways about it.

     Maybe killer clowns are just getting a bad wrap. Kind of like the police shooting of armed and unarmed black men in this country. Maybe it’s all the media hype and the increase in clown related crime is purely a construct of the liberal right-wing media as it attempts to further its own liberal right-wing agenda. I am not even truly sure what all that means, but something just felt awfully right about putting clowns and political gibberish together in the same sentence.

     If you stop and think about it for a minute, the fact is these two stories actually do have a whole lot in common. Q. Why haven’t they made a law against scary killer clowns? A. They can’t until after we choose one to run the country. Ba-da-bing. It’s just too easy.

     I don’t know about you, but the two candidates vying for our ballots this election season, they have to be two of the scariest clowns anyone has ever seen. I wish it were a little funnier, but the truth is little Johnny should be frightened, this killer scary clown thing…it’s a conspiracy. They have infiltrated the highest levels of government in preparation for total world domination. Forget your zombie apocalypse, the rise of the Killer Clowns is real. I know it is…because the internet said so.