The Almighty Laughs

Yüksek Kaliteli

Yüksek Kaliteli

“Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
      We will burst our bonds asunder!
      We will cast our cords from us!” ~ Psalm 2:1-2

Take a look around you
The world seethes with violence
War is our crisis & our entertainment
When we’re not running from it
we’re strategizing for it

Peace through Strength
is the only peace we will respect
By Shock & Awe we deliver freedom
to a world we’re convinced wants
to be precisely just like us

Only we are not at peace
Individually divided into tribes
rich poor black white male female gay
straight transgendered confused
Call us anything but free

See! The new king rises
who promises to make us great
Surrounds himself with the oligarchs
of corporations banks industry
old generals of lost wars

He will free the oil wells
Liberate coal fields & the arctic
Release capitalism from its constraint
Fan the fires of bigotry & hate
Build walls to keep us in

   The Almighty laughs
   as the Rooster crows!


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to The Almighty Laughs

  1. and when all these things happen lift up your heads, for your Redeemer is near…

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  2. let not your heart be troubled…

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