Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Poem for the Press - from Poet Pete

PPPS (Littleton)—In response to new revelations of press misconduct and administration lying related to the Libya Consulate Terrorist Attack, our poet-in-residence, Poet Pete, penned this poem.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? 
by Poet Pete 

To the Press in this country.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

Don’t you care about your country?
Does the color of one man’s skin 
    override everything?
Do you suffer from so much guilt
    that content of character
       has no meaning?

Is the fantasy of the left
    the only prism
       through which 
          you can view the world?

How many dead Americans in Libya,
    or in America, 
       or elsewhere,
    will it take 
       to wake 
          you 
             up?

Or, if you believe 
    that America is so bad,
    then how many 
    dead Mexicans,
       or brutalized women 
           in Muslim countries, 
    or repressed 
       and murdered 
          religious minorities,
    or faux demonstrations 
       about videos 
           and cartoons?

How many failed spring uprisings 
    which lead to 
       new forms of tyranny
           will be required
              to focus 
                 your 
                    attention?

What does it take 
    to finally awaken you?

What would it take
    to make you 
        DO
            YOUR
                JOBS?

2 comments:

  1. Kudos Pete, well said and eloquently so. Much more than the W T H I can muster this morning.
    Have the press all rcvd large payouts to turn their heads and focus only on big bird and the threat of terroristic obesity (Hillary anyone)?

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  2. I feel the anger & frustration. Well done, Sir!

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