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Ode to Liar Liar Pants on Fire

As rituals of cults blaze higher, rejecting progress, ignoring their failures;

A suicide watch on a planetary level from human blunders,

As powerbrokers downplay the coming heat of climate change.

Rising smoke hazes intellect, scientists and truth seekers;

Doubtful success myths scintillate as distrust and paranoia flare;

As the conflagration spreads violence, despising democratic victories;

And ashes of scapegoats flicker from immigrants and foreigners.

Now, add more combustion as profound failure and fantastical delusions,

The biggest lie to deny what we undeniably see … “just hugs and kisses, no blows!”

So here we sit, watching our megaphone realities go up in smoke,

But we can’t pretend anymore to manipulate the cycles of generations;

Truth will never burn up, whether we believe or not … may we live

With campfire embers glowing from within our hearts for peace and compassion.

Annemarie Berukoff

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Photo by James Owen on Unsplash

Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology

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