Words of Washington – All Eyes on the Capitol


In a time of peace

Whispers of absolute power

Corrupting the mind

Distorting the truth



Believing without seeing

Facts become liquid

Feed the need

A changing news cycle



Consuming without concern

One way or no way

Win at all costs

To hell with the little people



Plant the seed

Fan the flames

Staged headlines

Repeat, repeat, and repeat again



Taking and then giving

Beware of the buried barbs

Once the hook is set

All hope is lost



Children suffering

Heavy hands

Penetrating relentlessly

Fears and tears



Feed the machine

Reckless destruction

Loyalties changing

Everyone bleeding the same



Divide and conquer

Colors in continued conflict

Battle of the sexes

Down and staying down



Terminology of control

Identification and indoctrination

Free speech

Comes with a perilous cost



Information is power

Suppression and blackmail

Clouds overhead

Keeps the fringes in line



Absolute and indefinite

Global players

Strategizing for domination

The body count continues



Users and dealers

Surveillance, coercion, intimidation

Control the masses

And you control the narrative



Lost in a labyrinth

Every turn a higher wall

One forward and two back




A pleasant fiction

See what they want seen

Leaking for political gain

Facts interred forever



Power brokers

Deciding which cards to play

Characters assassinated

Just another day



Cesspool of corruption

Too many secrets

Bloated and untrustworthy

Yet seemingly unstoppable

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

2 thoughts on “Words of Washington – All Eyes on the Capitol

  • August 31, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    It’s all too sad but also infuriating, as the world just seems to become more and more corrupt on every level. The sadness is its at our expense and the planets expense, as we move closer to total decimation of the natural world, of species and the mother earth than sustains us. Great work Ralph.


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