The Free Press
1.) Be Skeptical of What You Read
The pitch, be skeptical of what you read,
to inspect products for potential harm,
spiritual and physical alarm,
where every source is biased and misled.
An increase in global anxiety
is based upon the spread of false data
or held by seat-belts made by Takata
a threat to our feeling security.
Where years before the confusion he sat
in lingering heat of Anaheim day
in front of old transistor radio
to hear an Eastern European chat
or Italy’s politics on display
between a tragic oratorio.
2.) To Trust the News
“Our news is uncommon, this news”
a nonsense threat to our security
a means of control through fear and worry
a sure fire way to elicit the blues.
Arguments that only take up our time
to break up our homes fill our hearts with rage
to take our part in anxieties stage
to bring to our place tales of violent crime.
My daily life is filled with children’s song
and laundry, dishes, cleaning, other chores.
To try to be an active neighbor
by trying to teach my children to be strong.
There is no violence hiding behind doors
only life’s struggle buried in my core.
3.) The World is Much Smaller Now
The world is much smaller now, connected.
Our world could change through our transparency.
To know the harms in our tight secrecy.
Attempts at isolation rejected.
“The defense of our country” Golden Tool.
Officials turn their heads to blind their eyes
to weaken foreign handshakes and such ties.
To hang in corners like the classroom fool.
We pull our wounded off the battlefields.
A battle that will briefly make the news.
A part of global conflict without talk
as Roman Soldiers lifted up their shields
and congress fought to keep a silent ruse.
Whole countries lying traced with sidewalk chalk.
All the poems above are located in “The Rhyme of Ancient Middle Class” written by Jamie Lee Hamann, advertised on The Creative Exiles, and sold on Amazon.