Friday, September 7, 2012

The Empty Chair



image borrowed from bing


The Empty Chair

Where is the truth,
the actual essence
of the problems
or real solutions for them
in this country?

Jesus, 
we pick a President
like we pick a sports team
a favorite tavern
or a one night stand--
with our hormones,
that have been honed and molded
with a lifetime of predispositions,
double-speak and demogogarie. 

Glenn Buttkus

September 2012

Posted over on Mr. G-Man's Flash 55

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8 comments:

G-Man said...

If that were true, then I vote to bang Pam Anderson!!!
I just love it when you read your great stuff aloud.
Fantastically Insightful 55 Glenn
Thank You so much for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Natasha Head said...

Glen...if I may be so bold...I watched your President address your nation last evening...and I was moved to tears...here we have Harper...and you don't want to get me started...that empty chair will haunt us for decades...I am not one for party politics, picking a system or a team...the entire world is broken, and until we work together, so it will remain...You guys sure throw a better party than we do...I'll give you that!

Laurie Kolp said...

No empty chair here!

Brian Miller said...

i thought it rather funny an offstage interview with one of the speakers at the RNC was asked how they were actually going to do some of the things they talked about...and their reply was something like....'um i cant talk about that right now.'

flipside records said...

"like we pick a sports team
a favorite tavern
or a one night stand--
with our hormones,
that have been honed and molded
with a lifetime of predispositions,
double-speak and demogogarie"

Good golly, Glenn. You hit the nail on the head. Fantastic expression of truth. With our hormones indeed.

I have a new word list up; would love for you to come write again. Sometimes people ask for new words toward the end of the week, so I throw out an extra list. You have any free time?

Margaret said...

I didn't watch good ol' Clint, but I'll have to google it now. Loved your poem!

Mona said...

whatever it is , it is better than how they choose in my country :(

Melissa Bickel said...

I'd hate to have to fill such a chair...Sometimes it's better to remain empty I think.

A higher source is needed to direct this world as we know it.

I enjoyed hearing your reading. Gives it a rich depth when the voice reads the words aloud.