Monday, October 24, 2016

The Arsonist


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The Arsonist

“The professional arsonist builds vacant
lots for money.”--Jimmy Breslin.

Is it even
possible
to spark
more
controversy 
within a Presidential
election
than the Donald
has managed?                        
                                                This lethal
                                                demagogic 
                                                buffoon has
                                                ignited riots,
                                                disrupted
                                                our precious
                                                liberty,


                  while creating
                  a firestorm with
                  combustible
                  Trump-speak

that could
transform
democracy
into ash
and
sycophantic 

chaos.


Glenn Buttkus

Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44

21 comments:

brudberg said...

Yes... I'm really scared what he might leave in the wake of this election. I can see a prairie fire building.

De said...

Fabulous quote, and a strong follow-up. This whole year has me worn out, and a bit singed. Looking forward to November 9th. ;)

Victoria said...

15 more days. It's been a long election cycle. Will we be able to come together as a country when it's all over? Scary.

Kim Russell said...

That quote is so apt, Glenn. As I've said before, I don't understand American politics but I do understand how dangerous Trump is. I hope he is losing momentum and the outcome is a good one.

rhymeswithbug.com said...

Spot on, Glenn!

Ω said...

Man, you really hate him. :)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Man, this is absolutely hardcore!

lillianthehomepoet.wordpress.com said...

It is absolutely frightening!
Glenn: wanted to tell you, we leave early tomorrow morning for Singapore. Five days there then board a cruise ship for 15 days including stops in Bali, and all around the coast of Australia; docking in Sydney Nov 14. Off the ship to tour the Opera House and walk around The Rocks. Back on the ship to same cabin and 14 days with stops all around the coasst of New Zealand. Dock in Sydney again -- and this time we have an apartment for 5 days which will include a train up into the Blue Mountains, hiking for a day. It is the trip of a life-time, two years in the planning. SO -- wanted to be sure to get your "spark" poem read today -- and explain what the heck is going on....hence, not as much reading. We'll be off the coast of Australia when election results happen. Pretty confident now that we can toast in Madame President with a wonderful martini rather than jump overboard to seek asylum in Australia!
So, my friend........here's praying for a peaceful election and a peaceful transition. Never have we seen anything like this...:(

Xenia said...

A very strong spark in your voice and your conviction too here Glenn, very well written.

Grace said...

Well we Canadians don't like him either. Can't wait for this election to be over so we can put him out of our sight ~ Good one Glenn ~

Mish said...

When I read the title, I saw "ASSonist". No coincidence. This election is plastered in Canadian media as well. I'm so sick of his mug and his ridiculousness. Scary to think that he could even be allowed to run.
Besides your usual humour, I can really feel your frustration in your words. Sending you good thoughts from Canada.

Brian said...

There is always some demagogue stirring sparks, but never before with a major party.

Arcadia M said...

I too cannot wait for this election to be over and done with.

Gayle Walters Rose said...

I can't even bear to look at his face. I couldn't watch one debate, it was too sickening to my soul. None of us can wait until this circus is finally over. It's been tough having the entire world following our politics with their mouths agape! What an embarrassment!

thotpurge said...

I think all eyes are on this election now!

Maria said...

I hope everything goes well on your election day and that the people choose the lesser evil.

Linda Kruschke said...

"lethal demagogic buffoon" -- I vote we make that his official title for life.

Truedessa said...

Sparking controversy for sure! He knows how to stir things up :(

Kate Mia said...

SMiLes.. for those
minions who wish
for dArkness.. it comes
in Trump wake away
from sparKness...
Trump said
that his
core
audience
would vote for
him if he murdered
someone.. so.. seriouSly
how can we blame
the murderer
when
the
jury is all out
for 'the kill' STiLL noW
and supports grabbing
more than nuts on a cat..
they tend to be territorial..
bloody territorial rats of stars..;)

Frank Hubeny said...

I've heard social mood is becoming more negative in the US, but I don't know how someone would measure that. However, the US markets are still high.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Scary stuff!