Ohio

Mother Culture's Lullaby

Streets are ablaze in Baltimore;

apathetic windbags distracted by their

intelligent devices fan flames

hungering for justice, and

pour judgmental gasoline on the white-hot embers.  

The resulting inferno of rage engulfs the local,

corporate pharmacy!  LISTEN --

the voices on the wind are not

just those of the trees!  

Your brothers and sisters are crying,

"Please help me!"  Citizens march

with peace as their only shield,

ghosts of haunting perspective their only weapons,

from streets stricken by the plague of poverty

to avenues lined with perverse privilege.  

This is the first time in centuries our nation

has witnessed red and blue unite for justice,

yet Faux News sources spew rhetoric

of violent intentions -- meanwhile,

dem Republicans siphon greenbacks during free lunches,

in exchange for ignoring institutionalized violence,

and Democrats are reppin' a different colored set

of ethics that amount to the same ignorance.  


The hum of Mother's lullaby pacifies your mind...

Keep up the routine.

 

Streets are on fire in Ferguson.  

But your Rorschach face contorts to disgust,

and you don't even whisper, "No."  

Streets sizzle with the flesh of the dead,

and you let your silence speak volumes,

decibels tightly coiling around you

like a comforting straight-jacket.  

When the damage is done,

and your molten ignorance dries ashen husks left behind,

you will abandon cold 'logic'

as the boot comes for your throat.  

Your own pleas for mercy will bubble

up to the surface of your corrupted lips,

your esophagus clogged with 'trivial'

cries of innocence, choking life from you.  


The buzz of Mother's lullaby muffles

your voice...

Past silence is future compliance.

 

Streets are burning in Ohio,

and so are your judgments.  

Seared across timelines that pinned

white, blue, black, gold dresses and

gracious compassion for ALS,

you are ironically out of character

or finally revealing, depending on

the light.  

This isn't righteous comeuppance brother;

you will not receive silence in response to

your call because what goes around comes around.  

No, you will be deafened by the echoes of past cries,

because that will be all that surrounds you -- past

lives already pushed aside, killed,

or in cages waiting for your warmth.  

There will be no free men to save you.  

Because you use your freedom to cage you.  


The melody of Mother's lullaby articulates

the bars you have yet to define...

Think inside the box.

 

Remember these truths

as Mother whispers own swan song -- death

is on the tips of her forked tongue;

she tastes the air for signs

of compassionate warmth.  Danger

is at the tip of her middle finger,

moving riot gear soldiers to quell

the rising chorus of revolution.  

Her reflective eyes gaze upon her nation

of drones, conducting a symphony of destruction

disguised as progress; she would smile,

if she had lips.  Her hair sweeps

over destitute streets, replacing bankrupt souls and homes

with bank-rolls of those whom march to the beat

of her syncopated heart.  

The ringed iris of her third eye echoes

into the air, transmitting pulsating waves of

calcifying indifference into antennas intended

for cosmic collection.  

Her aluminum dress adds a layer to

the atmosphere, a literal ceiling preventing ascension.  

She claims no nationality; her features lack

definition, save for the burning desire

of our own destruction.

 

Our streets are on fire,

ablaze with passion and empathy --

will you fan the flames,

or pour gasoline?


CLF 2015

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

For the #BlackLivesMatter movement; we're all human.  Let's act like it.

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8 Poems

ANIMAL RESCUERS
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KARIN'S DOGS
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A dog is so cheaply bought.. He sells his heart
for all eternity for a handful of popcorn

(to Karin Anderson who has never said
no to a suffering being)
 

TED'S DOGS
*
His dogs and cats cannot read.. save the script of his soul
They cannot write..except on his heart'
*
(T Zagar has for many years kept 3 fulltime jobs going
.... librarian, astrologer, and keeper of an animal
sanctuary)
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HOWE ROAD IN AKRON
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The dog was abandoned,
.. said the answering service,
on Howe Road.. She waited
at a telphone pole
for 48 hours. For 2 days she had
chased each passing car.
1000 times her heart rose
and fell
until she learned how not
to feel..

Later she found a happy
home..
The roots of trust grew
slowly...
but steadily..
as pain took many moons
to seep out of her
heart....

(to Constantina Fiorentino of Akron's Animal Aid
and all those involved in the rescue of animal or human refugees)

www.enteresan.com

BLACK HAWK DOWN

Black Hawk down.
Sikorsky profits up.

www.picstopin.com

TOXIC RAINBOW

Food colorings
yellow and red and blue
It's time FDA corporate operatives
we overthrew

Footnote:
5 chemicals banned overseas and allowed in the US
http://www.takepart.com/photos/5-chemicals-banned-overseas-your-food-home/next-gallery

yellow number 5
red number 40
Azodicarbonamide
Azodicarbonamide, also called the yoga mat compound because it’s used to make exercise mats, is found in hundreds of baked goods and TV dinners.
Brominated Vegetable Oil
BHT/BHA

not on the list:

Sodium nitrate, the red dye making gray meat look red, is not on the list

caramel color   in many sodas... cola companies have delayed its withdrawal
http://www.gamblincolors.com/oil.painting.techniques/img/palland.jpg

CRIMINALIZING THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT

For the hungry
she provided food.
San Antonio Texas
made it her rood

Footnote:
San Antonio Texas has joined Canton Ohio in fining someone for feeding the hungry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/15/homeless-feeding_n_7066860.html?ir=Religion&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000051
The lady will appeal her $2000 fine as she cites the 1st amendment

 wearetheanswer.hubpages.com
https://dausonstimpsongagnon.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/hungry-1.jpg

SID

Sid sowed seed
in the sod
on the side
of the house
for Sadie

https://www.facebook.com/Foodinc/photos/a.10150173705776160.304007.73304591159/10152715432281160/?type=1&theater

POEMBIRTH

As red hot lava turns to
translucent green jewels
while pouring into the sea,
so crystallizes poets' agony
into poetry
for you and for me.
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Footnote
My muse -Robert Anthony Maguire- (FrogAngel2) in I See The Real You
  'into a mind of poetic thought i peek I watch as it organizes pain into words'
and
Michael Wilson's  'a man's heart saddened is a poet's heart gladdened'
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/4d/45/88/4d45888dedde2e7027d6a1ac77693c7e.jpg

DAISY CUTTER 

How many daisies
does
A daisy cutter bomb....
cut

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/vintage-oil-painting-daisy-chamomile-flowers-field-sunrise-46344186.jpg

GREY MOTHER
Ashes
contain
phoenix birds.

a-flaming-bird.deviantart.com

 

POETRY BY SAIOM SHRIVER
April 16 and 17 2015

 

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Where The Ohio Weds The Mississippi-Missouri

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Mate Love

 

 

Where The Ohio Weds The Mississippi-Missouri 

 
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Above works hard the tug boat
It churns and puffs and floats
and ruffles and foams the coats
of these two great saints.

Below the longawaited mating
of two giants..
profoundly peaceful
only here and there
eddies of ecstasy
betray the great confluence
as branch braids into trunk.

Mississippi-Missouri had surrendered to
God
his desire for a wife..
knowing not that the Ohio
was waiting for
him
in the corridors of time..

not fireworks but waterweaving
in this most sacred silence

-saiom shriver-

 

 

 

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(to C Connerton, her love,  and all residents of Cairo Illinois)

 

 

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Governor Ed Fitzgerald Of Ohio: Make It Happen

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Political Action

 

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Time To Dump Executioner, Petroplutocrat Pawn, Library Funds Slasher John Kasich
Only 5 governors of 50 are still involved in state murder. One is John Kasich of Ohio

Executioner, mass transit opponent, slasher of library funds,
nonenforcer of Ohio environmental law, governor John Kasich
should be dumped this fall. Please help make Democrat Ed Fitzgerald governor of Ohio.

REPUBLICAN EXECUTIONERS
The current incumbent, John Kasich, is one of only FIVE
governors our of FIFTY still involved in the barbarism
of state murder (execution). The US is one of only 12%
of the world's countries still involved in judicial,
prosecutorial, gubernatorial or other government
murder. Kasich ignores Episcopalian, Lutheran, Catholic,
Methodist, Presbyterian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Jewish and
other groups opposed to state murder. Republicans on the Ohio Supreme Court have helped.

REPUBLICAN OIL AND GAS
Stop the fracking industry and Kasich from poisoning Ohio's waters
.

TRAINS

When Abraham Lincoln was murdered, a funeral train brought his body through Cleveland and Columbus to Cincinnati. In the early 1900's, a triumvirate of powerful car, gas, and tire men sought around the country to kill trains and streetcars. The Cleveland to Cincinnati train disappeared. For many decades now Ohioans have been working to bring back that train. But Kasich, indebted to oil and gas men for his election, sent 400 million dollars in mass transit money back to Washington.  2 of the 3 (Rockefeller, Ford and Firestone) who destroyed the US train system were Ohioans.

HEALTH CARE

Because of the Cleveland Clinic, Summa, and other hospital conglomerates as well as insurance scams by United health Care and others, Ohioans pay the 4th largest premiums in the country . when Kasich came into office he began slashing Medicaid recipients from the rolls and increasing copays for the poorest Ohioans. When a number of states recently took federal funds to expand Medicaid, Ohio was among them but the negligent phone contacts, the months and months for approval have made the Republican supervision of Medicaid in Ohio very inefficient.

 REPUBLICAN JOB FALSIFICATION
The Kasich administration has falsified its jobs record.
http://www.businessinsider.com/rival-ohio-governor-koch-brothers-2014-6

LIBRARIES CUT.... HUNTERS HELPED
John Kasich has each year in office reduced the money
for Ohio libraries, yet there have been no such reductions
for the 5% of the population who enjoy slaughtering bears,
killing deer, trapping beaver. The Ohio Dept. of Natural
Resources actually spends tax money promoting the brutal blood 'sport' of bow and arrow hunting.

KASICH CORRUPTION
John Kasich was an executive of Lehman Brothers when that company went bankrupt.

He was a frequent warmonger guest on monopolist Rupert Murdoch's Fox News. Murdoch's NewsCorp has been itself making news illegally tapping British citizens.

He has accepted over a half million dollars in contributions from his political appointees.

REPUBLICAN VOTE FRAUD

The Republicans of Ohio have cut way back on early voting because they are a minority party. The Republican attorney general of Ohio has tried to throw 26 million dollars of state legal business to one of his biggest Columbus law firm contributors.  Ohio Republicans were responsible for vote fraud which twice installed the unelected George W Bush and stole the presidency of the elected Al Gore and John Kerry.

PENSION ENDANGERING

Ohio pension funds under the control of Republican Josh Mandel and others are dangerously invested in fast food despite Wall St. warnings that fast food chains are a bad investment.

INSPECTOR GENERAL WHO DOESN'T INSPECT

http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/news/2014/fitzgerald-calls-kasich-dem/

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN ENDORSES FITZGERALD

http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/news/2014/human-rights-campaign-endor/

Despite Ed's youthful appearance he will be 46 in 2014 and has experience as a mayor, a county executive, and in law enforcement.

http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

CORRUPTION IN REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2014/06/06/Ohio-Lt-Gov-Mary-Taylor-s-chief-of-staff-abruptly-resigns.html

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GOES BACKWARDS IN KASICH ADMINISTRATION

From derailing antifracking action and inaction regarding forest protection o killing untold numbers of trees for lottery tickets, the Kasich administration has been the enemy of nature.

 

Footnote: When one looks in a search engine for Fitzgerald's website, the plutocratic search engine owners put John Kasich's website first.