Illusions…

Politicians
the greatest magicians
Grandmasters in linguistics.
Perform tricknowledge techniques
create laws perceived
so many ways.

A chess game played with precision.
The goal check mate
corner the king.
divide the family structure
by any means.
Entrap entrepreneurs
eager to eat
trying to reach
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Throwing stones at the penitentiary.
Filing for evidentiary
hearings.
The only thing suppressed
the ring
of freedom.

They claim equality
for all men.
In actuality they meant
just them.
At the time of writing
A country divided
built on the backs of men.
Owned
by the authors
steadily filling their coffers.
Ingraining an industry
thriving for centuries
in the minds of the masses.
Without it our nation crashes.

Flashes
of blue and red
shined by the white
placing stars in a box
jammed tight.
Click the lock,
toss the key.

Land of the free
enterprise
Right before your eyes,
Freedom’s
reflection
flashes
…just an illusion.

©Charles Yonkings, 2016

Slingin’ Smack

Donald Trump
is no horse’s rump
no matter what I say.

This is a man with
a Midas’ Touch, who
slays rival politicos
…like the old knights
slew dragons.

They could all learn a lesson
from The Donald…
the more wheels spin the
deeper they dig in the mud–or muck.
As the saying goes: you can’t Con a Con!

What are the other R’s thinking?
Instead of leaping on each other
like a pack of hyenas…
why not take the chance to
beat their own drums?

Bush-whacking Jeb  is
counter productive.
Who cares if Ted’s a Canuck?
fussing and calling other guys names
just doesn’t work.

Tell us what you’re going to do–
not what others didn’t do,
won’t do, can’t do…
and know what you are talking about–
or at least make something up.

Hype is hype–if you are a politician
no one believes you any way.
All you have to do is say
“I didn’t SAY that, and if I did…
the press got it wrong.”

©Sometimes,2016