Poetry

The Liberals: The Death of Ideas’ Flowers

There is something in the air and it’s not perfume.

It is the death of ideas’ flowers.

 

It is liberals putting themselves in strait jackets

And going crazy with their silly, starched opinions.

 

They can’t get out of themselves.

They can’t get out of their own ways.

 

They believe in the rightness of their own convictions

Rather than the wrongness of their insistence.

 

Bigotry is their hatred of anyone who disagrees with them.

Their arrogance is a failure to face their failures.

They pat themselves on the back of the garden

Of correctness

While the results of their good intentions are flowers

Of evil.

 

Baudelaire would be bored by their fake goodness.

I pick a posy of their humanity and smell the undergarment

Of failed utopianism.

 

I was a limousine liberal in another life.

Then I realized I didn’t want to spend my whole day hating

Rednecks when they were pitchforking real values

While we were whining in imported beers.

 

I wanted income equality because I didn’t feel equal

To earning a good living.

I was an adjunct professor at Hunter College

(A lowly position like Obama’s)

Because I didn’t have the balls to get a real job.

I scratch.

I groan.

I was defending a coward’s position.

 

 

I don’t believe in same sex marriage.

I don’t believe in pride about perversion.

I don’t believe in discussions with morons who think

That the world is getting a hot foot

And that Muslims are fair decent people who treat women well.

 

How can a President be so sophomoric?

Obama reiterates the lexicon of socialism like a failed country.

He has put America in the dustbin of useless ideas.

He is a useful idiot for Lenin and the other side.

If I had voted for him I would take out my eye

And look back at myself,

Glancing at my stupid face.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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