CONFUSION IS NECESSARY

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The sheep want to go back,

To when Walter Cronkite was the only news.

And sure, we want Cronkite to love us,

Every smiling dictator knows;

And if a dictator frown,

Sheep don’t mind it when they put them down.

The sheep have always been the problem.

Always. We know this. The wolves

Have an elan we all secretly respect,

Even as we are being devoured.

But we hate the sheep, we really do.

If only we could kill them all!

The stupid sheep! Isn’t this true?

Wherever there is a problem,

Whenever you can’t sleep,

Because you are hungry. Blame the sheep.

If you are shopping and can’t find

What you want, only a wolf will blow your mind.

The sheep don’t like many voices;

The sheep don’t say very much;

Their wool is itchy to touch.

The sheep think confusion is bad.

They want one view of Washington D.C.

And one opinion of Baghdad.

 

2 Comments

  1. maryangeladouglas said,

    January 26, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I know you dont mean this to be humorous though wit is often in evidence in your writing also brilliance, but the phrase BLAME THE SHEEP is making me laugh so hard right now as I can see it emblazoned across the sky in fireworks and at the same time on t shirts.

  2. Desdi said,

    January 26, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Voom ! Shiu Shiu ! Eyaaaaau(INCOMING POEM) Whoah, look out ! (BOOM) Get down get down it’s a poem firefight / reinforcements up here on the hill(BOOM)You OK? Get down they’re coming from over that ridge— augh my arm get me a medic . . . POETRY ? Come in – you read me? We’re under heavy fire here(BOOM BOOM)


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