Superiority & Prejudice

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Superiority is the greatest enabler of prejudice!
Downfall of all of us, it seems // from the Garden to now
Outthinking God // we believe our own truth
About life // about others // about faith
Encapsulating God in our own image
Superiority seems to bring out the worst in people
Evolves equally in both rich and poor
Entitlement blinds the moral compass
Making North South and East West
Seduces the good // enrages the oppressed
Superiority evolves from the Id and builds the Ego
Falsely filling our minds with our own fake news
Selfish desires rise above right and wrong
Elevating race and color above common sense
Claiming ideology and theology to be the basis for greater truth
Superiority is the greatest enabler of prejudice

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

 

“The “Grass” is Always Greener…”

California recently passed a law legalizing marijuana. The pun about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence has been running through my head ever since. I thought I would write a humorous poem about this playing with  a variation of that phrase and the “Go West young man…” one as well. I hope it makes you smile.

“The “Grass “is always Greener…”

“Come West young man, Come West!”

And have no fear no matter what you hear

The grass in California is much greener here

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How can that be so, after this sad year?

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From LA to Modesto things are up in smoke

Wild fires burning, a ghastly fright’ning cloak

Hillside residents flee before they choke

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Firefighters struggling to gain control

The earth is scorched, natures melanoma rolls.

Houses are burning, some fall off the cliffs

Metal ghost monuments sit rigid and stiff

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Rich and poor all share the same lot

Looks like California became a black pot

A cauldron of disaster… an oddly mixed stew

Is California the place for me and you?

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Have no fear// it will all come back

As long as we don’t fall into the crack

Things may seem bleak and cloudy this year

But have no worries the grass is greener here

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And though the hills go up in smoke

We will stay mellow and have a toke

For the grass is much greener here!

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