Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Epitaphic Couplet

Did you ever wonder
‘bout this thing called history?
I hear it’s all the rage now
For those who watch TV.

At least that’s my presumption
for I hear them say
that my folk are all evil
from creation’s first day.

My people do not exist it seems
unless there is a need
to pin the blame for all life’s ills
upon our burdened seed.

The piper playing this pretty tune
unto our open ears
divines our basest motives
to make his story clear.

Reflection on this situation
had better lead a man
to either bite his tongue
or move to Kurdistan.

You think that you love beauty,
strength, justice, loyalty?
Then time for reprogramming
to see reality.

Up is down and left is right
and you had better not
think that you know better;
else contemplate your lot.

The way prepared is one that must
be taken with a dose
of sour grapes for he who thinks
or bliss for he who won’t.

As we pass remember
with sardonic wit,
that whiteless jewry prospers
not a blessed bit.

2 comments:

Scorebored said...

All right, my friend...why didn't The Caucasian Literary Review get first crack at your poem? Huh? Huh?

I enjoyed it...thank you for posting the Epitaphic Couplet. Wit and satire are in short supply in the White community. Sadly, most of our people ape the Jews and Negroes in what they perceive as amusing or wry. A generation fed on Seinfeld and Chapelle have no taste for the subtle, for the sly jab.

wjg said...

Scorebored,

This is my first attempt at poetry so I wasn't quite ready for the CLR :) It was an attempt at marking the passing of LG with the thoughts that came to mind at that time.

We will need to keep developing our own art - hopefully mostly of a positive kind. You and Laurel have done some nice work already.

Thanks for the kind words.