I have failed to write a poem for EVERY book I have read this year, but the most recent book that I read was The Democrats: A Critical History by Lance Selfa. This book was well written and clearly identifies the long history of contradictions, empty promises, and duplicity of the Democratic Party. The book is wonderfully enraging. Here is a poem to express my revolutionary anger.
Know this beast
Study it everyday
Like the features of a monster
With gnashing teeth to grind up the working class
Bludgeoning them like Hartley and Taft
The demon who ignores poor women
The Jekyll and the Hyde Amendment
The Jackal and the corporate cabal
Who broke bones with austerity?
Who championed NAFTA, WTO, World Bank, IMF, and the CIA?
These are not gladiators,
But emperors and vampires.
There is no lesser evil
There is only the evil of two faced capitalism,
Which devours children and shortens lives,
The time must come when people no longer bow before
Great and terrifying things
Yielding power to imagined behemoths
Their immortality is mythical
The immorality is real
We already possess the power to end this nightmare
To liberate the dispossessed
And dispose of every neo-liberal liberator