For God and Country

God bless America!

Why the fuck not?
I mean…
We sure could use it.

While the country
Distracts itself with another
Petty squabble…
Another —
Tempest in the teapot,
A true tempest
Approaches swiftly.

But here we are
Reorganizing the deck chairs
And setting the tables
The house begins
To burn.

So, fuck it
Why not?
We really could use it.
Seems to be what we do
In a crisis,

Our prays go out
To you.

God bless.

In the United States, as in most countries, there are crises. They evolve from previous mistreatments or from continual problems unwilling to be resolved. Here in the United States, most crises are sensationalized; creating divides in an already divided space; leading to crises being resolved by the littlest efforts possible.

Through our continual regression from empathy, many crises continue to live on.

As usual, the power of prayer rather than the power of logical action is the crunch most support their “best efforts” upon.

— Extra Add —

When I think of this poem, the music video that really resonates with me is the one by A Perfect Circle called, “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish.” This video provides a perfect example of my motivation for this poem. We are twiddling away our lives during active crises with blinders on and willful ignorance. Though… it won’t end well, for anyone.

— Sources —

Bailey, I. B. (2019, October 27). People Walking Near Fire [Photograph]. Unsplash.

A Perfect Circle — So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (Official Video). (2018, November 8). YouTube.



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Moony Thinker

Moony Thinker


Writer, poet, blogger, promoter of fellow artists, and drinking a healthy 32 cups of coffee per day! INFP — T (AF!); Chaotic Neutral FTW!