Saturday, September 15, 2012


a poem by Anne Selden Annab


Technology engineered in America
manufactured in China
tweaked world wide...
sold everywhere- circuit board extravaganzas
in everyone's hands

Cell phones- tablets- computers- TVs twittering
tuned into echo chambers here and there

In between in Arabs lands
Freedom of speech here
is freedom to believe the worst there

Meritocracy falters
with hate campaigns aimed
anywhere they can go...
Rage stoked and stupidity fueled
by extremists of every stripe
motivated to manipulate
a crowd into crazy

It's not religion-
it's idiocy.

It's too many half truths
too much news as entertainment
Too many scapegoats
and excuses
too many homes destroyed

and too many refugees
with no where left to go.

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