Fallen Curtains

Total Eclipse’s Total Eclipse

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It was within this past Sunday evening’s waning hours when our Universal Overseer aligned, to perfection, our inner solar system’s essential spheres; namely, the Sun, Earth and Moon; thereby (at least in theory) presenting astronomers (accomplished and amateur, alike), one of the few, awe inspiring delights still remaining in modern life.

Alas (as usual), all did not go well for all of us Michiganders. At the most inopportune moment, storm clouds rolled in, start to finish, to totally eclipse this total lunar eclipse.

In other words… the literal clouds; the metaphorical “fallen curtains” had overruled; ruined all our fun.

While most dedicated sky watchers are left little choice but to take, in stride, such dismal celestial washouts, it’s my contention that Great Lakes Staters, such as moi, have been forced to weather far more than our share of the absolutely, disproportionate levels of disappointment.

Such is our sorry “lot” in life (both in the cartographical / geographical and metaphorical sense).

The grand scheme’s far less stellar elements can and do come into play, too; e.g., lifelong occupational and financial disadvantages that still continue to bog down my homeland’s and home state’s citizenry; this all piling on additional disproportionate levels of our shared disappointment. Once again, fallen curtains syndrome.

Yet another relevant to this discourse aspect revolves around one’s relative position on life’s road; in my own case, the nearly seventy Earth orbits behind me along with the expectant, tagging along, alarmingly fewer “laps” before me. Yep, once we reach the onset of “aging out” within society, an entirely unique, awareness heightening perspective kicks in; summed up best as yet, another example of our bearing witness to the fallen curtains.

Consider, too, the looming, far deeper levels of disproportionate disappointment, which our dystopian “leaders” are ignorantly and/or intentionally leaving unchallenged and unchecked.

As I type and you read these very words, these autocrats are allowing humankind’s Final Act to practically author itself. It’s tough NOT to view our collective presence upon the world stage as all but over; such an ill-fate seemingly, already hammered and chiseled into our communal tombstone; all but awaiting those final fallen curtains.

The detailed rundown to The End…

Fragile Earth moldering diurnally; environmentally
Untold (f)lawmakers legislating; unconstitutionally
Coronavirus variants sickening slaying; microbially
Killer sociopath Putin dying to blow up; atomically
Expletive laced acrostic spelling our fate; vertically
Downward fallen curtains; End of Earth; eventually

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Way2Go Joe! ~ Quick Limerick/Acrostic

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True Blue Joe, read Turncoat Trump riot act
Re Trump’s revolt; rhetoric, free of fact
And reamed-out each freaky goon
Smoocher of Trump’s cheeky moon
Hellbent to freedom subvert and subtract

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Nothing’s Left: Poetic Acrostic

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Society’s frayed fabric; integrity bereft
Unravels and strands; its warp and weft
Fevers of covid and climate; exhibit heft
Freaky white elephant trumpets; lies ‘bout ballot theft
Eager confederates dredge, hyper-partisan cleft
Repress the free press; free elections; until nothing’s left

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The acrostic’s message spells out / sums up the net effect on folks
who get oppressed by a stick-figure leader in a threadbare society

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Another Caustic Acrostic

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Fascist Trumpers lead astray
Utter whoppers; bleat & bray
Civil Rights; they keep at bay
Killer cops; they still let play

Theocrats; they let prey/pray
Re climate woes; they naysay
Ugly insurrection is their way
MAGA dumdums join the fray
Pandemic’s ills? Here to stay!

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Multidimensional Message (Acrostic)

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Fascist flattery junkie, craves his lunatic fringe
Undue praise, from fans, fills up that addict’s syringe
Craven butt kissers, smooch his rear region’s dinge
Kudos from his TV toadies; on them, too, he’ll binge

Tyrant torches Democracy; won’t settle for singe
Rouses rabble & rebels; makes the virtuous cringe
Unruly ruler’s brain cells, both unravel; unhinge
Moneyed, yet bankrupt, sums up his selfish stinge
Pain in everyone’s ass, far exceeds the slight twinge

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Poetic Acrostic

 

Fascism, in America, brews,
Under-reported, that odious news,
Cancerous metastasis chews,
Killed body decays and mildews!
You cannot escape the curfews,
Or billowing teargas, which spews,
Unavoidable jackbooted crews,
Trample dissidents’ bones and sinews,
Running roughshod pro-protest laws’ views,
Unruly tyrant, too, unduly hews!
Monster’s roars met with oversight’s mews,
People throughout once great nation, he screws!

 

 

 

 

 

Pelosi’s Perfect Protest (You can’t make this stuff up!)

As most of us know, these days, the word “PERFECT” does get bandied about a bit carelessly. But… not always…

In my post, just prior to this one, I discussed how Democrats should react to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address. Well… this post certainly lives up to the saying…

“You can’t make this stuff up!”

Just prior to the fake prez stepping up to the dias to address America and the world… per protocol… he presented to both VP Mike Pence and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a complimentary copy of his speech.

And then, we were forced to endure approximately eighty long minutes of The World According to Grump. To say the least, anyone who still believes in the Real America found Trump’s / Grump’s narrative…

Fallacious
Uninspiring
Cantankerous
Knavish
Exasperating
Delusional

(btw, fans of acrostics can readily sum up / slim down that above, lengthy list in one word.

For those of us who did manage to stay awake and stay till the bitter end, it was well worth it!

Just prior to the fake prez’s departure, We the People were treated to an OMG MOMENT… namely… being eyewitness to a PERFECT, non-verbal critique of the Trumpian content.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of Donny’s speech.

• I actually got to see this all go down in real time.
• And I’ve never been more proud of an American.
• I’ve never been more proud to be an American.

What a brilliant way to put a narcissist in his place, critique his ghost written falsehoods and remind him that… had decency and justice prevailed… he would have never lasted long enough as POTUS to even deliver his speech at all.

Pelosi’s unspoken reminder to Donny…

He has avoided a Constitutional Conviction and Ouster for the very reason that the House Impeached him… namely… he’s the most corrupt Oval Office Occupant, ever, who was able to easily corrupt the U.S. Senate’s Republicans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Limerick Acrostic (NSFW)

 

I previously posted this content @WordPress back on 09/08/2017…

 

Observe Der Führer bleat / let his Tweets fly,
Frothed with news-speak, bald-faced lies, fierce outcry,
Un-invites / ousts lib press crews,
Calls their whole truths, the “fake news”,
Key free speech / press rights, he’ll condemn / defy!