Folks’ F’d Fate (Poetic Acrostic)

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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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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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Yра? Yippee?

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So, on this very day, Russians are “painting the town red”; in more ways (and nations) than one.

Why?

May 9th is their national holiday known as Victory Day.

What’s it all about?

“The day celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. It includes military parades in Moscow and more than two dozen Russian cities.

Non-credited Google Search author • posted on 9 May 2022
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So far, so good… YET… that fails to tell the whole story / expose the…

Glaring Hypocrisy:

While Russians correctly cry out “Yра!” (translation: Yippee) re the downfall of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, due to their being heavily under the influence of agitatsiya propaganda (agitprop) they also, hypocritically echo that “Yра!” (as a show of support for their resident psycho misleader; Vladimir Putin; aka the Hitler wannabe, who’s been rolling out his attempted (so far, fortunately failed) Nazi-esque, unwarranted invasion, occupation and domination of Ukraine.

Tragic Reality:

On this May 9th (and ever since 24 February 2022) whenever Ukrainians cry out, this, typically, is to express their outrage and heartbreak over Putin deploying his marauding, maiming and murdering troops to repurpose hemoglobin; as a means to paint Ukraine’s towns blood red.

Moral to the Worldwide Masses:

People who utilize their noggins, regularly, respectably and constructively never take the plunge into propagandists’ puddles of anti-democracy diarrhea; the type of $#!+ that’s ceaselessly aired and streamed by Stateside networks such as Fox News, OAN, Newsmax, et al.

Definition of Character:

Propagandist: (improper noun) (humorous?) An anatomical mutant over-endowed with intracranial extra-large intestines; that alimentary canal’s exit orifice located beneath the nose.

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Five Points of No Return?

PREFACE: It’s not just mindless flag waving when my words stress the significance of America’s role on the world stage. I merely mention it because the collapse of any Democracy can only destabilize, perhaps even destroy, said world.

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The commonly held belief is that we humans tend to obsess over worst case scenarios that rarely, if ever, actually reach the absolute point of no return. Let’s keep a good thought that such wisdom is fully applicable to the following (worst of the worst) situations. In a sense, these could all, someday soon, easily, wind up as news headlines…

  • Failure to promptly curb climate change to hasten humanity’s extinction
  • Russia’s backfired Ukraine occupation triggers nuclear WW-III escalation
  • Coronavirus whack-a-mole variants flat-out defy containment/eradication
  • Americans’ incivility/hyperpartisanship spurs Civil War-II factionalization
  • Fascism/Theocracy trumps Democracy/Liberty; spawns U.S.A. obliteration

Regarding that last on the list item… I’d like to point out that, in the weeks prior to Donald J. Trump’s January 6th, barked out, storm the U.S. Capitol command to his MAGA maniacs, it’d been the most unlikely person within Trump’s entire retrograde / renegade régime, one Vice President Mike Pence, who, for a fleeting moment, had managed to un-sell his soul. Indeed, when push had come to shove, for perhaps the very first time in that Republican miscreant’s entire deplorable political career, he had opted to do the honorable thing; i.e., certify then President-Elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory; i.e., gallantly come to Lady Liberty’s rescue.

Alas (Part 1): Seeing how the still seething with fury, vengeance seeking, big lie promoter, little snowflake Trump has yet to get his 14th Amendment stipulated comeuppance, and in all likelihood NEVER will, it’s still totally legal for him to seek reelection as early as 2024.

And, win or lose, that insurrectionist bastard could still do his damnedest to suffocate American freedom / burn down Democracy. He still has his entire entourage of low friends in high places (U.S. “legislators” / SCOTUS “justices”) and low friends in low places (his sycophantic Klansmen / Nazis / Proud Boys / media propagandists et al), who ALL have his six.

SIDEBAR: To flesh out the 14th Amendment, in essence, any elected official found guilty of fomenting insurrection against the United States of America shall forever be banned from ever, again, seeking high elective office.

Alas (Part 2): Seeing how Trump has already totally nixed the notion of Pence ever, again, being his running mate, his next VP choice will, little doubt, be someone certifiable / bat crap crazy; the sort of creature who’d slither out from under his/her rock and, no questions asked, hiss out “YESSIR!” and or rattle out, “ON IT!” to whatever that orange, fascistic freak commanded.

Let’s keep a good thought… that there’s still a goodly amount of good people, who can be counted on to know when they must say NO to malefactors (especially of the Trumpian variety).

Before it’s too late… humankind must conquer all five of those above bullet pointed issues; before such woes conquer us all.

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Evaluation of Vlad (Quick Limerick)

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Mental illness can be so subliminal
Heads of State shun Headshrinkers’ regiminal
For instance, Vlad’s addled brain
Drives him to ravage Ukraine
Join the ranks of rank, savage War Criminal

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Russia’s Endgame? (Quick Limerick)

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Putin’s Achilles’ Heel: hubris and hate
Zelenskyy’s Spine: grit, integrity; great
Ze’s* 4-Dimensional Chess
Checks Madimir’s* Checkers mess
Russia’s Endgame? Mushroom Clouded Checkmate?

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* “official” nicknames of hero Zelenskyy and zero Putin

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Carlson’s Carnage

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The irony of free speech / free press rights is that, when the bereft of all human decency, betrayers of Democracy exercise… correction… exploit them, egregiously so, they risk exterminating the very document that guarantees these 1st Amendment protections.

Case in point…

The Fox Network’s talking head / head case, one Tucker Carlson, has become a lump of malleable clay / pliable play dough in the hands of one Vladimir Putin, the strong-arm, who has not even needed to utilize his iron fist grip to facilely fashion that Tucker into Russia’s propagandist newbie.

Indeed, as I type and you read these words, the utterances of Putin’s patsy / protégé are being exploited in an attempt to [1] firm up Russian troops’ flaccid morale and [2] demoralize Ukraine’s indefatigable freedom fighters.

The very notion of that verbal venture, exemplifies just how unconscionable, unforgivable and un-American Carlson’s screechy screeds actually are; how such stench fails to pass the protected free speech sniff test.

After all, what that hack, Tucker, is up to is akin to shouting “FIRE” in a crowded theater; where no such conflagration exists; an action that’d absolutely result in needless injuries and fatalities.

More to the point…

Traitor Tucker is now shouting, “FIRE!” within Putin’s Ukraine theater of war; pointlessly perpetrating and perpetuating carnage and property damage; and as such, he’s become complicit in Putin’s crimes against humanity.

Tucker Carlson now has, on his own hands, the indelible blood red stain of Putin’s pointless war.

Seeing how, nowadays, nowhere within this Earthly realm, do right wing extremists ever get raked over the coals (re their treachery), perhaps, someday, he’ll be invited to attend Beelzebub’s “barbecue” (no asbestos attire allowed)?

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Volodymyr v. Vlad (Haiku)

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Vitriolic Vlad
vocal vulgar villainous
vapid vacuous

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Vlad violator
violently vile vicious
venomous viper

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Volodymyr vies
vows visible viable
visceral vengeance

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Vile Vlad’s vexed victims’
verve vigor vitality
valiant valorous

When Poetic Justice Prevails…

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Verse versus venue
Volodymyr vanquishes
virulent vile Vlad

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Web-Wide Gratitude

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My wholehearted, web-wide gratitude to all
(especially to Y, J.A. and WC) who have been
regularly clicking “LIKES” on my, otherwise,
universally unnoticed prose and poetry. Such
recognition doesn’t go unnoticed. Assuredly,
it works wonders to ameliorate my morale in
our mushroom-clouds-on-the-horizon world!

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