Monday, October 10, 2016

THE BEAUTY CONTEST by jjméndez

THE BEAUTY CONTEST

The quadrennial national 
Pageant is on.
Candidates flaunt 
Their wigs and mascara.
Lungs are blowing hot 
Air and tongues slither 
Flinging grandiose plans 
And evaporating hopes.

The five o’clock newsies 
Are doing their part
Spoon-feeding shut eyes 
And clogged hearts,
The daily dose 
Of shootings and mayhem,
And philandering tearing 
Our nation apart.

Corporate-sponsored 
Bytes are on prime time
Eyeballing the flood 
Of refugees at the border
Interviewing buried children 
After-the-bombings
And showcasing 
Retrofitted soldiers.

Candidates continue 
To stretched the truth.
Copulations continue 
In the stock exchange.
Sewer rats sniff 
Their way to the bank 
And we settle 
For business as usual again…

A worldwide audience is fixed to the screen.


© 2016 jjméndez



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