Published in the anthology "Best Poems of 1997"
(Maryland: The National Library of Poetry, 1997)
I have heard palaver, over
historic issues ranged,
Such as, "If Cleopatra’s nose had been shorter,
The whole face of the world would have changed!"
But who asked "How?" would be a blabber aborter!
I have heard of legitimate possessions
Quoting, "Render unto Caesar the Caesar’s things!"
But people are unaware of such self-devastation,
For Jesus added, "Unto God the Heavenly King’s"!
I have heard the priests against incest preach;
But they can absolve repentant believers from any sin!
how could be born of Adam’s descendants each
If Cain had not had intercourse with his own kin?
have experienced the Marxist-Maoist illogicality;
They force you to accept and believe their beliefs:
A classless society but for the proletariat partiality
And a stateless world but under communist chiefs!
So, I do acclaim and support any good success
And do further accept theoretically good intentions
But never extol and thank what is utopian guess:
Man at these times only needs realistic inventions!