February 17, 2012

Poetry Friday--One Year Later

Last week when I rummaged through my 2011 files looking for 15 Words or Less Poems, I came across this poem written on February 16.

Watching the News, February 2011

How it is that excessive
stupidity has become
an infectious disease in
21st century United States?
Is this something the CDC
or the EPA should look into?
Oh wait, certain politicians
think government intervention
is unnecessary, preferring
instead to believe the fairy
story that industry can be self-
regulating or that men
can be honest. Ha, ha, see
what I mean by excessive
stupidity? Quick! Slap on
a face mask, and whatever you
do, don't drink the Kool-Aid!

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Kool-Aid® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods.

I don't see that things have changed much over the past year, if anything, a whole new level of stupidity has evolved!

Photo by feastoffun.com.


  1. Sadly, you're right, not much has changed, & the beat goes on. It's a good reflection on what may be described as the status quo. Now we have the added voices of the politicians running, running...

  2. And the debates, they go on and on. Fortunately, they seem to be running out of steam.

    I can't wait until mid-November when all this crap will be over. Then we have to start working on getting the money out of politics!