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you speak like an authority
and go off on your streak
but lacking notoriety
can’t back up your critique.

a pillar of society
so shameless with your lies
your goal is just conformity
a simple ruthless guise.

aggravate accelerate
your posture is a crime
abominate adulterate
your rocks off every time
contaminate emasculate
it’s how you get your kicks
pontificate manipulate
deceptive dirty tricks
infiltrate indoctrinate
to make yourself feel great
orchestrate pontificate
and spewing all your hate
ruminate regurgitate
and shooting for your prize
masturbate inseminate
right between the eyes!

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Pete Armetta (12 Posts)

Pete is a writer of Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories and Essays. Based in Charlottesville, VA, Pete is currently pursing Fellowships and Residencies in order to further hone his craft. He is a regular contributor to The River Journal, and has appeared in Take It To The Street Poetry, BestNewPoems and Subtle Fiction. Pete is pleased to be a part of the Expats Poetry community!


5 Comments

  1. From one political junkie to another, I say Cheers, Pete! I love this. :)

  2. Pete Armetta (Author)

    Thank you Cher, I was hoping it wasn’t too harsh for all the beauty and sensitivity of Expats. :)

  3. Pete,

    If I am not mistaken, this is an artfully done critique of many contemporary contenders for a presidential nomination.

    “It’s how you get your kicks
    pontificate manipulate
    deceptive dirty tricks
    infiltrate indoctrinate
    to make yourself feel great
    orchestrate pontificate
    and spewing all your hate”

    Even if I am wrong, the wording is clever and the message is spot on.

  4. Pete Armetta (Author)

    No Larry you’re so right. Them and the likes of them! Really just anyone who gets their rocks off by selling and manipulating others, and all for their own self-aggrandizement. Touchy subject with me (somewhat) in that I see it all around and in many.

    And yeh, Romney!!! HAH.

    Thanks for reading and I’m glad you get it. And the imagery too I hope hehh.

    Pete

  5. Years ago there was a story in the Washington Post about a postal worker who had been discovered to be sharing his apartment with a lot of undelivered mail and a number of small, dead animals. I was discussing the story with a co-worker who remarked, “I just can’t understand it.” To which I replied, “I’d be horrified if you did!”

    It passes comprehension for me the way these people stand there in full view of the entire world and lie their faces off, Knowing full well what they’re doing! I just can’t understand it.

    Well done!

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