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Fri Oct 19, 2018, 11:12 PM

I am going to post a poem about Khashoggi. I wrote it today. [View all]

Veneer

we say we’re
civilized
we know the fork to use,
where the salad sits
and the dessert
and the main dish

we say we’re polite the way we were raised
hello and goodbye it was nice to see you take care
of yourself please

we say we’re well educated at least high school, probably college
well maybe trade school or the armed services works too doesn’t it

We vote, we talk, we work, we .........live.

Skin is veneer.
It shields us, shows others who we pretend to be, hides our faults and sins
if you could strip it off what you would see –

just how civilized we pretend to be
when we
kill
injure
maim
or

torture


One finger at a time
then the arms
then the legs
then his
head


he was alive through all that, screaming his pain his horror his
grief at this betrayal

it did not end till they severed his
head

our skin is
just a veneer
for our evil deeds
thoughts
actions


they wore headphones for music.....




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