Poetry

October 17, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

By

Jake Aller

 

 

1984 Lives On

 

 

This morning

As I do every morning

I picked up the newspapers

Turned on the TV

Drank a snarling cup of hot java

And contemplated the dawning day

 

And what did I see

The President of the US

Talking nonsense and lies

Nothing but lies

About this and that

And the other thing

 

Then I saw the commercials

For all the candidates

For president

In the greatest democracy

The world has ever known

 

All of them

Sprouting lies

About this and that

And the other thing

 

All promising the moon

All promising good jobs

Great benefits

All we had to do

Was to sell our soul

To the highest bidder

 

Then it dawned on me

What was wrong with this picture

The world of 1984 had arrived

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jake Aller

John (“Jake” ) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet, and former Foreign Service officer having served 27 years with the U.S. State Department in ten countries – Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Korea, India, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent, Spain and Thailand, and traveled to 45 countries during his career.

Jake has been an aspiring novelist for several years and has completed two novels, (Giant Nazi Spiders, and the Great Divorce) and is pursuing publication. He has been writing poetry all his life and has published his poetry in electronic poetry forums, including All Poetry, Moon Café and Duane’s Poetree (under the name Jake Lee). He is looking forward to transitioning to his third career – full-time novelist and poet after completing his second career as a Foreign Service officer, and his first career as an educator overseas for six years upon completion of his Peace Corps service in South Korea.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply