October 17, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


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.


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