May 29, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Norberto Franco Cisneros




I Speak – So let it be



I am the authority

I am he who all revolve around

I demand praise night and day

Do as I say

Not what I do

Don’t question my words

Never question my facts

Be obedient

Or I’ll humiliate and diminish you

With my tweets

I am your president, kneel!!!

(Soon to be king)




In his distorted mind he sees himself

as a self-aggrandized emperor

Rows of white faces

All billionaires bowing

Multitudes cheering

Like sheep bleating




La Comedia Comiensa (The Comedy Begins)


But where it stops nobody knows

It just goes on and on onto impeachment, we fear,

But rejoice he rides a white hearse

Aimed at dispersing a wet dream

Soon to die in flights of fantasy.


Look at his pudgy, aging face

Yellow thinning hair

Plumpy crow’s feet beneath his fat eye bags

with pretensions of a gangster past he never lived,

fake memories linger; childish,

wishful wannabe thoughts

he lives his putrid existence, devoid of people

and empty of human dreams






The Toad



Inside the mayhem of a silent tear

The world is a circus

The sky clears up then clouds gather again

Blowing feelings asunder


Who cares?

You are the culprit, always the fool in charge

Why wind down your game

They haven’t figured it out yet


The big muffin has come and sat down as if he owns it

Nobody can dislodge him

He feels the Oval Office is his

He owns it


Seems like liberals have met their Waterloo

But we still wait for our savior Mueller

To bring his hammer down

On this imperious toad






We Are Animal



We are animal – we are human

We kill

Until all creatures are gone


We are powerful  – we subjugate   – we create

we are

X –stink -shun






Still I Love



Life’s demands are unreasonable, chaotic, horrifying,

killing, unfair, unjust, perverse, vicious

making me cower, frightening me

yet in this brutal existence

I still Love

my fellow creatures






Norberto Franco Cisneros

My poems have been published in the following publications: Indiana University Journal Chiricu; Avocet Review (Avocet Press); Snow Jewel (Grey Sparrow Press); Ilumen (Mouthfeel Press/ Sam’s Dot Publishing) and several others, including e-zines, Black Petals, Ruhatish and have been a Featured Poet in Poetry Soup

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