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Guts & Grit: G & G

Guts & Grit: necessary
to replace complacency.
Guts & Grit: G & G.
That’s the answer: G & G.

Unfortunately prevalence of TV &
the internet in so many lives today
reduces and diminishes chances for good outcomes.
What’s it going to take to turn this ship around?

Each of us must try to wake up and transcend…
because in the real world
huge disasters dead ahead!

Guts & Grit: necessary
to replace complacency.
Guts & Grit: G & G.
That’s the answer. Guts & Grit.

Guts & Grit: G & G.
Sounds like ham on rye.
G & G is just more tasteful…
you’ll see if you try.

Seeing with more clarity
what is truly happening,
not distracted by TV,
cel phones or the internet…

Try to live each day
as if it well might be your last.
You can use this mindset
to help you do important tasks
that need close attention.

It’s high time move beyond that fakebook page and live.
Influence reality. Get together! Organize!
Stand against dictatorship.
It’s dangerous and evil.
We can not let this go unchecked.
Forces of corruption today abusing power,
pushing everyone on earth closer to destruction!

Guts & Grit: G & G.
Sounds like ham on rye.
G & G is just more tasteful…
you’ll see if you try.

Worth repeating, great Bob Marley:
Get up, crackers.
Stand up for your rights!
Get up, crackers.
Don’t give up the fight!

  

© 2018 by Robert Lane Wilder

George Grosz

George Grosz redacted imagery poignantly.
Into human folly, grasped the zeitgeist by its throat.
Convention and conformity he took apart sharply
nailing its reality, civilization in decline.

George Grosz - Robert Lane Wilder poetry

Pointing out pointlessness,
showing and revealing the evils of an ugly age.
Grosz a peerless visionary exposing completely
the underpinnings of corruption.

Eagerly he’d spotlight
this milieu, its grim chokehold…
Grosz unequaled social critic
prescient, he foretold.

Everyday I scootch around
disgusted much like him,
social failures wreaking havoc
without and within.

Bureaucrats, pervasive
robots waving corporate fists,
clearing out the best and brightest
from within our midst.

 
 

Drawing above by George Grosz

 

© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder

Machiavellian Business Snakes

Machiavellian Business Snakes - art by Frost Newton
Spotlights on the fellers
felling old growth trees

Hateful CEOs
wrecking homes of creatures
steamrolling habitats
wiping out wetlands
pulverizing nature

Corporate crooks who factory farm
deceptions at the core
sweeping under carpets
the damage that they do

Parasites fakes
machiavellian business snakes
shortsighted money grubbing
wormy squirmy weasels

Typically in coats and ties
narcissistic weenies
propagating waste and ruin
bulldozing nature

Hatching globs of air pollution
machiavellian business snakes
claiming they know what it takes

All wound up inside a monstrous
zillion dollar tower
exercising strangleholds
flaunting daunting power

Making sure even more life forms die
this barbaric juggernaut
the hollow world of suits
multiplies its knockout blows

Pumping toxins into rivers
dumping plastics in the ocean
all the time refusing to accept responsibility
high strung dipshits
power grasping pricks
raping mother earth

  

Drawing above by Frost Newton

 

© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder

Casing the Headlands

Casing the Headlands

In these hills
enormous guns
defended North America.

Out by Rodeo Beach
mammoth 15 inchers
kept enemies at bay.

Gath’red by these clumps of trees
a ghostly klatch of inductees…
in this air orderlies
from other eras congregate.

Attachés from long ago
in silver hazes by the sea…
peeling off metallic notes
a buoy ripples fiddle dee dee

Gazing at some blue sea stack
(along this coast a shimmery glaze),
taking in thwacking waves

Like Helmut Lang in days of yore
prancing this majestic shore,
a slinky wisp I wander
trails around Hill 88.

Wondering what will be
fifty years from now?
Maybe Gaucho reincarnates
undisturbed and free,

Perhaps they’ll be scooched
beside another wag like me
who also comes to perorate
atop Hill 88.1

  

1 Rodeo Beach & Hill 88 are in the Marin headlands of Golden Gate park, locations which for a hundred years plus were part of a monster military base. Happily, these are now a staging ground for spectacular sunsets.

  

© 2017 by Robert Lane Wilder

Music and Poetry Audio

The following tracks are performances by author Robert Lane Wilder with music by Anthony Sepulveda.

Note: Below are short samples only. These are all clips taken from this author’s longer, entire songs or poems. Contact us here to get the full songs or poems.

To check out more free audio clips from this author, click here

 

      The San Francisco Beat (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Playa Bunnies (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Cheap Apartment Living (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

 

      Employment Today (Sound Clip) - Robert Lane Wilder

The above are sound clips. You can get the whole versions, of the author reading these entire works, by clicking here

Arts Council Meeting in California

The California Arts Council Butt-Kissing Section

Our minds never open. On this you can count!
The California Arts Council Butt-Kissing Section
invites you to its annual Back Stabbers Party.

Butt-kissing cronies get admittance for a pittance.
All other riff-raff has to cough up bundles.

Our highest priority is practicing cliquishness,
vindicating well-dressed clean cut weenies.

We display sanctimonious inauthentic ways
propping up liars with glad handing sneers…
this world’s gauchest brownnosing back stabbers
make for the drippiest party in years!

  

© 2017 by Trajan Black