George Grosz

George Grosz assigned ideas to imagery poignantly.
Into human folly, grasping zeitgeist by the throat.
He took apart convention and conformity a lot
nailing its reality, civilization in decline.

George Grosz - Kelsey Wilder poetry

Pointing out pointlessness,
the evils of an ugly age.
Grosz a peerless visionary
zeroed in, exposed its veils,
the underpinnings of corruption.

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

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

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


Drawing above by George Grosz


© 2017 by Kelsey Wilder