Monday, November 9, 2015

November 9

Pussy Riot's Video


  1. My husband looked at this image with me and provided the football terms,
    since I'm not a fan of the sport.

    Because She is His World

    He’s no terrorist. The mask’s symbolic.
    Sincerity in his dark eyes gives him away.
    He’s in a baseball cap, but this sport
    is rougher. His roll out causes no uproar
    in the stands. He wears no uniform, but
    grips a big bouquet in one hand.
    He’s hoping the array of flowers don’t
    spread and fly to the wind. He’ll toss it high
    and hope for the best. His left arm, straight,
    blocks his rival at the throat, a guy
    who caught her eye and swayed her.
    Yes, his maneuver’s offensive,
    but he’s desperate. He takes a few
    steps back, then to the side as he aims
    his pass. “Go deeper,” he calls to his
    receiver. “You’ll see what really matters,
    who cares more.” Forgetting scores, no though
    for losing or winning, he throw his Hail Mary.

  2. And that should have been "thought" not "though" (2nd to last line). This poem was a response to the Banksy painting on the wall that you posted today (11/10).

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  4. Audition for choir of Banksy
    No more can we do war
    Mindless robots we are
    Experts in shopping
    The world drowns in rain
    To blinded to fight.

    It's the twilight of the fight
    New statements of Banksy
    Glare through pelleting rain
    Rip open the veil of war
    There is an alternative to shopping
    Expose who we are.

    Let our nature be
    A nonviolent fight
    Crucifix the shop
    Join the wall at west Banksy
    Throw flowers at the war
    Sprout hope from the rain.

    Panda bullet rain
    Machine gun mona lisa you are
    Child lost in the war
    Flowers abducted to fight
    Paint now with Banksy
    Ronald Mac alone you shop.

    Crucifixed bags of shopping
    Now nourished by fresh rain
    We have learned to be Banksy
    We have learned to be
    We have learned to fight
    We have learned alternative to war.

    Panda no the climate war
    Crucifix no the shop
    Flower no the fight
    No the weapons rain
    Yes with Banksy.

    We’ll rain on parades of war
    We’ll stop and frisk shopping cultures
    We’ll fight, with Banksy vision.