Sunday, March 6, 2016

Orange Is The New Lack

Fat tongued with bloated rhetoric
he channels  a mustached beast
who had a perverse appetite for a white world.

With the bombastic bleating of a drunk uncle
he spoon feeds extreme to IQ’s who can’t
read the map leading to their own exclusion.

Orange is the New Lack…Integrity never reached the tower.

©Susie Clevenger 2016

Real Toads ~ Flash 55 Plus


18 comments:

Jim said...

Starting out I was following your tale of the "Fat tongued with bloated rhetoric" guy pretty well, even with the low IQ'd one falling for it all. But then I was stumped withe the "Orange being the new Lack.
Guess my IQ for that is sagging; IMD tells me of the 2013 movie, "Orange is the new Black." Orange, meaning prison orange dress, in one's background is about the end of normal life for many. They can't get a regular job (Kroger here will give a second chance, Yea!), feel ostracized in social life settings, holding many scars from prison life, and on and on the likes (my Latin phrase escaped). A lot of times though, the charge is drug related involving through-down evidence. Lack of funds for a good lawyer starts their change of change in a new Lack life.
How badly did I miss it?
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Other Mary said...

Hmmmm...I'd say we're talking politics.

Hannah said...

Your descriptions are sharp and really bring a lot to the tone of the poem, well done, Susie!

Outlawyer said...

Super accurate and devastating-- k.

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the politricks contained

Much love...

Victoria said...

Well, one thing to note: the man inspires some brilliant satire.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

The world waits with bated breath. May it not be so!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yup. Exactly.

grapeling said...

that is a ruefully hilarious title, Susie, and a spot-on barb of a pen ~

Sumana Roy said...

Amen...hope good sense prevails everywhere...

brudberg said...

Politics are not the same, there are bad and then there are worse ones.... definitely there is lack.

Carol Campbell said...

Raw and cutting!

hedgewitch said...

I commend you on your ability to speak calmly yet clearly about this--and your title/end line is both witty and completely apt. The lack, the absolute void, of even a pretense at aspiration and a higher goal than personal ambition and greed is gut-wrenchingly sickening--you convey it all with just the right touch of blue.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Even from the other side of the world I recognize the portrait you have created with your sharp wit. I'm glad you went there: extreme indeed!

Cara H said...

There is a certain fellow whom these words fit like a glove. Won't mention any names, but I believe his initials are Ronald Dump. Something like that, anyway. ;-)

http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2016/03/extremely-me.html

Magaly Guerrero said...

What a delightful title! And how well it speaks of the current state of affairs.

Helen said...

Politics! This one is priceless (and not a whit too extreme.)

Bekkie Sanchez said...

That doggone ivory tower! Well said, Susie! Hugs!