President Bush contends that Iran has "declared they want a nuclear weapon to destroy people," as Vice President Cheney spreads paranoid disinformation abroad.
It seems to me we have been here before.
(In reprise) I offer these OpOetic testimonies © 2003/2004
FAITH-BASING THE LEAKY FAUCET
And the Lord his God appeared before the Bush -
"I am the Lord thy God so march forth preeminently
before me, for you must dominate by faith alone."
And the Bush drew near to whisper in his ear
"Can I march and dominate my way to Damascus,
Teheran, and beyond?"
And soon after instructing the Bush in his ways
the Lord his God went away as he had left before.
*This version of events was immediately leaked to the media:
"George Bush was not elected - he was anointed by God!"
Concerned about his appearance in the public eye
the Bush then ordered his anointed plumbers
to stop the leaks or face the wrath of his God!
Why is this man in the White House?
Because God put him there to fight against
the theorems of evil darkness geometry
and this is our real enemy - just do the math.
In the mean time God remains in heaven -
an anonymous source not to be identified
until the November elections have returned.
In The Continuing Mean Time
The life-lines of innocent Iraqi civilians
continue to expire under the siege -
yellow caked in the face, disembodied
bagged, and tagged returns of the day
Depleted uranium children play games
across the way on radioactive topsoil
while holding toxic oxides in their hands
Snipers no longer need night-vison goggles
to see these villagers glowing in the dark
through a nose-bleed of emetic daylight
Leaching into the ground table
where the past awaits incineration -
and blind visions permeate the oasis.
© Hammond Guthrie