How Convenient


How convenient
These so well publicised “Terrorist Attacks”
In Paris on November 13th; quite a gift for those
Whose announcement of banning any protests
During the Climate Change Conference there
Starting on the 30th of the same month
Can now seem an understandable response
How convenient

How convenient
That President Obama (or Obomber)
Can spew out whatever fancy promises he likes
Knowing he won’t be in office to make good on them
Not that he has any problem breaking promises
Just ask Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden*
… Or the population of Afghanistan†
How convenient

How convenient
That so many people are so fully preoccupied
With the getting into or out of some relationship
Or the immediacy of their every day to day slog
Worrying about the size of their overdraft
Or just housing and feeding their family
And so don’t pay too much attention
How convenient




About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on December 4, 2015, in Prose With Pretensions and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. People really need to start paying attention and thinking a little bit.

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  2. Trust me I just finished writing the best response to your writing. It vanished. And now it is too exhausting to repeat what I wrote. Trust that I support what you have written and that you have awoken the revolutionary in me. She is always ready for action, using words as her weapon of choice. Let Snowden come home free. No charges of Treason. People should stop taking their frustration out in some zealot kill the ‘infidel’ bullshit reasoning. I say, Just Stop It. Accept everyone has differences and get on with living life, not dying for it so others can live to blow up other people. It’s All Madness.

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    • There is more than a little bit conspiracy in this I sometimes suspect. Or perhaps it is simply paranoia.. 😉

      And yes, it’s awful when you manage to put together a comment/reply that says *just* what want to say, and then when you click “Post” WP consigns it to limbo. 😦 😦 😦 I always vow I will make a copy of each piece and hang on to it until the original has been safely published. But then of course I forget to do so. 😦 😦 😦

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      • Great response. The second try came out better. Sometimes things do happen. Not for a reason just because.

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      • Well, I’m not always paranoiac. That’s just sloppy thinking. And boring. By the by I began a long e-mail to you the other day, but between one thing and another I have yet to complete it, although it’s quite long by now. Life has been so overwrought I even cancelled a trip away to see old friends, plus the ep has been playing up and I’ve been resorrting to half days, and even days, in bed. I haven’t forgotten though. 🙂


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