Thursday, June 11, 2015

Poem of the Day: "The Right To Not Support" by John Hunt, MD

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present "The Right To Not Support" by John Hunt, MD.  Dr. Hunt is a pediatrician and a co-founder of Trusted Angels Foundation—which provides medical, educational, and entrepreneurial support for orphans and others in Liberia, West Africa. Profits from all his writings support Trusted Angels.

Dr. Hunt is the author of two novels: Assume the Physician (reviewed in Songs of Eretz here: and Higher Cause (reviewed in Songs of Eretz here: and is currently writing a series of six novels with his coauthor Doug Casey. Additionally he is the author of Liberty.Me’s Surviving Obamacare, and a soon to be released parent’s guide to childhood asthma.

The Right To Not Support 
John Hunt, MD
Don’t vote
Don’t pay

Narcissists employ their toy:
The Congress of the United States
to inflict their choice
Upon those with less voice.

The charismatic narcissist plies his trade
An empty suit filled with ego and greed
For power and control, the sociopath’s coin
Moderated only by the brain that fills his groin.

Vote once, vote twice, it makes no nevermind
The odds are in favor of you voting to bind         
All citizens to the whims of the political hacks
To whom you keep giving your power back.

Why do you support those who want to control you?
Why do you support those who think that they own you?
Why do you support those who tell you what you must do?
I hear the bleating. Are you a sheep? Their sheep?

The empty suit, the charismatic narcissist
Is precisely what is worst.
They seek power to feel good.
Whilst they hate, and destroy.

What good are their laws?
What money saved?
What labor avoided?
What liberty attained?

None. I say none.
For such is not their goal.
Their goal is to lie, to cheat, to steal.
To control, to own, to harm.

Don’t vote
Don’t pay

Poet's Notes:  The country is divided into people who readily use force and fraud to accomplish their aims (the morally insane), and those who refuse to do so (the good folk).  The good people are tolerant of EVERYTHING except force and fraud. In contrast, the forcers and defrauders want power over everything and are intolerant of those who oppose them; such people therefore gravitate to the only place where force and fraud are legal to employ--politics and government bureaucracy.

The sociopaths and narcissists hate to be ignored, and get all a-fluster if they are disobeyed. It’s elucidating and frightening to watch these anti-human shells decay when people realize what they indeed are.  So tweak the noses of those abusers of humanity, and for gosh sakes don’t encourage them!  Don’t vote, don’t pay; ignore, disobey!

Editor's Note:  I can hear the drums beating out the ironic truth of Dr. Hunt's political message and can't help but agree with it!  The poet uses anaphora to his advantage here, and the rhymes in the more melodic parts enhance the tone.  And the staccato refrain at the beginning and end of the piece rings like a rallying call.

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