Background Checks

by | Mar 29, 2021 | Political

No aversion to the prospects
Of a backward glance
Contextual bells are ringing*1
With each righteous stance*2

The rear view mirror shows our liberties
Wearing mighty thin
Let’s turn the light on those
Who’d glance at us again.

Congress holds itself
As God’s amongst us people
Carving into stone
Dictates on a steeple.

Wherefrom are the mandates
And dogma leading from
Manufactured in a think-tank
With pen and stinging gun?

A close revealing look
Might occasion information
Such as money fueled behavior
As deadwood manipulation*3

The playing field now leveled
And the masses growing poor
Past unconscious observation
May our vision now restore*4

As long as it was someone else
Whose teat was in the ringer
Apathy was by and large
No one dared to point a finger.

The ‘Think Tanks’ have been busy
Creating nightly news
Outlining issues elsewhere
We’re left without a clue*S

Where is Daniel Eilsburg
Or another of his ilk
We need inside perspective
Not just mother’s milk

The world is no worse off
Than it’s ever been
Except the mass pollution*6
I hesitate call a sin

For sin is just an error
In the thoughts we hold
Such as extolling value
In the mineral of gold

As food, it lacks nutrition
As a blanket, lends no heat
As gas creates pollution
And lazy-ups our feet.

I call forth a revolution
Of every thinking mind
To look beneath what’s stated
And recall the eye that’s blind*?

Don’t let religion stall you
Distraction at its best
Core values puts the fight on
Energy put to test*8

The Hatfield’s and McCoy’s
Live in infamy
Fighting, hating each other
In a drawn out history

Let’s turn the table on them
Make them show their hand
Help them feel the pressure
They put on each common man.

We vote on those among us
Offering us their deals
‘Our’ best interest, they convey
‘Til their histories are revealed.

How many there are among them
Had millions from the start?
Let their backgrounds speak
And convey the color of their heart.



*1 Our actions can be dictated by context,

*2 Human nature might find us somewhat defensive.

*3 Referring, of course, to George Hurst using money influence and criminal
tactics to steal the mineral claims of the other miners in Deadwood. The
land had been given to the Indians; but with the gold find, the government
re-took it. Probably where the term ‘Indian-giver’ comes from.

*4 As long as something is happening to someone else, it has no relevance.

That’s one of the ways changes can be put through by slowly introducing
them and putting them on small unorganized groups a little at a time.

*5 Naturally the think tanks, ‘intelligencia’ are in the background, they
don’t point to themselves as the point of origin of the ‘distraction’ and
chaos they help spew out into the world.

*6 The way I’m using the term ‘pollution’ has less to do with what’s in our
water or air and more to do with what’s in our minds, heart, spirit.

*7 The revolution I’m calling for is for people to start listening under
what’s being said to what the intention really is; and not look away or
‘turn a blind eye.’

*8 While religion is supposed to keep itself separate from politics, its
been my experience that it does not. More often than should be pastors and
preachers editorialize what their ‘flock’ should think … where their
stand should be. The hundreds of different religions spend so much time
making themselves right and the ‘other’ wrong that they’re not paying
attention to what’s going on around
them, that is to say, the outward manifestation or playing out of
politics. That’s exactly what those in charge want, no interference.

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)