Sunday, June 19, 2011

Presenting Ken Wienchus


Ken Wienchus is a Tuesday night regular.
He is a poet as well as a painter.


Portrait of a Rebel

I’M TIRED OF ALL THE BULLSHIT.
I TURNED OFF THE TV.
I STOPPED READING NEWSPAPERS.
NOW, I LISTEN TO OTHERS
REGURGITATE MEDIA SPIN,
IT’S INVENTED REALITY;
LIKE A MAGICAL HYPNOTIST
SUGGESTING OUR LIVES FOR US.
-- AND WE LISTEN,
AND DON’T EVEN KNOW
WE ARE BEING LED BY THE NOSE;
LIKE A GIANT BULL PULLED BY A MONKEY
THROUGH THE PASTURES OF TIME.
“WHEN YOU GOT THEM BY THE BALLS
THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS WILL FOLLOW,” SAID A PARTICULARLY VICIOUS NIXON AIDE. -- AND HE WAS RIGHT, EXCEPT IT’S NOT BY OUR BALLS
THAT THEY GOT US -- IT’S BY OUR MINDS.


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