Pity the Dupes

Pity the Dupes

Lied to by their heroes
fed fake news by their media
encouraged by corporate shills
to destroy the democracy
they think they’re defending
with their flags and guns

They are the mislead minority
the easily manipulated
but this time instead of fading
back into a quiet fearful life
it looks like they’d rather flare out
and be forever remembered

As fools and losers for a cause
that couldn’t care less about them


Next week could be “interesting”.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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9 Responses to Pity the Dupes

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    “easily manipulated”….so very true

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JeanMarie says:

    I keep thinking of the guy with mohawk saying, “I pity the fool.” Wow, showing my age! But yeah. You definitely captured the anger and frustration here.

    Liked by 1 person

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