Sunday, October 15, 2017

This Side of Heaven

If there's any justice this side of heaven,
may the most powerful man in the world
wake up tomorrow morning
sprawled face down in Puerto Rican mud.

Homeless and with less
than one hundred forty characters
to his name, may he learn just how long
empty promises stick to the ribs.

May he be pelted with paper towels
by an idiot.
May he be chastised for his lack
of gratitude.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

14 comments:

annell said...

What a wonderful post!!!! May it be so!

John Buchanan said...

Brilliant, absolutely superb!

Namratha said...

If only that would happen!

Sherry Marr said...

Oh my goodness. Please make this a BILLBOARD. LOL. This is just awesome.

brudberg said...

He wouldn't see the justice in it... no way he can see beyond himself.

indybev said...


He's an empty man filled only with himself. Face down in Puerto Rican mud IS a lovely thought! Well said.

Mary said...

From your lips to God's ears! May it happen just like that.

Sarah Russell said...

Oooooooo, I love this!!!

Sioux Roslawski said...

MZ--I just can't pin down who you're writing about. Maybe my mind's too groggy because I drink too much of the "milk people's" product...

Maybe I've got a uuuge memory loss.

Maybe I've built a wall around my brain.

Marja said...

Bravo well written I am afraid though that he still wouldn't learn

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

An excellent curse!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I had totally missed this story MZ, but thanks to your fine words, I now know.
What a complete and utter a*sehole that man is.
Anna :o]

Sanaa Rizvi said...

An absolutely haunting write!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Love the picture you've painted! May it ALL come true!!!