Trumped

We tried to make him human
by laughing at his hands
ridiculing his haircut

We tried to make him human
by discussing his mistakes
exposing his weaknesses

We tried to make him human
by debunking his speeches
deflating his ego

It didn’t work

He still is
their Jesus incarnate

The prompt today at octpowrimo.com was love. For me, this poem is linked to it. May I add that I don’t mean to offend anyone’s religion or political preferences by either the poem or the image? Not because it’s politically correct to say so, but because it matters to me.

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9 thoughts on “Trumped

  1. Dawn D

    Yes.
    Maybe we’re going about this “making him human” thing wrong? Maybe mocking wasn’t the way (and I do it too!).
    Nice picture too

    Reply
    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I hear your frustration! I’m so puzzled by the phenomenon and the dynamics… How did this happen? Why is it happening? Why does it not matter if he lies and misbehaves?

      Reply
      1. msjadeli

        I honestly believe that a certain % of his followers don’t care what he does as long as he’s making them money. The vast majority, however, are brainwashed through repetition. They watch FOX news which plays like a broken record, and he panders to the picked-on and paranoid, so when something he does is outrageous, they either think the non-FOX media is picking on him or lying about him. It’s a very sick and dangerous situation!

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