Sunday, December 05, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Read Matthew 3:1-12


reporters stand out
in the bitter cold, and
    shout out their questions,
        at the cashmere coats
        walking to their chauffeured cars,
    but the self-righteous
            smile smugly and wave;

the subpoenas
have been issued,
    placed into the hands of
        the selfish and the
            venal who,
    when they appear
    before the committee,
        respond to the charges
                with silence;

out by the curbs,
the HDTV box is placed
next to the garbage cans,
        the beer cans and liquor bottles,
        the lies and abuse,
        the bruises and the tears
    carefully hidden from sight;

as the Light begins
to walk boldly over the
    John drives ahead,
        stopping and throwing
        the trash into his truck
        already overflowing with
            so-called facts,
            shredded documents,
                and broken promises,
calling out to the folks
peeking out their doors,

'straighten up;
    the cover-ups have ended!'

© 2010 Thom M. Shuman

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