marcial t. caniones
OF CRAYONS AND POLITICS
No one is clear
They're all blemished
Tainted
Painted
Stained

Others were poor
And became rich
Others were rich
But never wanted to be poor

All seem to be on the side of the poor
But never the less
They are still rich

All look silky
It's adobe's miracle
Mellow
Soft
Rosy

Even the poor seem fragrant on T.V.
Singing songs in cans
Tired
But
Happily gory
Eerily hopeful

The poor
Used
Sacrificed
Stuffed
Commercialized

No one is clear
Not even crystal
Not even pallid

All are shaded with
Death
Apathy
Greed
Ineptness

All forgot the Prism
Where all rays penetrate
All forgot the Light
Where all colors emanate

These are
The landed Yellows
The propertied Oranges
The administratively Greens
The gaily Pinks

The heart of Gold patiently waits
The pious White deeply prays
The shining Silver meditatively reflects
Waiting for the fiery Red
To strike

Burn!
—Posted 4:03 PM 2/1/10 by eK! | Post Your Comment!



About the author. Marcial Tayag Caniones, a Political Science graduate, is assistant manager at the Community Extension Services Office of Clark Development Corporation. He was born on the 10th of July in 1965, became vegetarian when he was 24 years old, started serious reading when he was 32, and began writing at 39. He admits to being ugly but claims to ooze with sex appeal.
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