Clueless Crux of the Klan


Clueless Crux of the Klan

Bound by
blood-spilled ties
Lies lingering
on forked tongues

Generations of
isolation
indignation
under-education

Toddlers in Klan hoods
pointy as their parents’ heads
Gleaming white dunce caps
Halloween meets HollowHead

Legacy of spittle-drop
shouts and
conspiratorial whispers
“…president is a n*****”

Dude once told me blacks are
‘taking our women’
‘YOUR’ WHAT?
responded/resounded I

Got to
Got to
Got to
keep that bloodline pure

(Just like Hitler, soooo original)

Nazi Yahtzee
Roll the dice
We lose twice

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; view the original image HERE.   “Klan-sheet-music” by Original uploader was Bcrowell at en.wikipedia – Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Klan-sheet-music.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Klan-sheet-music.jpg.

You can’t spell FASCIST without the letters F-A-C-T-S.

The more we learn through calm engagement of racists, the more we understand the root causes. Self-hatred, parental abuse, moms who were subjugated servants, the crass collage; the bleachbright hoods of ultimate cowardice: “I will declare myself the ultimate arbiter of God’s justice, but I’ll do it in disguise.”

Yeah, you so macho.

Thanks to Roger and Mrs. Nesbitt at ABC Wednesday for getting my righteous indignation flowing over the letter “C.” Just remember, I could have picked a worse word!! Peace, Amy

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian miller
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 22:13:38

    its really stomach turning…the generational hate that is passed on…and the disinformation // the teaching of hate…of supremecy…its sad really….the indoctrination…

    Reply

  2. Rajesh
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 23:35:13

    Good one, I like it.

    Reply

  3. Anita
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 07:37:33

    So true, Amy.
    Nicely expressed.
    Racism, Under-education, hatred…so many issues staring at our face…
    Really unfortunate. But, praying for better sense & hope to prevail.

    Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt comment for my ABCW Post. Lovely to connect with you.
    Stay blessed.

    Reply

    • sharplittlepencil
      Jul 31, 2014 @ 17:37:31

      Anita, I meant every word. You are gifted. Let’s keep this going. My short-term memory and depression get me by the heel sometimes, but if I keep going back to commenters, it helps!! Racism is the dirty underbelly… or was, until our president was elected, and suddenly the cockroaches felt free to roam in the light. Disgusting. amy

      Reply

  4. readerwil
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 07:58:12

    As a christian I am not allowed to hate but it is difficult to even tolerate these stupid, cowardly hypocrites, who dare not show their faces! We all originate from Africa and after the ice ages humanity spread out all over the world and adapted a lighter skincolour and different body shapes, due to other climates. At least this is what National Geographic taught us.
    Great post and poem, Amy!
    Wil, ABCW Team

    Reply

    • sharplittlepencil
      Jul 31, 2014 @ 17:41:22

      Wil, I have said the same thing often. Thanks for restating the point. I say, “Palms up!” because our palms are ALL sort of pinkish. It’s where our tribes wandered from North Africa that determined how much melanin we needed and manufactured.

      As for the Christian side, I have no problem praying for racists, nor loving them. I simply use words to indicate, calmly, that my only prejudice is against bigots. Then I vote with my feet and leave. Amy

      Reply

  5. Roger Green
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 12:31:35

    Ah, something to add to my epic post next week…
    ROG, ABCW

    Reply

  6. magalyguerrero
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 12:54:53

    I will never understand racism. As a rational being, I understand the definition of it. But how can a person with a brain and a heart make sense of the odious feeling? So strange. So ugly.

    We will get better, won’t we? If we work at it…

    Reply

    • sharplittlepencil
      Jul 31, 2014 @ 17:44:43

      Magaly, good point. People often get isolated in enclaves of “people just like us,” whether it be religious, ethnic, or socio-economic. The trick is to be the person who grows up in this and then strives to see what’s beyond. That’s where artists often come from! Yes, we will get better, and yes, it’s all about the work…

      Reply

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