THE HUMAN CONDITION (Being John Malcontent)

George A. Yesthal

We danced up from primordial brine
To evolution’s tune
Flew from the sands of Kitty Hawk
Through space and to the moon.

How we ever got this far,
I swear I’ll never know.
But it can’t hurt to speculate,
So brother, here I go.

It seems that mankind courts his doom
With every step he takes.
We luck out and survive it all
In spite of our mistakes.

We elect guys like Nixon
Then impeach him in a WOOSH!
Instead of learning what NOT to do
We elect George W. Bush.

Korea, Laos, Viet Nam,
The Falkland Islands too.
The Bay of Pigs and Bosnia
So, what then do we do?

Invade the middle-east, oh yeah…
That’ll set things right.
‘Cause we don’t have enough dead folks
To slake our apetite.

We emblazon all our money with
“In God we trust” and so on
Then we spend it all on war
Like hypocrites and morons.

We long to be like Jesus Christ
But don’t know how to do it.
So we turn the other cheek to God…
And just say, ”Ah hell, screw it!"

Bankers sell us empty air
And charge us for it too…
While homeless sleep in freezing streets
For paying those devils their due.

How is it we’ve survived so long?
Why don’t we just explode?
Like avaricious gluttons,
That can’t find a commode.

Feed the rich and screw the poor
For poor folks cannot bring…
More money to our coffers.
Still, we sing “Let FREEDOM ring”.

Splice a gene here, clone a bean there
To amplify our diet.
Flu inoculations, tumor radiations…
We’ll get the poor to try it.

And if it turns a profit, then we’ll
Mandate it as law.
And make them use our product
‘Til the poles begin to thaw.

And speaking of poles thawing
That’s another thing.
Al Gore, that whore, is getting rich
On what he’s peddling

So in the end the human race
Is lucky to be alive
The human condition’s a war of attrition
We probably won’t survive.

THE HUMAN CONDITION (Being John Malcontent)

George Yesthal

Brodheadsville, United States

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More of my usual sarcastic and fatalistic negativity.
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