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The Cosmos

 

 

Following were published in Poetry 24

 

Monday July 31. 2018

 

Driving to the End of the World

 

Driving to the end of the world

The end times approach

 

Driving through the smoke filled air

North of Mt Shasta

Heart of bigfoot country

 

End of the world images

Fill my head with dismal

end of the world visions

the apocalypse is upon us

 

The wicked evil as hell

blood red sun

Leers at me with an evil grin

 

Screaming at me

What fools these mortals be

 

Global climate change

Is as real as the smoky fires

That Burn and burn and burn

 

As our leaders turn turn turn away

They Can’t handle the truth

They will sacrifice all life on earth

 

So the oil and coal barons

The so called masters of the universe

Can make their obscene profits

Sending the rest  of us to hell

 

 

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Merry Christmas from your friends at AT&T

Sometimes I wonder

 

About the morality of the corporate giants

 

That rule our world

 

 

On the day before Christmas

 

AT and T received a huge Christmas gift

 

From the President of the United States

 

 

The biggest tax cut in U.S. History

 

And the President proclaimed

 

That it would unleash jobs jobs jobs

 

 

Apparently, ATT never got the memo

 

And they announced thousands of layoffs

 

The day before Christmas

 

 

A true PR nightmare

 

That could have been avoided

 

They could have waited two weeks

 

And announced their restructuring plan

 

After the New Years

 

 

But no they decided to show the world

 

Their true colors

 

Heartless soulless monsters

 

Who don’t give a damn

 

About their workers, their customers

 

Or their employees

 

 

And certainly are not Christians

 

Though I am sure that they think

 

They are doing what Jesus would

 

 

All they care about

 

Is feathering their own pockets

 

 

Is it any wonder

 

That Americans hate the big corporations

 

That rule us like ancient emperors?

 

 

And will they fade away

 

Into the dustbin of history

 

One can only pray

 

For such a Christmas miracle

 

© Jake Aller

 

AT&T ANNOUNCES THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS, FIRINGS JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

 

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

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Friday, 10 November 2017

It’s a Gun Situation, Mr President

Mr. President

You are wrong once again.

You said that the tragic events in Texas

And Las Vegas were not “gun situations”

But rather, were mental health problems

 

And that in Texas if there had been gun controls

Perhaps fewer people would have died

 

Mr. President

I know you a smart man,

The smartest man in the world

According to you

 

So please contemplate this fact:

According to the latest findings,

It is a gun situation

 

In fact, the reason the U.S.

Has so many gun deaths

Is because we have so many guns,

45% of the worlds guns in fact

 

And 33 percent of the world’s shooters

Are Americans killing other Americans

 

And most of them, the majority of them,

Are White People killing other people

Not murdering terrorists.

Most are in fact,
Out-of-control citizens.

 

So Mr. President

When will you come to your senses

 

And do what 90 percent of the public wants,

Enact nation wide effective gun controls?

 

And tell the NRA

they can take their blood money elsewhere

 

When, Mr. President

When will you act

When will you take charge

 

And become a President of the people

Instead of the President of the NRA?

 

© Jake Aller

 

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

 

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

When will this Madness end?

Yet again we turn on the TV

And witness horrible scenes

Of unparalleled violence, hatred, and despair

 

An old man consumed by his own demons

Opens fire from a hotel room

Killing 58 people injuring hundreds

In Las Vegas, Sin City

 

And the cry goes out throughout the land

Why yet again this tragedy?

 

The usual suspects are rounded up

It’s the culture, stupid, cry the conservative voices

 

Guns are the price of our freedom

Guns Don’t Kill People

The only solution is more guns for everyone

 

The only solution for a bad guy with a gun

Is a good guy with a gun

An armed society is a polite society

 

No, it’s the guns, cry the liberal pundits

We must confiscate the guns

Ban Assault weapons

And join the rest of the world

Where such carnage does not occur

 

And we sit around and argue

Knowing that there will be a next time

And another time and time and time again

Until the end of time

 

What is the sickness in our souls

That allows for this hatred to fester so

Deep within the minds of our killers

 

Nothing will change

Until we confront the evil

That lurks deep within each of us

 

There will be another Las Vegas

Soon enough

 

© Jake Aller

 

Families across 14 states unite in grief after Las Vegas shooting

 

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Donald Trump, Our Great Compassionate Dear Leader

As an elderly man falls

In front of him

During a charity dinner event

Hitting his head bleeding out

 

Quote the MAGA Donald Trump our future dear leader

 

“It is disgusting. I mean the guy was bleeding

all over the nice marble floor”

 

Donald Trump the self-proclaimed

saviour of the nation

Could not be bothered to lift a finger

 

“Thank God for the marines who took out the garbage

But they left a mess on the nice marble floor

And ruined their nice uniforms”

and disrupted a fine dinner

 

Did he call the grieving family the next day

Of course not

Quote the Great Leader, the Donald

“I forgot to call.” That is not his thing at all

 

And still, I wonder

How such a disgusting excuse

For a human being became

The leader of the greatest nation

On earth

 

And what it means for the future

Is it proof that we are doomed

That America is in the final stage

Of terminal decline?

 

Or will Americans take

out the garbage

From the white house?

 

© Jake Aller

 

The Time Donald Trump Turned Away in Disgust While a Man Was Bleeding to Death in Front of Him

 

John (“Jake”) Cosmos Aller is a novelist, poet and former Foreign Service officer. He served 27 years with the U.S. State Department, in ten countries. An aspiring novelist for several years, he has completed four novels, and has published his poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. Jake grew up in Berkeley, California.

 

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Author: Jake Cosmos Aller

I am a novelist, poet and retired U.S. diplomat having served 27 years in the Foreign Service. I have been writing poetry and short stories for decades, and have published my poetry and fiction in over 25 literary journals. My poetry can best be described as “neo-beatnik" as growing up in Berkeley I was been heavily influenced by the beatnik writers. I have completed four SF novels, - Giant Nazi Spiders, the Great Divorce, Jurassic Cruise, and Ft. Ashland. I hope to have all four readied for possible publication within the next six months. I have completed ten volumes of poetry and one volume of short stories. During my foreign service career, I served in ten countries (Korea, Thailand, India, the Eastern Caribbean (lived in Barbados but covering Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts, St Lucia, and St Vincent) and Spain I grew up in Berkeley, California and have lived in Berkeley, Stockton, Seattle, Washington DC, San Antonio, Texas and Medford, Oregon, and have traveled to 49 states, and 45 foreign countries. I speak Korean, Thai, and Spanish. I am married with no children. I live half the year in Korea and half the year in the United States. the views expressed here are my own personal views and do not reflect the views of any of my prior employers. my web page is https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com

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