Michael Ceraolo – Three Haiku

Politiku #9

Filibuster-
talking more, saying less
than usual

Politiku #10

Self-reliance-
sucking the government tit
while demanding others bottle feed

Politiku #11

Government budgets-
their authors deserve
the Nobel for Literature

Michael Ceraolo is a 57-year-old retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet who has had one full-length book (Euclid Creek, from Deep Cleveland Press) and a few shorter-length books published, and has a second full-length book, Euclid Creek Book Two, forthcoming from unbound content press. Here are three poems for your consideration, political comment in haiku form.

Michael Ceraolo – Excerpts from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditation

Excerpts from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditation
 
      I.13
 
“be ready to speak well of teachers”
                                                     while
at the same time trying to destroy their unions
 
 
 
      II.12
 
“if anyone is afraid
of an operation of nature
he is a child”
                     so 
have a hurricane party
or chase after a tornado
 
 
 
    III.4
 
“We ought then to check in the series of our thoughts
everything that is without a purpose and useless,
                                                                        but
most of all the overcurious feeling”
about celebrities,
                          especially those
celebrities who haven’t actually done anything
 

Michael Ceraolo – Two Poems

Deuteronomy 19:15: Twenty-First Century Edition

Witnesses shall not rise up against a person
for any iniquity,
…………………….except
in the absence of physical evidence,
and they should always be regarded skeptically

 

Luke 7:41, 42: Twenty-First Century Edition

There were certain creditors
who had debtors that should not have been lent to,
and when the debtors had nothing to pay,
the creditors frankly forgave them their debts
and waited for the government bailout

Michael Ceraolo is a 56-year-old retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet from Ohio who has had one full-length book (Euclid Creek, from Deep Cleveland Press) and a few shorter-length books published, and has a second full-length book, Euclid Creek Book Two, forthcoming from unbound content press.
These two poems are from Twenty-First Century Editions, re-writings of various literary, political, and religious writings for the 21st century.