We Turn A Blind Eye!



Drones strike nearby

Innocent children die

Widowed mothers cry

Missiles cross the sky

Our bloodlust, we satisfy

Treaties, we nullify

Israel, we gratify

Torture, we justify

The truth, we classify

Countries, we occupy

The innocent, we vilify

Murder, we glorify

The media prints the lie

Their bullshit, we gladly buy

The world, we terrify

We don’t question, “Why?”

Silently, we comply

We’ll eat our apple pie

on the fourth of this July

and drink and just get high

since freedom does not apply

And justice has no ally

We turn a blind eye

to the horrors,  we can’t deny.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland

©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Recognize yourself in this one? I am sure you do! Now, you can look away from the truth of this one if you want, but the shoe fits and you are wearing it; stupid, clueless Americans! And while I am at it, let me disabuse you of the notion that there is anything, ANYTHING at all exceptional about you, ’cause there ain’t! I do realize that since there is nothing but air in the space between your ears, you’re finding this hard to absorb. Let me make it more clear for you. You are a stupid, useless fuck! You think the world revolves around you because you are an American. Newsfuckingflash, it SO doesn’t and you are simply a piece of shit that just refuses to get flushed down the goddamn toilet despite my many attempts to flush the lot of you, down! You ain’t getting flushed for lack of my trying and that is for damn sure!


15 thoughts on “We Turn A Blind Eye!

    1. Thanks Tube! Since I’m an American shit, and I ain’t braggin’, Im just sayin’, I’m calling myself out on this one also. I don’t call nobody names that I won’t answer to and even though I know without a doubt that ain’t a goddamn thing exceptional about us filthy American shits, I want all the other American shits to know that they need to get flushed as well ’cause they ain’t fucking exceptional. They’re just shit and ain’t a goddamn thing exceptional about SHIT!

      Again, I thank you for your comment!


  1. Reblogged this on An Outsider's Sojourn II and commented:
    Read this poem, Mr and Ms Merica, and then either applaud until your hands sting, or try to hide from this hard truth, it’s your choice. But if you choose the latter, then I hope your hiding eats away at you, until you can’t stand your self anymore, and then finally have the guts to turn from your ways and stand up against this tyranny, this extreme evil!

    Excellent, amazing poem, Shelby! Spot on!


    1. Indeed! We BOTH know the answer to that and so do millions of other Americans, but they’d never admit it. I haven’t a problem admitting it. I just wish that I could say that I was shocked that I could so readily admit to knowing that this shithole has really been on the side of evil from its filthy ass birth and that is why I included a reference to Independence Day in my poem. This shithole needs to die already!

      Linda, thank you for that spot on comment! Never the shy one, are you? I love that about you!

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    1. Bless your heart too newsfortherevolution! I thank you also! I’ll be along your way shortly to read some more unpalatable home truths about this shithole called, America, filled with shits that ain’t ‘exceptional’!

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  2. This is a really well done poem and difficult to write on top of that and still have it make painful sense. Your message is clear and sadly accurate for so many of us thinking anything and anyone not America is something less. I don’t know when and if anything will ever change, but I hope it does and soon for the worlds sake. We need to become an equal part of the world community not bullying it. Great post as always Shelby.

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    1. Thank YOU Dom! Yes, it took me a couple of weeks to work this one out and I’m still not satisfied with it; ever the perfectionist, I am but many American shits need to read this one, not that it’ll do any good, but hell, I gotta fucking try ’cause I can’t turn a blind eye and that ain’t no lie!

      Again I thank you because you would know how hard this one was to put together, if anyone would but it seems everyone that commented realized that much effort went into the penning of this one.


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