Misinterpreted Political Satires: A Poem

Updated on April 19, 2019
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

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Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay

Sometimes while I am writing a political satire

I laugh at myself as if spotting a contradiction

because by taking it all seriously I'd be a liar

since politics to me is not more than a fiction.

I am making quite an effort to mock ranting

but then my doing it sounds like I also rant

it's like a thing I try to uproot I am planting

but to remove that impression -- that I can't.

That's where observing looks like disagreeing

to all those whose mind is in constant fight

for this is their habitual state of being

to rather notice wrong than right.

I have noticed similar with those who compete a lot

when I was displaying my usual happy disposition

it was like my rubbing-in what they haven't got

as they view all through prism of competition.

So, as I'd act as logician with objectivity in mind

ranters can't process it as my not taking the side

but categorize that like just another ranting kind

indulging like themselves in their political divide.

At this realization I am all fine with my satire

not caring anymore how else it could be seen

ignoring any interpretation that might "backfire"

according to reasoning of a political drama queen.

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Vladimir Karas


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      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        5 weeks ago from Canada

        John -- It's O.K., I didn't "analyze" that part of your comment anyway, as if to try to memorize what parties you have in Australia.

        By the way, as a teenager I used to correspond with five girls from different countries: Australia, East Germany, Canada, Indonesia, and Argentina. It was interesting to receive photos of their part of the world, and I remember all nice pictures I got from Shirley who lived in Rosebud, near Melbourne. A beautiful country with nice climate, lots of sunshine. That's what I sometimes miss here in Canada during our long winters. But then, it makes my tropical vacations more enjoyable.

        And, of course, we never even once mentioned anything like politics. Teenagers are smart creatures, John, little on a crazy side, but not as crazy as grownups could be, LOL.

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        John Hansen 

        5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        Haha I just reread my comment and the last part makes no sense, I meant to have Republicans in there somewhere...just shows my confusion.

      • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

        Vladimir Karas 

        5 weeks ago from Canada

        John --- You are perfectly right. In quite a few of my articles/poems I emphasized that I know nothing about politics -- being a political cynic and taking politics as a fiction. Nothing is real in politics, it's all a power-game between different positions, not a reflection of a logical processing of facts, where a bunch of sober adults would join mental forces to find the best rational solutions benefiting the majority of the populace. To me it looks like an immature kicking the crap back and forth propelled by sheer stubborn careerism.

        That's what tickles a satiric in me, this incredibly massive fascination with things that people know nothing about, since those most valuable data are also most classified. What comes to the public is pure fiction, a mix of some facts with their fabricated interpretations.

        None of us know how to run a country any more than we would know how to send a rocket to the moon. It's a complex crap. But people pretend to know a lot about it, just like they "know" so much about the unfathomable universal intelligence they nonchalantly call "god".

        Quite some time ago, while I wrote a piece about bitching (I meant ranting), someone told me how I was bitching about bitching. This poem is a late response to it. At time I ignored it, but now it somehow popped up in my mind.

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        John Hansen 

        5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        So let me get this right Val. You are seen as ranting against ranting. Lol. I don’t really even no what determines being on the right or left or which is which. All I know that politics in Australia is the opposite way around to the US. Our political party most similar to the Democrats is the Labor Party and that that has values closest to the Republicans is the Liberal Party, yet the Democrats are referred to as liberals and the right and the Democrats and their followers as the left so I am totally lost...lol....and guess what? I don’t care.


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