songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

ELVIS

THUS  SPRACH  ELVIS

On January 14  1973  Elvis Presley in a

bejewelled white pantsuit strutted+sneered

his way through the 1st concert via satellite

in history   He was 38  newly bloated  & deep

into Demerol+Dilaudid    His image  jolts the

mind: a caged tiger  a stuck bull   Fallen secular

God  of America     Simpler times?

 

Today is also one of historical note  3 million copies

of Charlie Hebdo with the Prophet Mohammed on it’s

cover (He is Charlie too)   The caption reads: All is

forgiven  While in Germany (where Elvis was stationed

in WWII)  thousands march against Muslim immigrants

It seems that we are heading into  familiar territory

 

Is Joe Muslim the new whipping boy?

Does the weight of the past teach us nothing?

How much do we love this 21st Century?

 

It’s fortunate that the guillotine is no longer in effect.

(Globe & Mail editorial  January 15, 2015)

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elvis soldier

 

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally

discover everybody’s face but their own.

Jonathan Swift  18th C

 

 

Winter  2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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