[The statements below have not been evaluated by any branch of the US government, foreign or domestic. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, disappearance, torture, pre-emptive bombing, DU poisoning, unlawful imprisonment, unprovoked aggression or the criminal destruction of your country by barbarians. This product is a poem. Any resemblance to reality or unreality is purely coincidental. Poet is not responsible for the effect or lack thereof on any person, place or thing, real or imagined. Poet has never met Uncle Sam; has no idea who Uncle Sam is. Poet only knows Uncle Sam is the last person in the world he'd wish to share a drink with after-hours in a dimly lit bar.]
Uncle Sam says, “I WANT YOU!”
Uncle Sam says, “I don’t think you’re listening:
I really want you…for the war on terror!”
Uncle Sam says, “Make no mistake:
I want your heart and mind, your body and soul;
I even want…your genitals!”
Uncle Sam says, “I want you completely for the red-white-and-blue;
I want you inside-and-out; I want you through-and-through!”
Uncle Sam says, “Calling anyone I can get, citizen or alien,
to wear the uniform! Life is short, the war is long;
seize the gun, splatter your face with enemy blood!”
Uncle Sam says, “Do I have to spell it out? I want terror
to improve you; I want terror to imbue you;
I want terror to move through you
like a hurricane!”
Uncle Sam says, “Burn the Constitution! That was then;
this is now…the Corporate Mafia of America!
If you don’t kill for me or support those who do,
I’ll frame you as a terrorist!”
Uncle Sam says, “The color white I decree to be an ideology:
If you’re with me, you’re white.
If you’re not with me, you’re not white.”
Uncle Sam says, “If you’re white, you really better be white.
If you’re black, you really better be white.
If you’re brown, yellow, red or green,
better be white, better be white, better be white –
or I’ll beat you, till you’re black and blue!”
Uncle Sam says, “It’s all them faggots and femmies and lefties and unions!
They brought the wrath of God against this great country.
As soon as I drain the swamp abroad, I’ll clean house at home!”
Uncle Sam says, “This is the greatest country in the world!
There’s never been a country greater!
Now go rat out your neighbor
and mind your pees and queues!”
Uncle Sam says, “What did you say, scumbag worker bee?
You want more pay? Better jobs? Good schools?
Healthcare? You want your pensions back?
Don’t make me laugh…you’re lucky I let you live!”
Uncle Sam says, “Consider the miracle of America:
Marlboro for your lungs, Miller for your liver,
Mickey D’s for your gullet and TV for your head,
two to three jobs apiece…by forty you’re as good as dead.”
Uncle Sam says, “OK, time to shut up, little maquila maggot,
and crawl back to your factory…never know
when someone might put a bullet in your head.”
Uncle Sam says, “Join a union and I’ll crush you!
Sue for justice and I’ll jail you!
Push for healthcare and I’ll break your bones!
Ask for schools and I’ll give you prisons!”
Uncle Sam says, “Better watch what you say! Don’t ever cross me…
I’ve killed before…and I’ll kill again…”
Uncle Sam says, “Be scared, terrorized and afraid! Be out of your mind
with fear! We need more bombs. A billion dollars a day
for death is not enough. Death and bombs! We need
Uncle Sam says, “My god is bigger than your god…what I say goes!”
Uncle Sam says, “Wanted dead or alive:
The leader, group or government of any nation
that fights back, while I bomb it into civil war
and steal that country’s wealth!”
Uncle Sam says, “Let me be very clear:
When I come to rob you in broad daylight,
you better gimme all you got –
or goon squad special forces
will kill you in the night!”
Uncle Sam says, “Suffer the little children to be blown up by me!
What good old-fashioned fun to mutilate
and mangle third-world children’s limbs!
You gotta hurt ‘em while they’re young.”
Uncle Sam says, “Power is my aphrodisiac and violence
is my sex life. Have you never heard
of Kissinger and Albright? Yes, the price is worth it.
I get off on shock-and-awe, consigning thousands to their death!”
Uncle Sam says, “Methinks I am insane,
or addiction has destroyed me,
but greed is all I know, and god I want
the world and all its resources,
its trapped and helpless people,
to pillage, rape and plunder,
to do with as I please –
and then for them…to worship me…
Yes, for I am Uncle Sam, Uncle Sam I am!
And if you try to keep it from me,
I just might nuke you while you sleep!”
Uncle Sam says, “If by now you aren’t convinced
I’m a psychopathic killer
as crazy as they come –
you too must be insane!
O god, why can’t I change?”
little big pine
los angeles county
april moon 2006
Little Big Pine: citizen, patriot, poet; may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.