‘Maoism’ and Other Poetry by Steve Johns The Society January 16, 2015 Science Maoism “Power comes from the barrel of a gun,” That was the essence of Mao’s logic. Millions have perished under his gun. What was the purpose of Mao’s logic? He claimed that he brought peace throughout the land. Did he do it for socialism’s sake? His revolutions disrupted the land So much that he had begun to forsake His duty to free those he claimed to help. Much of China’s history was destroyed; Mao didn’t do anything to help The Chinese people from being destroyed. Power isn’t from the use of the gun. China became weaker under the gun. An Ode To Internet Oh Internet, you are my best friend. You entertain me, you educate Me, you connect me to all of my friends Whom I can’t be with. Humanity’s fate Rests in your ability to perform. Commerce would fail if you were to die out. Modern man owes much of his present form To your great wonder! You give us a route For us to express our thoughts on your Waves and bring about change throughout the world! Oh Internet, you open the door for Humanity! You bring light to the world. You’re greatest thing since the printing press. Your beauty is hard for me to express. Steve Johns is a poet living in DeKalb, Illinois. Featured Image from the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.