‘Maoism’ and Other Poetry by Steve Johns The Society January 16, 2015 News of Note, 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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.