"Map of the Inferno" by BoticelliThree Poems on the Brainwashing of America by Joe Tessitore The Society August 2, 2017 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 8 Comments I. My brain just came back from the laundry they tell me it’s perfectly clean and it’s thinking the way it’s supposed to though I’m not really sure what they mean They tell me I shouldn’t be troubled not really a cause for concern my sessions are soon to be doubled and there’s nothing they can’t make me learn They tell me I’m doing quite nicely better than they would ever expect pretty soon I’ll be thinking precisely with a brain that’s politically correct II. “Who is that’s knocking at my door?” __“It’s the thought police and you know what for!” “Have mercy please, I’m old and daft!” __“It matters not, you get the shaft!” “I don’t remember what I did!” __“We found the thought you thought you hid!” “Remind me then what that might be!” __“You thought you lived in the Land of the Free!” III. If you’re looking to reinforce your views If you’re not into facts but obsessed with clues If reality bores you and gives you the blues Then you know the channel that you must choose While l hit the couch and cop me a snooze And you watch my share of weapons-grade news. Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE: 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 email@example.com. 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. 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) 8 Responses Father Richard Libby August 2, 2017 Well done, Mr. Tessitore! Reply Joseph Tessitore August 2, 2017 Thank you Father Richard. Here’s another I think you’ll enjoy: Holy Communion As I consume You Lord please consume me In the fire of your love And may I always be An undying ember Forever aglow In the warmth of the peace Only You can bestow Reply Father Richard Libby August 2, 2017 WOW! That’s terrific! Congratulations! Sally Cook August 2, 2017 Beautiful! Rose Marie Luther August 2, 2017 I have Holy cards that I have made of Joseph’s prayer. I distribute them to people at the hospital where I distribute Holy Communion and also it gives great gifts to children receiving their First Holy Communion. If you would like, I can send you a few if you can e-mail your address. Thank you, Rose Marie Luther Reply Sally Cook August 2, 2017 Great idea. I would like some cards. Don’t know how to request them w/o publishing my e-mail… Sally Cook August 2, 2017 Joe, I like your poems very much. Please let us see more. Reply Joe Tessitore August 2, 2017 Dear Sally, Thank you very much! I’ll be submitting three more shortly to The Society. Joe Reply 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.