Monday, February 27, 2017

Witness









Witness me in everything
in rapture and abyss
God alone in sight
judges my dissonance.
© Natala Orobello

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hail Trump



The rise of Trump reminds me much of the rise of Stalin who said, “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” And, let us not forget Hitler’s belief that, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”


Many Americans did not vote for Hillary Clinton because of the email scandal and the Bengasi Attack. Few of these Americans took the trouble to learn the facts, but that’s past history; she’s not our president. Donald Trump is. Here’s what I learned about him during the campaign. Everything he accused others of doing, he did first. “Crooked Hillary” was his code name for her while he kept his tax records a secret, asked Wiki leaks to leak some more emails of hers, and plotted her demise with emails being found one week before the election, later proved unimportant. “Lying Ted” was another method of removing the attention from his lies to someone else. What did he lie about? Check Politifact to learn that he lied over 70% of the time during the campaign and continues to lie as president. “Fake News” to all media as he sets up his version of Fake News, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Trump believed and stated that if Hillary won the election was rigged. I believe that he did rig the election, once again taking the mirror away from his face and placing it in front of someone else, Hillary. How did he rig the election? How about the leaks? How about the lies? How about the last minute attack by the head of the FBI? How about the obvious affiliation with Russia?


Americans were promised a return to a Great America. I’m not sure what that means anymore. Great for whom? It is obvious it is not great for our farmers, our immigrants (legal or not), our free speech (when all who speak against him are accused of being part of fake news), not for women, blacks, Jews, or minorities when you have someone like Steve Bannon looking over Trump’s shoulder and helping him write policies.


Hitler’s economy rose exponentially during his first years in office much like our Stock market reflects the rise of our economy; however, let us not forget where Germany gained his figures through the annihilation of an entire religion, the forced labor of many young men, the elimination of women in the workforce, and the rise of his military regime. Trump is deporting many Mexican workers, so who will work the farmlands? Who will work the roads? Who will mine the coal? Will our young men be told that there is work to be done and forced to work? Will our workforce dwindle because everyone will be put to work regardless the lowly level of the job? Like Hitler will America try to decrease importation and exportation? It sure sounds that way.


My concern is that few who voted for Trump researched anything. They voted based on his propaganda of how he would make America Great Again. They did not research his business dealings or his past regarding blacks, Mexicans, and other immigrants. They did not think hard on his opinions regarding women or his opinions regarding Putin and Russia. They did not think that repealing ACA (Obama Care) would mean a loss of their insurance. They did not think that friends of theirs would not be allowed to reenter our country even if they were legally here. They did not think…


 


 








© Natala Orobello

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Love











My love is diversified
It’s mystified by years of
pain and joy combined.

My love requires much attention
in the give and take emotion
Of learning truth.

When I look into the soul of love
I see bright red outlined in white
Intensity of passion so bright!

When I look into God’s masterpiece
the goodness possible, I believe
paradise found in the heart of love.
                                                    © Natala Orobello

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Nightmare







Last night I dreamed a war had begun
I dreamed dust and clouds around the sun.
My family was with me, weeping in fear as
we packed our bags for higher ground.

Traffic was heavy so travel was slow
we talked of the past and of tomorrow.
It seemed our horizon was dim at best
our climb to the mountain a survival test.



We passed by cars with signs for TRUMP
Inside passengers were crying, ENOUGH!
Airplanes flew toward foreign seas
as missiles exploded on yonder trees.

We had voted for a GREATER tomorrow
yet we were given infinite sorrow.


My dream made me cry but not for me
it made me cry for the uncertainty -
of where we are and where we will go.

I wept for my children and their children too
I  wept for decisions made by emotional fools
who believed the fallacies of the Devil's tool.
© Natala Orobello