Friday, November 10, 2017

Kristallnacht - Never Again

Chelmno
1941
First
Later
Never last.
Belzec
Sobibor
Treblinka
Benign names to the western world.
Operation Reinhard.
1,526,500
Another cry never heard.
A new century now
Another millennium
But are we forgetting
Is the new wave rising?
Please
Never again.

      -- Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dreaming of Justice

Dreams are for believers.
Are there any left?
Believers…do they exist
In this world
Of justice for the rich
In this world of fair trial
Price tag $300,000
For starters
If you are lucky
Or a politician…

You choose.




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Honesty?

Honesty’s a trader
A cold callous medusa.
And On her wings,
Sits Justice unjust.
Justice for the rich
Justice for those who can afford justice
Is the lesson that honesty doesn’t pay?
Is the lesson learned that the big fish -
Even those in a little pond
Can’t be beat –
Even if
Especially if
They are evil.

     -- Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti


Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti