He is the Power

As the crowd oo’d and ah’d
and applauded his tales of woe
and of victory over evil,
the master smiled to himself.

He is the power.
Of life with freedom
he spoke for the free
who can buy
all the tickets they desire
without paying the cost of the ride.

The blood of the young
fuels the machine
as it becomes self-aware
with the insanity of delight
over the scorched and enraged Gaia.

There is no glory in the victory
proposed and plotted
by the minions of madness
and the spawns of greed-filled lust
sweeping us beyond retreat.

Gary Wenkle Smith is a trial lawyer, practicing law in Southern California for the past 40-years. He has tried over 200 jury trials, including over 100 murder trials and other serious felonies. Mr. Smith has two published novels, The Last Midnight, and Inside the Lie, as well as Long Night of the Soul, a book of poetry, verse and other writings. He has also published This Side of Too Late, which is a compilation of articles and poems on the state of America since September 11, 2001. His latest publication is Deadly Night Shadows, a true story. He is also a painter. He is an active member of the 12-Step community. He has trained for the past twenty years at the Trial Lawyer’s College with the world-famous trial lawyer, Gerry Spence, and dozens of the best trial lawyers in America. Read other articles by Gary.