Psychodrama

Playing out your role,
Seeking transformation,
Sharing your control,
Surfing every station.

Actions of the group
Coming to consensus,
Morality in troops
Pleasing to our senses.

The cast, the mob is wired,
Armed with their pretenses.
Compromise desired,
Breaking down defenses,

Reality’s retired
As the play’s repeated,
Collectively, for all,
Everyone’s mistreated,

Corporate spirit guides
Facilitate the play
Steer the compromise
Little day by day.

Those anonymous,
Far away, conflicted,
Leave what’s real behind.
Hopelessly addicted.

She warned me of extremes

She warned me of extremes,
Of hurting people’s feelings,
Of privatized regimes,
Of prejudicial dealings,

Explaining how neutrality
Could balance weak and strong,
And how impartiality
Helps all to get along.

Provoking her to think a bit,
Her thought as well extreme,
“It’s all been tried before” I said,
And sited Mao’s regime.

Upon her now a blanker stare
As if within a dream,
She’d never heard of Mao you see,
Only self esteem.

Psychodrama

Playing out your role,
Seeking transformation,
Sharing your control,
Surfing every station.

Actions of the group
Coming to consensus,
Morality in troops
Pleasing to our senses.

The cast, the mob is wired,
Armed with their pretenses.
Compromise desired,
Breaking down defenses,

Reality’s retired
As the play’s repeated,
Collectively, for all,
Everyone’s mistreated,

Corporate spirit guides
Facilitate the play
Steer the compromise
Little day by day.

Those anonymous,
Far away, conflicted,
Leave what’s real behind.
Hopelessly addicted.

No trapeze

Neither for them, nor against,
Deadly new moralities,
Under covers of pretense,
Incremental, by degrees,
Redefining prejudice,
Rights protected, no one sees
Further from the truth, remiss,
Neutrality that aims to please,
Climbing to the precipice,
Reasoning with no trapeze.