Poem… hypocrisy in america

Peace is the answer. hypocrisy in america is not meant to justify violence, but to condemn the country’s greater hypocrisy. Peace is the answer.  –L. S. González-Acevedo

hypocrisy in america

–june 2, 2020–
springfield, ohio

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

in 1776, the riot was white
and called “revolution”
but when the plight
has color, the fight against oppressing institutions
is called “riot”
when the struggle is white, its warrior is a patriot
and an anthem is worshipped that reads:
perilous fight, bombs bursting in air –the poem proceeds:
their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s
pollution… the glorification of violence without regrets
when an act of protest has color, it’s a crime or treason
a president threatens the people with military action & prison
should we celebrate the fourth day of july
when the colorful are excluded?
a rational reply…
what exactly is to be celebrated?

hypocrisy in america will appear in a future book of poems & stories–

(release date | July 2021)


Poem… the problem

monochrome photo of math formulas
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the problem

–may 30, 2020–
springfield, ohio

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

many think themselves
more than they truly are:
an illusion that’s as real as elves
others think themselves
the lesser, a disillusion that leads them far
from their innate potential
sadly, few realize what they are
what’s real & special:
…to understand one’s self
the latter are the solutions
to the problems of the former
and their delusional notions
based on self-deception & disorder

the problem will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2021)–


Poema… el problema

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el problema

–may 8, 2020–
springfield, ohio

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

demasiados se estiman
más de lo que son
y con tal ilusión engañan
otros se consideran
menos, y con tal desilusión
su potencial aporte como cadáver entierran
lo triste es que pocos reconocen
su propia realidad:
los que a sí mismos se conocen
estos últimos son la solución a la dificultad
del problema que los anteriores componen

el problema será publicado en un libro de poemas e historias en julio 2021–


Poem… night king, lord of the white walkers

night king, lord of the white walkers

–june 5, 2019–
reykjavík, iceland

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

“winter is coming,”
night’s snowflakes cry.
the wicked season’s ice is roaring
as the fires die
and charcoal chills spill toward our wall.
warning: the frozen barrier will soon fall.
HBO revealed you
as we fed you and scurried to your rescue.
such unpardonable sins!
so true!
such nonsense…
making us believe you died…
you didn’t? i know!
you’re waiting for emotions to subside
but when kindness and our brains grow cold,
this and more will show
that you escaped the screen & stream,
making your way into reality.
now, you lie in wait –you fiend,
sustained by our banality.
such fun… the violence,
glorified quirks & kills,
the dulling of good sense,
–of the beautiful, of course–
not the ugly and the currency wasters.
i’m ashamed to admit that you were fun,
unlike watching the melting of glaciers.
as we approach life without the sun,
i thank you, and i’m grateful.
what? what did you say, again?
is winter still coming?
does it hope that i consent?
but it regardless shall arrive…
when this final season comes,
and with great relief the moon sighs,
when all light from humanity runs:
i beg you, Bran Stark, just say goodbye…
forget me on that night,
erase all memory of me, just let it die.

night king, lord of the white walkers will appear in a future book of poems and stories (release date | July 2020)–


Poema… español


–3 de enero de 2019–
ciudad méxico, méxico

por Luis S. González-Acevedo

desciendes del latín moribundo
tus hermanos son el francés y el portugués, entre otros
con vigor y entusiasmo corres el mundo
eres un arco iris de formas y acentos
sabroso al oído es tu tenor
cuando por labios soplan tus vientos
de tus variantes ninguna es la mejor
cada una hermosa al sonar
por lo que ninguna es peor
como los inteligentes suelen pensar
los acentos nacionales son las banderas
que a nuestra cultura dan vitalidad
hipnotizan con voces delicadas
y serán el fundamento de nuestra unidad.

español será publicado en un libro de poemas e historias en julio 2020–