Social Work-Out

The curious thing about social work
is the contradiction contained therein.
The cognitive dissonance drives one berserk.
(but NEVER refer to the issue as sin).

While family breakdown compounds and surrounds us,
the more our employment remains secured;
while the plight of society grieves and confounds us,
pragmatic self-interest will have the last word.

Ironic scenario: death by success.
when our methods empower, we’re out of a client…
there’s always behavior we need to address
as we challenge – yet keep them compliant.

Their full liberation would make us superfluous –
(service-bureaucracies bank on dysfunction)
dependence for them means more case-numbers for us
while programs roll on, overriding compunction.

L.B.J’s Great Society, founded in charity,
morphed and devolved into mamas on welfare;
enabling breakdown, promoting disparity
(taxpayer-funded entitled class-warfare).

 

Social Work-Out

The curious thing about social work
is the contradiction contained therein.
The cognitive dissonance drives one berserk.
(but NEVER refer to the issue as sin).

While family breakdown compounds and surrounds us,
the more our employment remains secured;
while the plight of society grieves and confounds us,
pragmatic self-interest will have the last word.

Ironic scenario: death by success.
when our methods empower, we’re out of a client…
there’s always behavior we need to address
as we challenge – yet keep them compliant.

Their full liberation would make us superfluous –
(service-bureaucracies bank on dysfunction)
dependence for them means more case-numbers for us
while programs roll on, overriding compunction.

L.B.J’s Great Society, founded in charity,
morphed and devolved into mamas on welfare;
enabling breakdown, promoting disparity
(taxpayer-funded entitled class-warfare).

 

Poetry is Dead: WTH Happened?

The current culture of instant memes, meaning and 30-second bites of information is forcing readers to abandon anything that involves several reads. Poetry needs to simmer, and today’s society only accommodates things that can be thrown into the microwave for a few seconds and then consumed on the drive to work. We have mobile phones, social networking sites and a lot of other distractions to fill our time. All that is left of poetry in the mainstream media is pop music, which can be overly stylized. Poetry has a meditative aspect to it. It’s about taking a poem and going somewhere quiet to mull it over. People are no longer interested in that, their attention spans crave constant stimulation.

 

Daniel Zomparelli

Gloomy, Elitist and Irrelevant

Most people also have a narrow definition of poetry.
When told that poetry can include rap, football chants and verses in greeting cards, they become more supportive of the medium. […]
The public has a problem with the image of poetry. It was often perceived as out-of-touch, gloomy, irrelevant, effeminate, high-brow and elitist. […]
Amongst the general public, contemporary poetry had an even more negative image.
On first reflection it was commonly perceived as inaccessible, complex and lacking rhyme and rhythm.

Full article by David Lister HERE