Poem: The Division

The Division

by Robert J. S. T. McCartney

Divided we are and united we fall,
Here we stand behind this wall.
Not one of brick and mortar,
But one of mud, slinging slurs, hate, and more.

Today is the day, now more than ever,
That we should stand shoulder to shoulder and raise our fist against the order.
For they will lie, cheat us, and steal,
Like they always have; anything to make a deal.

“Divide and conquer,” that was the motto,
To keep us oppressed, apart, broken, “lead” to follow.
For so long they have succeeded,
To keep us down, battered and beaten.

Now is the time, for us to rise up,
That we will no longer be silent and told to shut up.
Corruption, hate, fear and lies; hold no place, not in my heart,
It’s time to end it before it starts.
Where color, sex, and orientation; it matters not,
It’s important to erase our mistake, our disgusting blot.

United we shall be,
With them at our feet.


This was originally published on A.B.Normal Publishing’s site.
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Robert J. S. T. McCartney's doodle of a corrupted tree on a whiteboard.

Ye Olde Doodle From Mine Noodle

So awhile back I did a drawing on a whiteboard. I felt like…hey…why not? It could be fun. See how bad I am…still. Ha! So after a few doodles, and which I erased plenty, I did this one. I have a paper drawing of it somewhere in my sketchbook from some years ago. It’s not finished, but I think when I get the chance to, I will.

So after a few doodles, and which I erased plenty, I did this one. I have a paper drawing of it somewhere in my sketchbook from some years ago. It’s not finished, but I think when I get the chance to, I will.

I think I’ll see if my one friend still has the drawing I did some years back as well. I miss that shit drawing.

Well, this is what I did. I apologize for the quality. The rest of this post was taken from my Instagram post.


Doodle that I did on a whiteboard. Look at how bad it is!

Robert J. S. T. McCartney's doodle of a corrupted tree on a whiteboard.

It’s just a tree…of life!

 

“I haven’t drawn in years. This was done on a whiteboard, and I do not like drawing on them. Obvious, yes?

If you can’t read the words in the branches, going from left, clockwise:

#Man…teeth marks
#Bribesleft rectangle (money)
#Lies
#BigCorporations
#Ignorance
#Politics
#Race
#Terrorism

The missing limb is #Peace, but it’s severed, with a white flag that says#Happy?

#Oil and #Gas run in the roots, tainting the tree, with #people being divided (amongst all these issues and more. Which is why each issue, matter, etc. keeps spreading, branching out.) We’ve polluted, infected, and have essentially, destroyed our tree. Where you see the blood drops, and the makeshift knife, we did ourselves. We cut peace out. Out of everything we could do.

The black “mushrooms” are war, famine, strife that plagues the land. What would be, should be the fruit of our efforts, just destroys us, and it all goes to the river of our deeds. The once blue river tainted with blood. The world cracked.

Unfortunately, there were no brown markers, but I would have further shown the infection spreading, in both the tree and the land.

I started on this or similar some years ago. I guess it’s time to finish it. 😉 I apologize if you can’t see it well.

#drawing #doodle