A Mort Laitner Poem
A newborn found in its original fetal position screams for equality,
in a world devoid of agape.
Whose citizens lack good will
and have failed the categorical-imperative test.
A world whose leaders do not understand the meaning of consequentialism
except when ready to punish the pre-moral.
Political leaders protecting the rights of others solely out of their own
self-interest have borne
A valueless corporate society consisting of millions of “I-Its”.
Comments on poem:
“Mort, You are getting too intellectual for me!”—Elaine
“Wow Mort, You must have been in some mood!! It’s very good though.”— Martha
“Nice poem, Mort, and… thanks for teaching me a new word. Had not heard term consequentialism before…” —Avi
“Please send me poem so we can publish in the Author’s Voice.”— Evelyn
Only 7 likes on Facebook. I guess a lot of people found it too intellectual.