Independence Day

Independence Day,

Celebration of freedom,

It’s slipping away

With America’s blessing.

Let’s keep our heads in the sand.

We’ve handed it off

To corporations and shills

With a boldface smile.

We have no one else to blame

But the face in the mirror.

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

The Mirror Never Lies

The mirror never lies

Or so you believe.

Unequal to those on celluloid

Causing you to grieve.


Airbrushed and painted on

None of it is real.

Remove a layer, then you’ll see

What was hidden now revealed.


Ads they target girls so young

Ruining self-esteem.

All to lure those most naive

Into their their dirty scheme.


Makeup, jeans, the latest heels

Superficial to say the least.

None of this makes the girl

Instead a material beast.


Capitalist Devils take our young

And throw them in the fire.

Taking innocence and melting it down

On their greed kindled pyre.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~