Maurice Olivers Comments
These poems are from a set that was intended to have political overtones. My poetry is normally whimsical and often humorous, some may say too much so, but I often find it depressing to read a poem about someones father getting cancer or their dog getting run over by a car. Poetry doesnt have to be depressing to get the readers attention.
Each of these poems are meant to be light and airy. They are designed to require little thought. But each of them do have a message, a deeper meaning, if you will. They make fun of things most people consider important parts of life. They question our judgment and rationale in the choices me make. They scrap away the furniture veneer to reveal the fine grain underneath.