Ripples Crash Shorelines – IQ Test

I’m speaking with myself for one –

I have a very good brain.

I know the best words…….

Most people don’t know that.

Did you know that ?

Did You know that ?



My view matters. That’s the way it goes.

What goes around comes around –

it is a phrase we are going through,

spilling into awareness –

birds fluttering in a dry puddle.


A modest suggestion for an IQ test for those seeking to hold political office. IQ tests evaluate the ability to learn information and skills, and then effectively apply that learning to solve problems. For those wishing to hold political office, they should be evaluated for their intellectual ability to apply empathy and ethics when solving problems in an effective manner. The test should measure their understanding of collaboration, collateral damage, and the implied spaces that extend beyond any solution.



The test should give an accurate evaluation of the subject’s ability to formulate a plan , and efficaciously communicate both the plan and the underlying goals. The level of communication skills will indicate how well the message  is presented to a diverse audience.


Stepping into pool

The depth of ignorance grows –

ripples crash shorelines.


Note: The found poem, and their related images, spring from a series of statements ( repeated catch phrases ) made by President Trump  (See embedded links). This post combines found poetry, haibun and haiku. I have attempted to use the best words possible. Many thanks for your thoughts & interest. 


10 thoughts on “Ripples Crash Shorelines – IQ Test

  1. I really do hope that one day we’ll be able to look back and see this period as a short burst of collective madness that, once over, we were able to laugh at freely without a pang of fear gripping our hearts.

    At the moment every day or so brings more pangs and fewer laughs — I’m not the only one who had bad dreams about expanding mushroom clouds at the height of the Cold War — and it feels as if we’re entering if not already in those days again.

    I can’t laugh, I really can’t.

    1. elmediat

      We have gone down a dark rabbit hole. This fun-house mirror reality is becoming a more fearful place day by day. Difficult to know what to expect next and even the satire becomes hard edged and at times bitter .

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