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Below is the poem entitled Infringements which was written by poet Mark Goodson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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These are some but there are many
Having rights infringed upon
Like noisy people before a game
When the National Anthem is sung
Seated not standing-they laugh-running all about
Perhaps they realize not the cost nor care to find it out
Or a constitutional citizen who speaks of freedom’s liberty
Then cries out loud- as a bleeder- against leadership’s way
For when it’s time to turn out- he having never voted to this day
Or the thief who sneaks about my home dealing my earned things
Once when caught- feels captured remorse -adjusting my college ring
Or the school student that stays in trouble almost every day
He loudly distracts my poor little Johnny who wants to make all A’s
Or the commercialization of consumer products viewed as pretty and fat
But when I get home and open it up – it seems empty and flat
Infringements all- which spit upon my face- pass me a towel please
First-Help me Lord-it’s stuck so deep- to remove my own eye’s beam 

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  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:47:00 PM
    The times have changed and I fear not for the better. Well the US is only in it's 20's and hasn't really grown up yet. Do you think it will make it to it's 30's? I enjoyed your poem. Well thought out and well written. TLee

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 2:37:00 PM
    a bold write that leaves me in awe.. so well scribed with insights that need reflection, mark... let's hope we go back to the basics of life..:) huggs!

    Goodson Avatar Mark Goodson
    Date: 3/25/2012 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your comment Nette. I don't always agree with what others do or say and I'm sure the same applies towards me.
  1. Date: 3/24/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Agree ....... well done Mark. Have a lovely weekend. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 8:45:00 AM
    This one is very nice. A real example of a flawless poetry. Write on please. Thank you for so sweet comment on my poetry, these are my required on the way of poetry.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:50:00 AM
    This poem is so true and as I grow older seem to shake my head more and more. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:50:00 AM
    I am enjoying reading poetry this afternoon. I am happy yours was one that I was able to read today. The weekend is here and I must also make time for my family life. I will be back on Monday as usual and I wish you a beautiful weekend filled with renewed inspiration Mark. Love, Carol

    Goodson Avatar Mark Goodson
    Date: 3/23/2012 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol. Have a great wk end with your family.