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

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Can you get my point and drift?
It’s in my free verse and also rhyme.
They say ‘Life’s a beach’
I say, “All the time” 
and there’s a beach for everyone, and all!
It accepts incoming the tidal withal.
From flotsam floating of every noxious kind,
Where you will beside the innocent the toxic find,
From grass,to plastic, garbage bags and all,
also the rancid sewers dark outfall,
And  I see the littered beach 
All covered & disfigured, spit headland and shoaly reach,
Then raised up with rampart fey
 the most humongous tidal wave
And it is definitely and gravely shoreward bound,
Oh dear Lord, have mercy, I say,
For all of those who live nearby, and in the way
in Their lowly shed or fancy high-rise buys,
Already they suffer to live near this
Please avert your catalyst
 oh!‘No’ says God, its course will run
 its bounds and goals are set
As I set everyone,
Too much for me! my eyes I close
i just won’t look at scenes (that I suppose)
i await the crash! its deafening loud, 
and I imagine the chaotic screaming crowd,
I wait ….. I wait….now look I must!
Before cold melts ice and rust becomes dust.
And What! before mine eyes a sight,  the beach,
All pure grains of white, (are seen) 
against verdant mounds of beryl green 
The background sheds and townscape now stand serene;
The wave was a vision of God’s cleansing hour
Wrapt in an instant of unbridled power.
For the antiprigoligarchist was sent, 
And the veil of worldly waste was rent.
There also is a literate beach
Where the antiprigoligarchist will also reach. 
As antidote for pedantic bias, attention & thought
And scalar vision with true value nought 
so with devoid headway misused opportunity
and selfish sway away! and 
before the drift becomes a roar, better to 
Clear such wasted ways from the literary shore.

Copyright © Joe Maverick

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  1. Date: 6/15/2012 5:00:00 AM
    yes the same today, things still in disorder, thoughts are deeds, reminding needs, till cleansing is the order...

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 8:02:00 PM are blessed with an uncanny insight, Joe. A "scalar vision", indeed. Destruction from that compromising 'wave' of great magnitude and proportions, was not within your realm to relay a clear warning. For, as you'd written, " 'No' says God, its course will run". "God's cleansing hour", may it have people think of what they do or aren't doing. Wishing you and yours the best, Joe! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Is the literary world becoming this poor? The more liberal we become, the more open we become to other ideas, but also, the more abusive of that openness the literary world becomes.

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 6:53:00 AM
    Oie!! I didn't know the meaning of "antiprigoligarchist", so I looked it up, now I don't feel so dum after all.:) Was my time to smile at myself, Joe! Great imagery with a sound "scalar" basis, here! BTW...come closer gingerbreadman! Wishing you and yours the best!! Mikki

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 8:01:00 PM
    a very creative and well written piece of poetry Joe,enjoyed reading it. thank you for commenting on Someting Beatiful. and for your support.

  1. Date: 3/12/2011 8:38:00 PM
    wow mighty strong poem Joe,, love it.... really im adding this to my favorites... i love it... take care f yourself...p.d.

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 5:45:00 PM
    Poetry Soupers the piece here is only my take on some inspiration i had! it is not aimed at anyone, anymore than it is aimed at me, i am always looking for a different way of presenting my writes, i am most impressed with poetry soup and want to be an asset, not a detriment, best wishes to all of you!Joe.

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 12:48:00 PM
    A real interesting and insightful piece Joe :)

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 10:27:00 AM
    There really is a lot of literary waste to clear from the shore Joe. I am more concerned about the litter on the streets and beaches though. Great poem! Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 7:59:00 AM
    Great phrases here, Joe - and thanks for your kind comments : ) Jack

  1. Date: 3/5/2011 7:03:00 AM
    Joe, you have quiet a linguistic application here. I love the phrase "As antidote for pedantic bias..." I wish you well in your poetry. Thanks for your comments on my Websteristicinnovatistic poem.

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:33:00 PM
    Was this one in Paula's contest?

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:32:00 PM
    oops, I commented on the "clone" of this one. You should delete that other one that got put up. well, you can read my comment on your other post of this poem. I just went to google your title, thinking it would be helpful to know that word, and it's only YOU there in google under that word. heehee! you little rascal.

  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:44:00 AM
    Interesting work..I like the part about the literate beach...Glad that I chose this one to read today.Thanks for stopping and commenting on my work ...Sara

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 4:26:00 PM
    Your description of the beach and condos as the tidal wave is approaching is awesome. We do see some litter on the beaches here, but for the most part they are clean. I had no idea what to expect when I read the title, but I love the way you related the worldly waste to the beach. The last two lines really bring the message home to "the literary shore" on Poetry Soup. Brilliant free verse, Joe! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 1:11:00 PM
    Very nice poem Joe...Jimmy

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 12:58:00 PM
    explosive expressions both earthy and divine, joe.... your amble pen drips in diverse ink..:) huggs, nette