Propriety demands - we do not speak
Of others, either strong – or weak
Lest in the foray of the quest
Insiders, fall from grace, of safety’s nest
Take residence alongside taloned beast
Intent on making you the winner’s feast
Cloned puppets denying there are strings
Surrendering their truth to cell phone rings.
John G. Lawless
for Judy Konos
How’s Your Acrostic? contest
Copyright © John lawless
I s a child to be heard?
N o one answers, as usual. The silence is slowly killing me.
S orrow, misunderstanding and these mourning memories,
I s this the way it is supposed to be? Since that fateful day, I have been a
G irl, lost in a whirl of tragic past, calamitous present and the fear of having no future,
N ever have I known what "family", "friends" or "fiends" mean, for
I have never made or heard of any.
F or I am thirteen, just as inconsequential as a dwarf planet, amongst boundless galaxies.
I live in misery, why won't anyone listen to me? I may be young, but I
C an converse, listen and see, and I
A m as normal as you are. So why
N ot give me a chance to prove myself?
C an you ever give me a listening
E ar? Is a child to be heard?
Copyright © Ashley Ho
P roposals of ferocity
R eciprocity not dichotomy
O bession with Nationality
P ain of need causality
A nger at villains not “our kind”
G overnment control for all time
A lliances of “have’s”, corporate crime
N etworks owned, political grind
D emocracy; sought, search, FIND!
A ll this spells PROPAGANDA
Control of our minds.
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi
Can't they understand that its just too much
You post or tweet but what you write you watch
Bullied by lawmakers into censoring one's post
Exactly the thing that we hate the most
Reason flew away when they made this law
Carelessly ignoring that it has a flaw
Reminding us of the days of Proclamation 1081
Ignorant lawmakers forget that those days are gone
Mindless of the freedom of speech that it would kill
Entirely forgetting that this is against Juan's will
Lawmakers who passes law but does not think
Adieu to you for your careers will stink
Wait for the next elections and watch your vote count sink
A new law against cybercrime was passed in the Philippines and it took effect last Oct.3.
This law includes a very vague section against libel and in effect it is going to curtail online freedom of speech or expression. Filipinos are against it and are clamoring for an amendment. If you are wondering about the name juan which was used in this poem then I'd like to inform those from different countries that Juan refers to the Filipino people.
Copyright © John Boak
N – either one of his parents
E - nvisage the route he would take,
L - eaving behind the security of a place called home,
S - earching for that elusive freedom
O - nly a few had the joy to experience
N - ever shying away from a challenge
M - aking the decision to give up his “freedom”
A - lbeit with rudiments, pursuing a dream, many dreamt but
N - ever had the tenacity to turn into reality,
D - arkened days with years of imprisonment followed
E - arnestly trying to convince the world that,
L - isting people differently, because of skin color build
A - nimosity and negate the fruition of freedom…
*This young man will turn 92 on Sunday, 18 July 2010*
Copyright © Wilma Neels
Idealism gone. Work ethic deleted
No concept of service. Patriotism defeated
Continual bulls**t. Same mistakes repeated
Undermine the people. Honesty unseated
More concerned with his wallet than the poor
Believes he’s owed a king’s lifestyle and more
Allowing terrorists inside our shore
Never attempting to do what he is paid for
Taking from the people. Watching liberty crack
Smiling at the Camera while breaking the nation’s back.
NO MORE INCUMBANTS!!
TWO TERM LIMIT- ONE IN OFFICE AND ONE IN PRISON.
Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.
Senate and the House of representatives make up congress.
Exactly so why is one more important than other for progress.
Now fight divided, seems like a game of chess.
All were elected by the people, this we must express.
Tell them to fight for the people, big business suppress.
Embrace, oath they took, procure and acquiesce.
Copyright © cecil hickman
Sucking the lifeblood out of our nation
Overseeing their dependency creation
Contempt for those who have incentive
Ignoring ideas that are inventive
Assassinating common sense, instilling fear
Listen to the people but refuse to hear
Insisting it is all for our own good
Suppressing achievement as they knew they would
Twisting the truth is what they do so well
Sending our nation to a man made hell.
Quote from the idiot Speaker. “Who needs God when we have the Democrats.”
If we reelect them, then we deserve what we get.
Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.
W ayfaring soldiers on both sides believing the other to be depraved
A trocities crucifying unborn generations
R uinous idealisms exchange catastrophic pleasantries
Copyright © Abe Lopez
M isemployments historically abound,
I nterestingly enough, where no politicians are found.
S light of hand and twist of fact,
E nergies are wasted on the wrong tract.
M ost often there’s an underlying cause,
P reaching its’ worth won’t get any applause.
L essining the risk has no economic appeal,
O thers try repeatedly to obscure the deal.
Y ears go by with ever increasing investment,
M any troops are lost by political impressments.
E nter NOT some rhyme or reason,
N otwithstanding might be accusations of treason.
T here is one axiom to be used in order to win,
S urely we should remember, it’s harder to get OUT than IN!
For the acrostic challenge contest.
This in no way should cast any aspersions of our brave men and women in service.
God bless them all!
Copyright © John Trusty
Partisanship hinders compromise
Oblivious voters put cronies into power
Likeability trumps substance
Idiotic commentators bicker
Tension builds amongst the people
Idealouges pollute the system
Charming individuals manipulate
Society falls apart
Copyright © Dustin Craig
For every woman, man, and child have the
Equity in this
Our lives, as liberated, co-depends on these truths.
Mighty we are as a country.
Strong in protecting our home front.
Crisis we have overcome.
Allegiance to our native people we must continue to know.
Love for the United States of America has been shown.
Longevity forever endured.
****Have a safe and enriched 4th of July!****
June 29, 2015!
Copyright © Verlena S. Walker
Spring Summer Autumn Winter Acrostic Poetry.
Seeking political office is getting hard,
Party politics needs more vigor in this regard:
Republicans must try more to deliver their views
In order to organize the people, without any excuse;
Nowadays, Democrats are getting stronger, after
Gaining control of the White House and the Senate altogether.
Some people think, and it's a true fact, that
Unless Republicans try to review their policy tact,
Many of their seats will be lost in congress,
Mainly some seats in the Senate, also some of the seats they control
Especially in the House: they will have to review and
Revise their conservative norms, regarding Immigration Reforms.
America needs a strong leader
Under the present day economic conditions
To lower the country's debt of over 14 trillions dollars:
Until and unless we try to cut down spending and
Most of us try to reduce excessive wastes,
No amount of effort will save the country from disaster.
We the people think that
In this country it was
Never the right thing,
To increase excessive spending,
Even if we could afford to spend it.
Responsibility lies in all of us to reduce the nation's debt.
Copyright © Mya Thein
Over the civil right movement,
Copyright © Studento1 Independant
Multi Ethnic Monarch
Get it together they all say
On labours path they have come to stay
Down the social they all prey,
Social security we drew today.
Awkward stress across streets
Voice aloud a shuffle a push,
Enter violence on this day
The day our nationals were blown away.
Holding onto life’s grip, forever free
Ethnic people we will be, the British ethnic minority
Queuing depth behind banners trod,
Unbeliever the action faced
England’s police in disgrace.
Ever present the cloud of doubt
No voice now there is no shout.
Copyright © Paul Smith
Goodness knows the greed involved
Unwilling to admit, unable to proceed
Life on this fragile rock totters
For we have never fouled the nest like this
Oceanic trauma, on a voyage, east then north
Ice, blue-clean, beauty, dead before the march of black gold
Listing heavily to one side, we're taking on what used to be only water
Smug arrogance put us here
Plans within plans have failed
Ill-gotten were the riches, ill-tended were the fields
Laddie, grab a pail and bail for all you're WORTH!
Let's just all hope they're not setting the price on that too!!!!
Copyright © Jim David
R APING FREEDOM
R UINING THE LIVES OF
I NNOCENT PEOPLE
Eric (and sometimes not)
*In case this does not display correctly, you have to read the word TERRORISTS vertically
and then read the rest horizontally to see what the word means*
Copyright © Eric Nolan
N ow that the Mid-Term Elections are near
O ne of the things that we always hear
N ot one of the candidates will give his agenda
E ach one flings mud that could stick on my fender.
O h, how I wish that our process was different
F or electing those representatives who are significant.
T hough I am not enthralled by the prospect
H ere in my own way I must interject...
E lections are only won when people vote with intellect.
A ccording to most of the talking heads we hear
B oth parties have candidates of which we should have no fear.
O nly the candidates will tell you that they get a bad rap
V ery often, however, the voter is the sap ~ Yet,
E ach one of us must vote his conscience...like I just did!
Copyright © Daniel Cwiak
Right minded and amazingly
Heavenly and mostly
Energetic with honest
Opinions of love and loss
Not only to share this with those
Others who have not been to Rheonotica*
To the vast land in honor of
It's vastness of 6 feet by 2 feet
Certain people can't understand
And at our gate the line will state:
Welcome to the dream that is Rheonota.
*The state of a pure Rheonotic
Copyright © Ryan Emerald
Laudable, fine, upstanding folk.
Year on year they shoulder the yolk.
Illustrious and kind,
Noble and refined,
Genial, with no wish to provoke.
Sincere as sincere as can be.
Honest – well, as honest as me.
Intelligent and witty,
Trustworthy and gritty.
Shame all this is pure fantasy.
Copyright © David Sollis
A long time ago we were plagued with tyranny.
Freedom was their quest, ancestors won it morally.
Real freedom comes with hard work and tenacity.
Everyone wants a free ride, as is happening currently.
Each, of us is becoming an insincere, minority.
Delivering, into their hands, all the precious authority,
Our lives have become, what our ancestors, fled in posterity.
Many liberties and independence, is being taken by piracy.
Causing, loss of stability to our way of life and past warranty,
Rebellion is not needed yet, though it may become an irony.
Yes, we are allowing our choice, to be forced into conformity.
Copyright © cecil hickman
A great and noble idea to improve many ways of life,
Fiasco from the start, too big was the beginning strife.
Fairness for all was never set up within the many lines.
Only the government can create, without seeing the signs.
Republicans and Democrats, lost in a world of decline.
Democrats, Republicans, live beyond, yours and mine.
Americans need to be aware of the growing control.
Before we lose everything, including our living soul,
Listen to their arguing and noncompliance to law.
Each of them has nothing, to lose after all.
Care for them is guaranteed, after they leave.
A continuance of pay, benefits with no reprieve.
Retirement is not less in their pockets, you see.
Eternal pay received, unlike you and me.
Accountability has no meaning any more.
Culpability and more they just ignore.
Take heed Americans, or be forever poor.
Copyright © cecil hickman
Pernicious weapons shall not devastate
An unvanquishable nation, an indestructible state
Lust for blood rips thousands’ bodies apart
Each slaughtered by a master of slaying art
Salvaged from inhumanity of humankind
They rise to Heaven for eternal peace of mind
Into the air, their invincible spirits float
“Never give up”, with their blood they wrote
Eternity will witness the victory we await
Copyright © Sarah M.
Jamaica, I hear you laughing now like a water sprite's
Amplitude of songs. You splash against the shivering light,
Militant, your bold children like stars of distant nights
Awakening to dance around the peonies throbbing sight
Infinite wisdom exalt you in your intellect and your grace
Consistent in your virtues green, industrious in your place
Admiration like a candle I bring to the table of delights.
Out of Many one people, the motto of primeval unity
Utterly devoted to human justice and our equal rights
Talented and special for your freedom to humanity
Overcomer of a dark beggining, giver of dawn and dew
Fearless torch bearers of man's true democratic dawn
Mother of the Indies, nurturer of the great spiritual view
Artistically incline us that dancers will quadrille on the lawn
Nanny and Cudjoe will be sung with heroes still unborn
Yesterday's trouble too will but a sudden shred of air
Owed to you are kingdoms where your sons all toiled for
National heritage with courage when civil rights had its scar
Endowed us again with visions for tomorrow's dim despair
Prosper once more from our ingenuity and will to succeed
Emerald fields shall be then the palaces of our humble race
Offering strangers and friends nourishment where we feed
Pledge we this to you: loyalty, love, and passion's embrace
Loving you for loving us, O Island where the seven rivers roar
Eternal blessings crown your people, their toil and your shore
Copyright © L'nass Shango
Rough seas, brimmed with foam, shall rage in silent shadows now
Inconsolable love, the great oarsman is no more
Corridors of power heed this dying! void's the bow;
Helmsman gone, gone suddenly the statesman, and bleak oar
Against the breakers, parody of tyrants dooming
Reason and concord. All our weaving, our fortressing
Dented and denied, the bright unprophetic building
Canticles of prayers and praise here balmless falls
America has lost a true son whose life enthralls
Humanity around the world, the bells are pealing
Our man in the shadows had his heart ripped away
Loyalty was not enough, the white salt entered him
Broke the mast, and docked the ship amidst the far away
Rocks, call the lighthouse home, death fogs the signal, and dim
Outlook makes us take note, his task was no easy one
Ousted sanity and trust, cry now! Watch at the brink,
King ego has no friend to solace fear or atone
Embattled words and world, Richard is gone, and dreams sink.
Copyright © David Smalling
All who vote will have a kit to track their twice vote fingers
For voting jaunts are fun to do –Obama’s victory lingers
Rousing speeches move the crowds to switch their party’s stance
If there's cash it helps inspire the wild election dance
Camera cell phones all abound-- some legal and some not
And world reporters film it all— for violence sells hot
No one knows what will come next, but it will pay a lot
Politicians beat the Hague and beg for ever vote
On the stage they sing and clown and eat until they bloat
Little can be done to change the spectacle we see
Ill-fated U.N. reigns advice---it stays the same to me
Take a little glimpse of life in democratic form
Itchy teachers strike for pay and kids burn down their dorm
Clever pundits cast their views through newscasts on TV
Slow to see the world burn down in stark reality
Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop
A is for apathetic, “We all know you are!”
B is for b*tching, “Why can’t we have three cars?”
U is for the umbilical cord, you’ve never cut from Ma.
N is for neutral, “You've no guts to take a stand.”
D is for dependent, “You'll always need a hand!”
A is for angry, “Well, what else could you be?”
N is for nostalgia, cause in the past you’re free.
C is for all you children, who think they run the show.”
E is for euthanasia, how else could you get our dough.
And, all that forms abundance,
In case you could not tell?
Or went to school in Texas?
And never learned to spell.
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi
Good steward elevated by the people’s mandate
On assurances of selfless and patriotic services
Verifiable through implementation of rendered promises
Even when a term’s arrival meets nationwide turmoil
Re-strategizing can lift a country to the front seat again
And then all challenges and burdens becoming lighter and beatable
No nonsense accepted to distraught the nation’s stability
Combining all structures and powers at disposal to
Eliminate any conspiracy posing a threat to the citizenry
Copyright © Funom Makama
P eople everywhere can learn to love.
E ven as the babe sent from above.
A s we thrive so must we pass it on.
C an't we make sure bigotry is gone?
E ach of us from this day duly sworn
O n this planet we will mend what's torn.
N eed we monger war and selfish pride?
E verybody can live side by side.
A ppreciate the diversity of the world.
R each out to each other,fists uncurled.
T ake a chance on peace,not retribution.
H ope and faith just might be the solution.
for "Holiday Acrostic Challenge"
sponsored by Francine Roberts
Copyright © Deb Wilson
Intoxication.....good or bad?
Not good if you're intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol. My
Future is important to me. Young ones,
Little ones, old ones. The
United States should be drug and alcohol free,
Even if it takes a lifetime.
No one should ever do drugs or become intoxicated.
Change can happen but it starts with you!
Everyone can make a difference.
Copyright © Lynette Munich