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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Unlikely Deplorable




Unlikely Deplorable

Damn I’m growing tired of deplorable
depressing my soul with a try to tamp
out the spark of light and hope and yet-
And yet, ain’t it something that deplorable
lights the fire to the straw, puts a spring in
our step and rushes us together - faces bright –
voices loud in righteous outrage - Standing together
without guise to smite the hatred deception, division
and oh the denial -Ah deplorable you unlikely champion –
I throw you in a basket over our shoulders and toss chunks
of you colored with the shimmering impenetrable dye of red,
white and shining blue… until those that would writhe
hatred around the flagpole – slither from their skins
dissolved.



12 comments:

  1. WOW! Stellar. I love the idea of throwing a deplorable over one's shoulder, tossing out chunks of red, white and blue. It is time to stand up for unity, abhor division, for sure. No good ever comes of a divided citizenry.

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  2. This piece of poetry, for me, exudes patriotism, with such a powerful ending; I did enjoy reading your poem.

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  3. These are depressing and confusing times, that's for sure.

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  4. Sometimes adversity can bring us together - I surely hope it succeeds in overcoming what is a very daunting prospect for red, white and blue

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  5. Such a strong emotion in this... you just wish you could be rid of the deplorable in the right way

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  6. A suitable fate for hatred writhers!

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  7. Damn, I am getting tired of 'deplorable' too. And sometimes there is truth in words spoken, and recently there seems to be a lot of truth in saying it just as it is!!

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  8. From thousands of miles away across the ocean I take it the upcoming election is stressing you out! It does me too and don't even get to vote.

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  9. colored with the shimmering impenetrable dye of red,
    white and shining blue… until those that would writhe
    hatred around the flagpole – slither from their skins
    dissolved.

    Such a powerful close!!

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