Democracy

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on the march through time
a complicated history
dreams morph to nightmares –

these tangled footprints still lure
in dreams in faraway lands

Pat R

1/20/20

 For Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #289 Dream&March where the prompt words are “Dream & March”

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For Eugenia’s Challenge where the prompt word is “Complicated”

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For Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is “The Dream”

War – Poetics Bold Tribute

…”Quaint and curious war is!”

Sons and daughters one and all
Go forth and live your young lives

As now, leaders who declare war
face each other like jousting knights
The rest of us shall stay home and place bets

Pat R

1/17/18

Inspired by:

“Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You’d treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.”
⁃ Thomas Hardy
from, ‘The Man He Killed’

For dVerse Poets Pub