Another One!!

Another one! We are, yet again, undone. The only thing that seems to come out of these tragedies are the usual talking heads pretentiously wallowing in their fifteen minutes of fame.

The hands deep in their pockets also move the trap between their beady little eyes as they mouth platitudes and lamentations in the form of thoughts and prayers. All of which has become white noise because power takes precedent.

So, we continue to live under sinister skies raining death with nowhere to hide. Hoards of lost souls that will never again see morning. They  will never again set eyes on arcs of grass bejeweled by dew reflecting twilight. 

It is up to us to erase the platitudes and become a part of the solution. The way we do this is with our vote! These are the things they don’t tell us often enough.

Vote!

Pat

6/06/2022

For dVerse Poets Pub being hosted by Msjadeli where the topic is “How many will it take” as it relates to gun violence and mass shootings. To participate or just read go here.

Upheaval – Quadrille

Mass upheaval

A new madness on the march

intent on a deadly swath across the land.

Flexing power, thought long gone.

Terror now reins

unsettling time and space

Stuffing all through the eyes of this unforgiving storm

I wait, with tentative hopes for spring

Pat

3/8/22

For quadrille (a 44wordpoem) night over at dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt offered was “Eye”. Björn is hosting. To part take, or just read go here

Power & Allure

1
power of love
I’ve succumb to its charms
allure of the flame

2
magical powers
the allure of the moon
fairytale romance

Pat R

5/16/17

For

Colleens Weekly Poetry Challenge

&

Daily Haiku Challenge

Power & Race

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(Photo taken in my garden this past summer – gardenia & wisteria)

powerful memories
of gardenias and moonlight
the summer raced by

Pat R

11/07/16

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