Monday, June 1, 2020

JUSTICE

Time for Quadrille #105.  Linda
offers the phrase “Cry havoc. Let slip
the gods of war” which seems appropriate,
 and asks us to use the word “slip” or a
form thereof in our poem of exactly 44 words.
I write with heavy heart, my city one that
experienced riots, and our demented
president only rattles sabers.  .

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JUSTICE

death wearing blue
shaming his brothers
racism unveiled
some watched
letting slip the
beast of discontent
anathema in city streets
                opportunistic thugs                
seize opportunity to pillage
pandemic becomes
epidemic of frustration
reasoning black and white
brothers and sisters
sickened and aghast
crying for justice

19 comments:

  1. A stinging diatribe, well-deserved for the circumstances. I wish there was some kind of justice that brought the victim back to life and into the arms of his loved ones.

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  2. My heart goes out to everyone who is involved and suffering. May there be justice!

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  3. "sickened and aghast"
    The popular feeling indeed

    Thanks for dropping by my blig today Bev

    Much🌺love

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  4. You have expressed current events and it does sickened one. The plea "I can't breathe" will stay with us forever...my heart grieves

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  5. death wearing blue
    shaming his brothers

    Your opening brings shivers on how the police can act so savagely. A blot to mankind where absence of compassion and conscience seem to be the bane of those in authority. Great thoughts Bev!

    Hank

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  6. Good description of the problem that shouldn't have had to occur: "opportunistic thugs
    seize opportunity to pillage"

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  7. A sad day for our country! A double pandamic! You said it very well!

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  8. I like how you've bent the prompt to the present day. Another one we'll never forget.

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  9. Awful scenes, Judy. So much frustration and anger undammed.

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  10. Yes, so true all the chaos, now out of control.

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  11. Sadly, there isn’t much justice in the world today, Bev, but there are too many opportunistic thugs. You’ve summed it up so well in 44 words – and the phrase ‘epidemic of frustration’.

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  12. True and saddening. Powerful poem.

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  13. It is so sad what is happening and you captured it well Beverly.

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  14. Everything is becoming more and more tangled. Your words convey that feeling.

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  15. So much to worry about... I wonder if things can get any worse...

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  16. We are all crying for justice...timely write, Bev!

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