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Hidden message

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The green dollar bill
Contains a lesson for all
Who uses or spends

Hidden away silent
On its folds and its edges
Short words of caution

Lessons of learning
Delivered by the banks
In a hidden form

Prized by the many
Hoarded by the blessed few
Message for all here

The root of all evil ?
Every single greenback
Tells its own story

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Poetry Politics

Clandestine

#Fowc #Clandestine

It started discreetly

one or two

meeting in a bar

and having laughs over what they’d do

if they were in charge

A couple of weeks later

they’d found a space

away from their office

to make their plans

Back in the bar

they sought out support

some came from the rallying cry

some had to be bought

And the offices of state

were divided among all

before notifying the ministers

in a telephone call

And away from the hubbub

the cabinet and PM

unaware of the coup

as no one told them

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Poetry Politics

belligerent

#fowc #belligerent

Statesmen like ? hardly

sat by his plinth, like

someone had confiscated his toy basket

all they wanted, was the facts

all they got was bluster to the max

as the virus spreaded, and reacts

reports he wasn’t listening to

positions he stuck himself like glue

his collegues wandering what to do ?

Till one day he took to bed,

and had to listen to what the doctors said,

deputy took charge, and up to bed, he fled.

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Poetry Politics

Vapid

#Fowc #Vapid

While the man on the telly drones on

the audience sit there – in a trance

and while you scream at the TV in utter frustration

the “experts” continue – till the crowd hear another voice

Hardly the best thing to educate the mind – but lunch has been served

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Poetry Politics

Anyone

#Fowc #Anyone

The ambitious young upstart

looking at his boss

watched with envy

as the boss handed out the cash

and the rest played with their building blocks

Anyone could do that! – the upstart cried

and plotted his way to his bosses seat

sending his boss to a personal hell

and soon from his position at the top – he fell

And the upstart achieved his ultimate dream

appointing his friends to his number one team

ignoring the warnings from others around

as others in chamber just listened and frowned

And while on his pedestal – making merry and all

the one before him was having a ball

pointing the finger at the ones who did push

with cautionary words – look out for the rush

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Poetry Politics

Partisan

#fowc #partisan

I

They never were the strongarmed type

but something had to give

as a wave of protest

moved down the main street

II

The feet moved down the tarmac

from the air they looked like the sea

The sound building like a roar

passing by the windows

III

The banners moved on forward

and chanting filled the air

till brought to a halt by the policemen

those in charge – had come prepared

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Acrostic Poetry Politics

Glass Houses

An acrostic by Inky on the saying

“People in Glass Houses shouldn’t throw stones”

 

Sat in their opulence

A testimony to predecessors past

Your citizens watch – in amazement – and disgust

In the spectacle they see in front of them

No real solutions – just constant mud slinging

Gentlemen, ladies ? – noble servants of the house ? – hardly!

 

Someone younger can see the mistakes they make – but they are

Obsessed, by our foreign neighbours – ignoring the plight of the

Residents of this land – perhaps its time for a serious

Reality check.  hon. members – listen to the people and earn the right to sit the next

Year you decide to stand for office

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Acrostic Art Colours Poetry Politics

Radical Red

 

Revolutionary

an idea – that a colour could influence a change

democratic principles

inked out in radical shades of red

could it be the passions of those men and women wearing it

all across the land, that displays its colour

loud and proud ? Up and down the land ?

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Acrostic Poetry Politics

Protest

Protest

Perhaps now – the time for talking is over.

Rally the people behind you

Organise your grievances

Together, there’s enough of you to

Engage with the ones who are doing you wrong

Someone has to listen to you – and occasionally

Talk to you in order to hear your point of view.

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Acrostic Politics

Sincere

Sincere

 

Since you found the need to write it

I’ve looked over your pen – letter

Never before have I read such venom

Created by the sharpness of your quill

Even now, with your poison consumed, I question your

Real intention behind each word…Do you really care?

Expect a firestorm.