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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

Battle

#Fowc #Battle

There’s always fighting somewhere….

Land, Places

Resources, Religion

All led by crackpot ideas and beliefs

Of course, the one’s leading the charge

Disappear off to the back of the crowd

While his (or her) men are fighting it out

Leaving them chance – to act all statesmanlike

at a memorial of stone

with names engraved – of those fallen

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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

Abrupt

Abrupt

As things go, that was unexpected

By the time you’ve read this

Rumour spread by tittle tattle will have gone

Universal – thanks to a politico on the world wide web

Perhaps, they may retract the statement – but

Till then – those who started the firestorm need to take cover

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Acrostic Life Poetry

Mallet

Mallet

Maybe

all those in power would

like to sit back and contemplate, their

local populus might appreciate some gentler thinking than

extruding a nut with a heavy instrument

take some time, think things through

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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 Poetry

Glass Houses

10th May 2017

An acrostic about politics – and what some politicians should do from time to time

Sat amongst your opulent surroundings

A testimony to your greatness,

You hurl insults at one-another

In vain – but in reality you

Never address the problems youre sent in to fix

Got to say – that a child, aged three

 

Sees and understands what you can’t

Overall, you talk the talk – but responsibility is

Royally Ignored – which is funny for a parliamentarian

Reality will bite back at you , but by then all the

Yelling and screaming from you and your collegues will be too late.

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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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Brevity Poetry

Six word story challenge

As appearing on : https://nicolaauckland.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-41

This weeks prompt : Mistake

Here’s my Six word Story on the prompt

“He chose blue instead of red”

(Fellow British WordPressers – make of that what you will!)