#100Days100Poems Day 3

A sharp, smart jab from Margo Berdeshevsky. Poets past join her in her maddened and maddening rage.

NO PEACE IN OUR TIME, IF HE CONTINUES HIS DAYS…

                 “When reason fails, the devil helps! Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

 


A tweeter who conned to be Prez

in inaugural blitz, spat the SS’s America First

This time his baby-man voice, heard,  

his fist and the darkest of clouds merged

 

Apt portrait of liberty’s soul—fouled,

What gods are his red-hatted audience now?

 

Our nests breaking open, our world —  

watching the stage —

 

We ready the march —

mourners of courage mourners of rage

 

Not my President sung with no chorus of praise

No peace in our time, if he continues his days…

 

A tweeter who tweets like a twit

Tried taming his mockers, to wit

Mad as shit said his mockers to mocked Mr. Drumpf,

If you’d taken a jump we might yet untwist — narcissist,

might have saved our dumbed brain for a democracy, chump.

       

A tweeter who tweets in a snit 

tried taming America’s  wit,  

said his mockers, sir Drumpf undiscerning,

Yeats’s gyre is turning…

Oscar Wilde’s in the wings — live,

“The world is a stage, but the play’s badly

cast”: he’d ram your short intellect

out of your virtual rump…

 

Yet our nests breaking open, our world—  

watching the stage —

 

We ready the march—

mourners of courage mourners of rage

 

Not my President sung with no chorus of praise

No peace in our time, if he continues his days…

 

                                         © Margo Berdeshevsky 1/21/2017

                                                         http://margoberdeshevsky.blogspot.com

 

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For the first 100 days of the Trumpet administration, this blog will feature a new poem of protest, by my own hand and by others. They will be polished gems, or rough cut drafts of rage, or in process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered. If you would like to submit to this endeavor, please send an email, with poem saved as a word document (.docx) to waxyandpoetic AT gmail DOT com. All rights remain with the author. Please address any formatting preferences in your email. I will post submissions time permitting, with at least one per day. Editing will be limited to obvious errors of spelling and the like.

Read, follow, share, submit, live, love, spread light! Don’t forget to use #100Days100Poems !

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