Common Sense

penny-2-1240637-640x480This morning’s Living Poetry Monday Poetry Prompt was to write a “common sense” poem. Here’s what I produced.

Common Sense

We assume rational actors
take the political stage
after a thorough vetting
by the American media
and our registered voters

yet something’s gone awry
when a vast minority
consistently elect
blatant con men
and proven liars

to cut funding
from public schools
so future generations
have even less
common sense.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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