Angry Summer Sonnet


Angry Summer Sonnet

Do not put your fist
through drywall or glass.
Do not screech frustration
behind shuttered windows.

Knock on neighbor’s door.
Anger leads to action
and action to change.
Bring everyone you know.

Punch the sky.
Let the summer boil.
Make lightning fear
the thunder of our voices.

Raise those fists in defiance
and hit the streets!


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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16 Responses to Angry Summer Sonnet

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    Powerful piece!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Veronica says:

    I love the intensity of your poem, Bartholomew! Together, we can change the world.👏

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Aa'eedah says:

    I felt the angry summer! Such an intense sonnet. Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. othermary says:

    It’s long overdue, isn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Geri Lawhon says:

    We do get to the point where enough is enough. Nice piece, thanks for posting it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love these lines: Make lightning fear
    the thunder of our voices. and i visualize fist in the air.

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