Fraiku: Gridlock

When corporations
profit more off the problem
than the solution


(On a more hopeful note: there’s an interesting call for submissions up at Whispers & Echoes. I encourage all my poetic friends to check it out.)

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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20 Responses to Fraiku: Gridlock

  1. Thank you Bartholomew. This will be my second publication by Echoes and Whispers coming up. Title “The Wedding” # 612. 😊

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  2. Here was my “Whispers and Echoes” publications!

    Rat-a-Tat-Tat-Tat – Wednesday 4th May 2022
    Early Tulips – Wednesday 11th May 2022
    Flying High – Wednesday 18th May 2022

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  3. K.Hartless says:

    I wrote my love letters to my congressman. I am now considering what sign I can wear to work next week that mentions wanting to be valued more than assault rifles.

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  4. JeanMarie says:

    Wow. Guest editor! I’m impressed. So does this mean that if I want to submit I have to write something new or dust off an old one you haven’t read? :)

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  5. berniebell1955 says:

    You’ve done it again. Spot on. Few words – much meaning.

    Have you ever come across the novel ‘Gridlock’ by Ben Elton? About petrol rather than guns – but, as with ‘How to Create a Killer’ – has varied applications.

    Do you know, I’ve only just realised that they are called Fraiku because they are posted on a Friday – maybe because I see them on a Saturday, here in Orkney. Or maybe because I can be a bit obtuse at times. I did wonder…..

    Keep on Fraiking.

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  6. Thank you Bartholomew! Nice take on your poem too!

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  7. Annabel says:

    Haha, every line poignant and classic!

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