Tag Archives: politics

How to Create a Killer

How to Create a Killer It’s easysubtract kindnessadd grievanceleave a trail of bloodin the television spotlightred as maple leavesin autumn

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Fraiku: Supreme Court

How many maidensmust we sacrificeto satisfy your dogma?

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The Last Provocation

For today’s prompt, write a The Last Blank poem.Write a poem in exactly 62 words using the word “Provocative”. The Last Provocation They say the best wayto stop being bulliedis to punch him in the nose. They say to give … Continue reading

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The Bees and the Bushes

For today’s prompt, write an organism poem. The Bees and the Bushes This bumble bee couldn’t care lessas I watch him work the blossoms.I stretch my aging back and noticethere are dozens of bees bumbling. Over the distant fields I … Continue reading

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A Planet-Shaped Vase

For today’s prompt, write a breaking poem. A Planet-Shaped Vase On a no school snow dayplaying ball in the houseI broke a fancy vase Instead of attempting repairwith cartoon cow glueI found my father’s hammer Smashed the shardsenjoying the crack … Continue reading

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Fraiku: We never learn

The same moon sets in the twilightof Moscow and Washingtonof Kiev and Kabul

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Agent of Empire

Agent of Empire I tried to change the systemfrom within. I failed. Our Empire is not easily turned.We’re not a kayak on a lakewhere dipping a paddlebrings new direction. We’re an ocean container shipthat doesn’t notice heavy seasand plows heedless … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Politics

When conservatives claim government is brokenThey aren’t complainingThey’re bragging

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Pity the Dupes

Pity the Dupes Lied to by their heroesfed fake news by their mediaencouraged by corporate shillsto destroy the democracythey think they’re defendingwith their flags and guns They are the mislead minoritythe easily manipulatedbut this time instead of fadingback into a … Continue reading

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It doesn’t take a weatherman…

It doesn’t take a weatherman… An inch of pure snowfirst of the seasonpromised by local newsmore interested in clicksthan accuracy Early January snow forgivescovers a multitude of sinsleaving the world freshbeautiful as a crystalready for new growth But the anger … Continue reading

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