To Those In Office

Such power Is not a gift To be used freely It comes With a price And it's for you To decide Who must pay it   Can you handle Such grave Responsibility?   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: gift

Hysteria

Hysteria sweeps Across the nation Driven by fear Of a new contagion Panic spreads Faster than the infection Fuelled by the media And its appetite for destruction Of humanity   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: country

Broadcast Live

I wish life Were a movie I'd yell cut We'd end the take Right here Have a break While my big mistake Is removed from the tape   I'd practice my lines And make damn sure I got them all Memorized And fresh in mind   But no such luck In real life When I [...]

Take Me Back

I want to find a place In this world Where I can feel at home I want to find a face That I can wear And feels like my own   I want to find my people All so different No-one feels like a clone I want to stand In a crowd Where I don't [...]

Vultures

Death Draws them in The smell Of blood Calls them To feast Tear flesh From bone Gorging On every sinew Every fibre Leaving nothing For their family To mourn   Vultures The media I can't tell the difference Anymore   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: vulture

Gatekeepers

More and more I see them The Gatekeepers Trying to keep the rest of us In line Proclaiming those Who break their rules Unwelcome In the #WritingCommunity (and #PoetryCommunity)   Why can't they just fuck off?

Zoo

Why do we Place ourselves In a zoo Cage ourselves For the enjoyment Of others Force ourselves To perform Just so we have scraps To eat At night?   And why do we When that life Grows old And tiresome Do we find escape In doing the same To others?   Response to the Word [...]

Our Esteemed Leaders

They bury their heads In the sand As their kingdoms Collapse For what they cannot see Must not be real They tell themselves In the dark Barely clinging On to power As their subjects Barely cling To life   Response to the Word of the Day Challenge prompt: kingdom

Elections

Elections Are a con   Sold to the people As a chance To have their say To choose their leader A representative On both the national And global stage   In truth They are game For the media corporations In which they compete With one another See who can spread The biggest lies And pull [...]