Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Oblivious

I'm doing poetry this month, in case you missed the first post.


Double Helix

Waiting to reach the light.


A group of people
take their grievance
and barge into the police station.
Pour out their heart 
to a deaf man with ears
and wait for the rebuttal that is always there.
Alas! Says the officer
but my hands are tied
and shoos away the crowd
their moral rights denied.
The simpletons rush higher up
the 'power' ladder. Find themselves
faced with another obstacle.
Alas! Says the magistrate.
Busy today, fix a later date.
The grieved throng toward
the minister's gate
hoping against hope 
their votes would help them today.
Alas! Says the minister
is this the way? Then to his sub-ordinates:
these people are very sinister
lock them up
these threat to peace
and announce of a job well done
of suppressing the storm before it begun.
And the innocent 
are locked behind bars
as the culprits accept national awards.

I don't usually write about politics. This is the first one. 

4 comments:

  1. I'm not into politics, bit I love that your poem gave a story (:

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  2. That is so often the way it is in politics, and fighting against big businesses too, I would say. I like your reaction choices, your poem really has nailed it.

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  3. Wow, that's a great story, even without the idea of being about politics. I love the photo paired with it too.

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  4. it's so frustrating when the people's voice is not take seriously. Great job.

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