Thursday, March 3, 2016

Centrifugal Shake

This is not an earthquake.
It's the centrifugal shake
of Lincoln spinning in the sod
at what we call debate;
at the nastiness and nonsense,
the hucksters and the hate,
and what passes for Republican these days.

For Open Link Night at dVerse

19 comments:

Mary said...

The nastiness and nonsense are just UNBELIEVABLE!
Thanks for this poem!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oooh fiesty...!

Sioux said...

Sadly, you've summed up the political scene, MZ.

ayala said...

It is sad and simply insane.

Gayle Walters Rose said...

Oh, poor Lincoln...and don't get me started!

cayn said...

Woman, your brain absolutely floors me! I love the way you turned the tired "rolling over in his grave" expression on its head. So clever.

Toni Spencer said...

I am republican and am appalled at all the hate and meanness...I stood at the voting booth the other day and cried. I wrote in my father and voted for him. I keep hoping for sanity and kindness to bloom but feel the soil is too hard and dry.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, not to mention the fascism, bigotry, contempt, white supremacy, assaults on people of color, mockery of the disabled.....it is starting to sound like Nazi Germany down there. We are scared up here in Canada. Every single sane person MUST VOTE this time around.

brudberg said...

I'm glad I don't have to listen to this... But I do read the reviews... But I'm very very scared... The same type of men seems to take over the world.

Roslyn Ross said...

Cleverly done. The US political and particularly Presidential systems are in need of overhaul. In a nation of 318 million people it should be possible to have a system free of lobbying, corruption and throwing up the worst, not the best, the nation has to offer.

Fireblossom said...

Get 'er outta here! Loser. :-P

Margaret said...

..what passes for BOTH parties. What choices we (don't) have... Fantastic poem

Therisa's World said...

As a transwoman, who deals with mental illness, I feel like, its the 1930s, and not the 2010s, with the rise of fascism and xenophobic attitudes towards all visible minorities. May the American electoric gain some sense of sanity, between now and November.

Nan Mykel said...

I can feel the centrifugal shake and I'm not even in the ground yet!

Abhra said...

Interestingly you have given the political nonsense a whole new angle - wonderful.

Welcome to OLN and hope you have a good weekend.

Grace said...

It is very nasty alright ~ I read that some Americans plant to come over to the US ~ Thanks for joining us MZ ~

grapeling said...

the whole graveyard is spinning. ~

Bekkie Sanchez said...

How bout what just passes for government these days? It's a pit of snakes!

Kate Mia said...

SMiLes.. considering
all stuff since
G.W.. watching
R pArty noW
faLL apaRt..
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best
entropy
oF a decade
or so.. iN spOils..:)