Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Inauguration Day

It rained on Inauguration Day.
Much like birds blacken the sky before an earthquake.
An empty head became our head of state.
And hope and change changed to fear and hate.

Like birds take to the sky before an earthquake,
we took to the streets to be seen and have our say.
We won't let hope and change become fear and hate
or what's precious to us be trampled and twittered away.

Taking to the streets to have our say -
marching - may be the last, best way
to keep freedoms from being trampled and twittered away;
eroded - six or seven decades.

So let's protest every day in every way
this empty head that's become our head of state
who wants to drag this country back six or seven decades.
And pray love reigns next Inauguration Day.

A rather rough draft for Midweek Motif~Change at Poets United

13 comments:

Susan said...

Let us pray and march--stop being prey. I love the parallel to the birds anticipating disaster. And this expression "eroded - six or seven decades" -- let us pray not.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this. You rocked the form, and I especially love the birds as portent of disaster. Next inauguration day looks terribly far away at this point.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Like birds take to the sky before an earthquake,
we took to the streets to be seen and have our say.

Powerful write, MZ ❤️

thotpurge said...

The analogy of the birds darkening the sky is heavy... but divided nations must heal and change..and bring back hope.

Sumana Roy said...

"We won't let...../...what's precious to us be trampled and twittered away."...i like the play of 'trampled' and 'twittered' to indicate an "empty head".... & also like the restraint in "marching - may be the last, best way"...

Sioux said...

Bravo. I'm sorry a poem like this has to be written, but hopefully, we'll all start marching and protesting and making sure hope is kept alive...

Old Egg said...

It is only 3 years and a few months before you have to vote again. Let's hope the number of voters can be increased to 75% or more to get a better representation as many other countries do.

Fireblossom said...

I bet Soros paid you to write this poem. Alternative fact: poetry can make you rich!

Carrie Van Horn said...

I love the analogy in the first 2 stanzas, and yes let's protest every day in every way!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like this poem so much! It gives me hope!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

Powerful write!

Vera
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Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It makes me very sad. I think he's insane. Surely that whole wall thing is sheer madness, even on the practical level .