8.20.2017

Untitled (8.20.17)

Salty
irreverence
disguised as outrage
dulls Liberty’s promise
expects her
to shine

Uncomplicated micro poetry for Kerry and the Real Toads

16 comments:

  1. Cause and effect is such a basic concept, and yet the logic is so often lacking.

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  2. Sometimes it seems like the world according to chaos. And yes, it does dull Liberty's promise. Nice!

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  3. Succinct write of what is. Perfectly put.
    Anna :o]

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  4. I'm afraid Liberty won't be shining for a long, long time, Marian. It took years and years for her to really shine and now she has been shocked by the ISIS-like destructive approach our government is taking towards all civilized progress here.
    ..

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  5. I agree with Jim......liberty isnt shining so brightly these days.

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  6. I'm watching from the sidelines, can't understand what's going on over the over other side of the pond, but I agree with the sentiment of your poem, Marian, and all of the above.

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  7. Uncomplicated, but not quite simple ... just who are we bartering Liberty for? Is her shine more important -- more salable -- than her welcome?

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  8. Such a potent write, Marian! Hopefully liberty will continue to shine and emerge victorious from the pool of chaos.

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  9. Alas that promise is no longer valid... maybe we should move her elsewhere.

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  10. This really struck a chord, Marian. Just today, I was on the ferry to Manhattan, watching tourists smiling and snapping photo after photo of a sad Lady Liberty.

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  11. Give us your tired... becomes merely a tourist attraction

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  12. It's all just awful. Thanks for the poem. K.

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  13. I love me some cinquain, and this is how it should be done.

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  14. The poem inscribed "Give us your poor... " has ALWAYS been a "joke" - from the very beginning of her being erected, people were screened prior to boarding the ships bringing them from foreign countries - If they didn't have enough money, if they had a handicap of any kind, sick, etc - Ellis Island made the ships take the people back if they didn't pass muster and at their own expense. SO... they were often turned away before they even boarded. This is nothing new...

    You say a LOT with carefully chosen words.

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  15. The fact that there is such insane activity indicates liberty is alive and well. Civility, on the other hand.... Good poem.

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