Friday, November 11, 2016

Mourning, Ablutions - Nov PAD day 7

photo by PSC / 2012

Mourning, Ablutions

They’re doing it again
(still) spewing, spouting
nouns, verbs and invectives
(as if they weren’t infectious)
as though this sluice and slop
had no power to begin 
(please, stop)
an execration epidemic.

‘Only words’, they say
(denying all li(e)-ability)
all the while heaving bile –
(muck they find amusing)
confusing humor with de-
basement, malice, degradation,
disseminating venom,
fracturing the nation.

I empathize the anger;
but while I share their fears
I sorely mourn these (un-)
civil activities;
I ache and rue that this
is what the world perceives
as half a nation gloats
while the other half grieves.

PSC / 2016-11

Penned for Day 7 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.  
Assignment: an activity poem 

For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 7


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