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Dissent Is The Only Decent Response

DISSENT IS THE ONLY DECENT RESPONSE

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
This world is run by lies, by greed and fear and trickery.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
Everywhere is conflict, bigotry, racism and sexism.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

“They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.”
“The life of the poor and the life of the Queen
When looked at in contrast both seem quite obscene,”
Says Alice. “I may know, but I do not approve.”

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This is part of Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108

On The Other Foot: Cinqku

ON THE OTHER FOOT

Men who
View women
As less than men
Are less than men if they
But saw

Relatively Speaking

RELATIVELY SPEAKING

Those who put
The ‘big’ in bigotry
Are those who keep
The ‘small’ in small-minded

Roll Up, Roll Up, The Circus Is In Town (Republished)

ROLL UP, ROLL UP, THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN

Deafening election ballyhoo
A further relapse into insanity
Louder, louder, worse and worse
The lies … The misdirection

Like the two sides
Of the same bad coin
Turning up over and over
Heads I win, tails you lose

Like a rancid smell
In the soggy walls
And rotting floorboards
Of the Off-white House

Don’t flatter yourself
You have no real value
To the puppet masters
Who possess you

As they have none to you
The dupes who ticked your box
They’re used to tests from school
This one’s a gullibility test

Dug In

DUG IN

“I do not need proof.
My beliefs are strong enough.”
A slippery slope.

Take Your Partner (27b)

TAKE YOUR PARTNER

Let us dance
Woman to woman
Will you lead
Or shall I?
We’ll brave their less than pure jibes
Tend one another

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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 57.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/10/03/weekly-writing-challenge-57/

Seed Words: | BRAVE | TEND | PURE | LEAD | DANCE |

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Shadorma November

Odd Bedfellows (27a)

ODD BEDFELLOWS

That we find
Unforgivable
In others
Is tied to
That which we find in ourselves
Indispensible

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Shadorma November

Bound For Glory

BOUND FOR GLORY

Rabid believers
Still contemplate Heaven from
A lavatory
From which some are excluded
While some can’t stand the stench

Gender Issues

GENDER ISSUES

The suicide decided after all to cross the river.
Styx a stone’s throw away – Too many thrown stones.
Crossed over now into who knows what or where. Into
who knows beneath all that faith and charity after all?

Cruelly abandoned by us all; backed up into corners.
All those accusatory closed doors, shuttered windows.
Words not the sole way to show a soul’s distress though.
Tiny gestures, reactions, dress choice speak volumes;
sightlessness alive and well among the seeing.

The suicide decided to cross the river.
(Styx a stone’s throw away after all.)
Many too many thrown stones.
And words not the sole way
to show a soul’s distress.

Meet The Candidates

MEET THE CANDIDATES

You advertise yourselves as righteous
Angelic souls free from relapse
As pure as the driven snow
All alternatives worse
Don’t flatter yourselves
We see through you
We possess
A test
Brains

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This is a second, even later response to a writing prompt.

Weekly Word Prompt # 4

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