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The One Question: Senryu

THE ONE QUESTION

Now is the question
That has us stumped till we see
Now is the answer

Skin Deep: Four By Six

SKIN DEEP

Complexity can be
Such a burdensome gift
So sympathise with those
Who prefer the shallows

The Achievement

THE ACHIEVEMENT

The travellers’ goal is not
To gain some something
Which they do not have
But that of relinquishing
That which they are not

Sweet Home (Even In) Alabama

SWEET HOME (EVEN IN) ALABAMA

Never mind the fragrance
Of the burgeoning verdure
Feel the unspoken pressure
Diversity is a cussword here
Imported from elsewhere

Born and schooled here
Taught, “Us versus Them”
Until I took a first toke
First shock, then clarity
We are one, you and I

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This is a response to the prompts at http://thesecretkeeper.net/2015/09/21/writing-prompt-3//

Progress

PROGRESS

We try to change things
Then give up in frustration
And wait patiently
Simply a part of the All …
Why prolong separation?

The Axeman Cometh

“If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist!”

– Bernie Sanders, May 26, 2015

End “Too big to fail”.

One Tongue Flapping

ONE TONGUE FLAPPING

Mirror shattering
All images dissolving
Into a word soup

Unconcerned

UNCONCERNED

Within timelessness
Our desires, pleasures, pains
Always been and gone
While we stumble on blindly
Best to release and relax

Election Day

ELECTION DAY

I’ve found my party
The lesser of two evils
Perhaps I’ll abstain
It’s a foregone conclusion
The One Per Cent win again

The Grade

THE GRADE

What they see as amiss
Is actually in their own eyes

For it is they who decide
That we do not make the grade

And we who no longer
Give them that right

We know where we succeed or fail
And the standards are none of their making

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