Suppressing a desire For centuries commuted Ferried about Twixt the rage And the frustration Via the complication Of our blackness unheard and unseen Except through Crosshairs white and blue Until control held sage With fury slips out Only to be persecuted For the fire
dVerse ~Poets Pub Quadrille #105: Cry Havoc and Let ‘SLIP’ the Dogs of War
Tonight at dVerse Linda challenges us to write a Quadrille, is a poetic form created here at dVerse, a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting the title) and including this challenge’s prompt word: SLIP
This is really powerfull, Raivenne. The hideous circle – oppression, frustration, action, leading to more oppression.
Thanks Sarahsouthwest. It feels to be an ever turning wheel at times.
karma they say is powerful, it will come back for sure for such people who propagate hate.
Thank you, Vandana. Karma is all well and good, but it would be better if there were no cause to be in need of such retribution to begin with.
Nice lines: “Until control held sage
With fury slips out”
Thank you, Frank.
An amazing piece. Thank you so much.
Thank you for an inspiring prompt.
I think this will not be contained until real changes come.
So true Björn, but “waiting on the world to change” is so hard. Thanks.
A powerful ending to this well written poem. Let’s see some real changes.
Thanks PurpleinPortland, we can only hope and pray.
My goodness this is good! Here’s hoping change comes soon .. ❤️❤️
Thank you, Sanaa, from your lips…