Sunday, June 12, 2011

WARNING/ Poetry Potluck #39

                                                     painting/ Don Punchatz


THIS WEEK, we are asked to produce a poem for Poetry Potluck #39, around the theme of Dictatorship, Autocracy, and Despotism.  Serious stuff...


WARNING

Don't move your eyes,
look straight ahead!
Follow the art of tyrants
who paint bogus landscapes.

Then, when your inner light dies,
carry a lantern without radiance
down a despot's path.

Look straight ahead!
Face a wall.
You have no one to fault
but yourself.


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14 comments:

lynnaima said...

a hint on liars turning into tyrants..interesting write!
enjoy the potluck!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/on-friendship/

Jingle said...

wow, cool advice.
well put.

Happy Potluck!

Margie said...

Very good!
You are truly a good writer, Lyn.

Margie :)

Ramesh Sood said...

Indeed!!!! The last line makes it all so true.. well done..

Lyn said...

Hi lynnaima-
Thanks..we must be vigilant!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
This was a bit of a challenge..eyes open!! Happy Potluck to you too!!

Lyn said...

Hi Margie-
So grateful for your comment..means so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Ramesh Sood-
Thank you so much..yes, we must pay attention...

bodhirose said...

The feeling of a regimented life is felt strongly, Lyn and you're so right--ultimately the people themselves allow this to happen. Beautifully done!

Kavita said...

AWESOME!! The more we follow tyrants, the more we approve of their tyranny! NOW is the right time to say NO to tyranny indeed!
Well written, Lyn!!

Cheers!

bendedspoon said...

so true! got to break free :)

Lyn said...

Hi bodhirose-
It is the complacency that lets us be conquered! Thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
You are absolutely right..that's what it's all about..thanks!

Lyn said...

Hi bendedspoon-
We are free..but choose the opposite so often!! Thanks for your visit.

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