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Red Rage

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Red Rage

Red Rage

Fire burns, hatred builds

Wicked deeds, killing thrills

Racist chants, black neck noosed

Burning flags, drinking booze

War and crime, blood is spilled

Toxic waters, poisons drink

xx yy, disease anomalies

Russian Spies, Whitehouse mollies

Immigrant cage, children bars

Little man tricks, nuclear wars

Bugged phones, unsafe homes

MK Ultra, failing clones

Cops shoot, colors group

No life matters, shouting blues


Twitter bleeds, fake news

Voters clap, corruption stews

System crash, hackers hack

Prosperity dwindles, Nations crack

Loving little people rights, congress grins

owl and eyes, seeing all things

Technology hidden, gas soars

Spending dwindles, pocket bores

Pension plans, stocks dive

Disliking truth, accepting lies

Needles in skin, dirty dark allies

Homeless cuddles, stressful baggage


Smart phones, dumb kids

Disposed foods, hunger wins

Race grade, stigma made

Raging fire, forest burns

Accident death, vehicle turns

White rich, off the hook

Fifty years, candy crook

Life is fight, fight is death

Freedom cry, a nation wept.


© 2018 Clive Williams

Comments

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on July 29, 2018:

Rinita Sen...Thank you

Rinita Sen on July 29, 2018:

Many salient points, and not many could have struck the balance between being candid and poetic, as you have done here.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on July 28, 2018:

Flourish, I always appreciate a comment from a musical song bird.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 27, 2018:

I liked all the word associations you have here. You could feel the momentum.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on July 26, 2018:

Thanks Eric.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 26, 2018:

Fantastic buddy. I enjoyed it a lot.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on July 25, 2018:

It's RAGE Shannon... Total Rage

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 25, 2018:

Quite the commentary you have here. "A Nation Wept". I like that conclusion. It's so fitting to all of the turmoil constantly taking place in the world.