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The World Has Gone Gobbledygook

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

World Gobbledygook

World Gobbledygook

All this technical talk yet there is no meaning

All I hear is hurting people screaming

All this promise of justice and peace

All I hear is a messy deception bell ringing in my hears

Startling mad, racist and greedy

The world is now dried of goodness and overrun by illiteracy

Look at them stuck on their social media pages while drugs apply

Outing their faith in the evil one as little children’s soul suck dry

“911 what’s your emergency?

“A little black child may be walking past me.”

“That sounds quite dangerous Mam, I will send the army.”

“Hurry please, I feel threatened and the little boy is looking this way.”

“I am armed, should I taze him, shoot him and let him permanently go away.”

“Do what you must, you are white and afraid.”

“GO AWAY! STAY AWAY! I warn you I will shoot!”

She screamed at the boy who was startled and scared

Wondering what the hell was happening to him this day

He ran off and shouted for help as she fired shots

Hitting him all over his little head and back

Now the little black boy is dead and the law says justice served

The gang-banger they label him got what he deserved.

As the dove flow away his sweet innocent soul

His mother cried, sad, broken in a Gobbledygook world.

© 2020 Clive Williams


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 15, 2020:

Your poetry expresses it well.

I'm with John...stop and let me off too!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 15, 2020:

This is sure a sad commentary on our world and I wish it would stop being so negative.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on June 14, 2020:

Such a sad scenario, the whole world has gone mad. Stop it and let me off please!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 14, 2020:

Well done friend. Such a hard short story in prose.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 14, 2020:

Oh no, say it isn't so. It will get better!

FlourishAnyway from USA on June 14, 2020:

I think we all need a timeout.

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