Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tormented by the onslaught - a Quadrille

                                                                      Attribution: Fortepan - ID 52019
Image: War-time ruins 1945 (here)

Tormented by the onslaught
The lame and deprived
Each contending its right to survive
But imperiled

Why must power be shoved onto
hands of those cruel and inconsiderate?
- inequality forcibly embedded even enhanced
unwillingly endured by the weak

Powerful leaders open to scrutiny!
(44 words)

For Victoria's Quadrille in 44 words
at d'Verse  -  opening to the muse
and to include the word 'open'

14 comments:

  1. Good Question Hank, Why is power given to the wrong leaders?

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  2. this breaks my heart flaring up anger...injustice everywhere...

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  3. Such thought-provoking lines Hank!

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  4. And everyone else lives in the aftermath...

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  5. Power is grabbed by the wrong ones all the time

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  6. Oooh, that last line is so powerful. In any age, we must learn to hold the war-makers accountable. Thanks, Hank, and thx for your visit to Sharp Little. Love, Amelita

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  7. Definitely thought-provoking, Hank. Some of us are faced with voting in an up-coming election that...don't know how to express it!

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  8. SAdly..
    trUe hUman
    Force of
    Fearless
    Love.. rarely
    seeks the Power
    and Status required for Lead..
    but of course they
    inherit
    the earth..
    satisfied
    in who
    and what they are..:)

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  9. "Why must power be shoved onto
    hands of those cruel and inconsiderate?"
    I have always wondered why this is so true...at so many levels of life and society, especially when the majority believes in integrity, equality, kindness and peace.

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  10. Once we start to ask these questions we have come a long way actually... I love poems giving answers by asking.

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  11. You've come up with some excellent questions, perhaps the powers will answer them.
    Yvonne.

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  12. Good questions for all of us.
    And I agree completely with the last line.

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