Thursday, December 14, 2017

No one will expect to gain

                                                                               Author William Stadtwald Demchick
Image: Peaceful protest march
in New Zealand in August 2014 (here)

the 12 given words: 
bones, simple clear  ripple, heap knows 
earth gain knees,bask gigantic throes

PU's Midweek Motif  -  celebration

Make no bones about it
It is simple and clear
Not just ripples but heaps
Should have known better

For 2018 is already showing signs
Mother Earth due for a depression
No one will expect to gain
Economists had made it all known

Now compounded by the protracted 'recognition'
Previous Presidents had been very tactful
Peace not to be gambled by politicians
May be brought to its knees if not careful

Madness may be basking in silly grandeur
But gigantic conflagration when both equally belligerent
Previous intifadas confined around Gaza area
Now in many parts of the world may be in throes of violence

Cut out all the intended celebrations
Peace not to be won by unilateral decisions

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #142
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  celebration
Bjorn's at d'Verse's OLN  -  breaking for holidays


  1. There is a lot to fear with the upcoming year and your poem illustrates that succinctly.



  2. The world is a worrying place Hank.
    Let us hope the New Year brings with it commonsense...
    Happy Christmas!
    Anna :o]

  3. Indeed... unilateralism has never brought peace...

    The greatest thing to win is peace.

  4. Peace is still elusive with so may things happening around the world.

  5. Indeed! The signs are definitely not in favor of Peace. Sigh.

  6. Peace sure is even farther away with all the stuff that is happening day by day

  7. My hope is for peace too, but like you, I feel pretty helpless.

  8. Best wishes for 2018. I have concerns as well.

  9. "silly grandeur" does not hide the madness, does it? Stopping conflagration will take a miracle beyond what is now possible. I pray with you for a future, a peaceful one.