Sunday, December 30, 2018

they finally arrived at the border

                                                                         Attribution: Mr_Kasser
Image: Arrival in the Wee Hours
of the Morning (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
border seek joy flood hope risk 
poor welcome open tired hypocrisy 

they finally arrived at the border
to seek for the joys incumbent in
the land of milk and honey which
used to bid for their presence

but things had changed drastically
there used to be a flood of hopefuls
who risked their limbs and lives
who sneaked across and back again

but now markedly apparent was
barely a trickle of the poor souls
who had exceeded their welcome
shutout with no open passage

the authorities were not just tired
of the influx but more to see to the
pledge of an as yet an unfulfilled
election platform

the hypocrisy of a politician who
unwittingly laid bare of the difficulty
of having the construction physically
done - a wall

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #384
Carrie's at Sunday Muse#36 
Sanaa's at Real Toad's  -  the tuesday platform                           


  1. You have woven the words perfectly here, Hank. Happy New Year!

  2. There is a great hypocrisy with the politicians indeed. Wise and well done Hank!

  3. Someone should build a wall around many politicians and leave them there.

  4. Interesting take on the prompt.

  5. Happy New Year Hank and keep up those wonderful poems.


  6. Indeed, there is immense hypocrisy expected when it comes to politicians!

  7. A wall is a symbol more than anything else... and any leader want to build himself a monument

  8. With the words that are given, what else can one write? the hypocrisy of some many people tires me.

  9. Happy New Year, Hank! I hope that 2019 will be a more humane year, especially for refugees.

  10. Hypocrisy runs rampant here. Good one, Hank!

  11. This is so good, in how you portray the expressions of multiple stakeholders in this idiocy that seeks to create more divisions. Your language is pointed and straightforward. That last stanza clinches the deal. Well-penned!

  12. borders for political gain and a podium is not good, but borders are what make a nation. Immigration is a treasured thing - many wait in line for years. It's not an easy subject, that's for sure.

  13. This is such a powerful poem. Have a great 2019!