Group Writing: The Prison of Madness

 

When darkness snuffs out the light
and children are abused with abandon
and people are told they must suffer
with no hope for salvation

When they condemn those who live in peace
and demand they must give up hope
for the future
for the benefit of the whole

When madness is the only reality
inexplicable
painful
and never-ending

It is time to stop

reach out
comfort those around us
and demand clarity

It is time to wage war
to demand virtue
to call for unity

We. Will. Fight. Back.

[short . . . but not so sweet; photo courtesy of unsplash.com]

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  1. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
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    Powerful!

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  2. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    Powerful!

    Yes. 

    • #2
  3. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    This short poem is part of our Group Writing Series under the August 2022 Group Writing Theme: “Short and Sweet or Sour, Maybe Spicy.” Stop by to sign up and share your own short observations.

    Interested in Group Writing topics that came before? See the handy compendium of monthly themes. Check out links in the Group Writing Group. You can also join the group to get a notification when a new monthly theme is posted.

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  4. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    Susan Quinn:

    When darkness snuffs out the light and children are abused with abandon and people are told they must suffer with no hope for salvation

    When they condemn those who live in peace and demand they must give up hope for the future for the benefit of the whole

    When madness is the only reality inexplicable painful and never-ending

    It is time to stop

    reach out comfort those around us and demand clarity

    It is time to wage war to demand virtue to call for unity

     

    We. Will. Fight. Back.

     

    [short . . . but not so sweet; photo courtesy of unsplash.com]

     

     

    Magnificent! Thank you. 

    • #4
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