Thursday, November 21, 2013

633 : Shackled

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were bitter, manipulate and tight.


Shackled

Politicians manipulate—
A universal rule.
When things are tight 
They lie like thieves
And take us all for fools.

Docile
We feign a limpid smile.

Grieve, but passively collude—
Collude and so capitulate
To bitter servitude.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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11 comments:

  1. Ouch. Truer than I am comfortable with.

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  2. Such truth! I think you hit the nail on the head with this write on our Politicians. Blessings

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  3. So, Master, will you be releasing me from your service?

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    1. I'll take him. It's hard to find good help these days.

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  4. yes but sometimes we speak up and make adifference

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  5. I have my theories...I think an Indonesian/Oz strong alliance would be very powerful in this region ...perhaps too strong for the liking of some. Methinks deliberate sabotage of the relations to weaken the region.!

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  6. Collusion is painful..even in my micro political situation it's the thing that drives me (more) bananas.. :~

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  7. Agreed. The commoner has to step out of its docile and grieving role if (s)he needs to effectuate any change. Clever work. Loved it.

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