Friday, February 12, 2016

850 - Empty Promises


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: backbone, cheapen and dangle.


Empty Promises

A backbone 
Is scarce 
Around here;
Stances 
Are not taken.
Re-election 
Is the sole aim.
Morals gone, 
Forsaken.
Votes!  
Votes!
Dangled banknotes!
A con game
Buy the lies, 
Don’t discuss
The promises 
Just disappear
It cheapens 
All of us.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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22 comments:

  1. Polling stations do have the air of a pee stained phone box - you think your little X makes a difference but shudder when you leave..i don't think truth is valued in many areas of life sadly..

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  2. How right you are.
    And increasingly it is becoming obvious to me that we are seeing the same pig, in nicer lipstick...

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  3. the same story everywhere....

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  4. I like the way your poem is set out a bit like a backbone. The age of democracy is dead..we're back to plutocracy the world over.

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  5. Universally true, unfortunately!

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  6. Tell them off! That's right! Politicians are all the same the world over!

    Hank

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  7. very nice craft
    Have a happy Sunday

    much love...

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  8. That first line says it perfectly! And yet they do not understand....

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  9. Democracy, and too many of its people, has indeed lost a backbone.

    Love the structure of the poem, too.

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  10. Bread and circuses... It's always been that... Sad when even appearances have been given up.

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  11. I agree.........it is always such a relief when one of the candidates is reality-based and talks sense. All the hyperbole and name calling is just sickening.

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  12. "Dangled banknotes!" Ain't that the truth!

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  13. The more politicians are paid, the more corrupt they become. The greater their pension grows the more they line their pockets. They are only interested in the elector once every 3 or 4 years...but we are watching them.

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  14. Well said...corruption in those banknotes...

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  15. Well that calls it the cats out of the bag.

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  16. don't you hate that when they tell you how to think and vote?

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  17. All too true .. and it's true all over the world. Bastet

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  18. with no backbone we are mollusks...step back to caves...

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