Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: Tart, Underhand & Vindictive.
The poor, the weak, the dispossessed,
The unprepared to die.
“Please help us!” was the plea expressed,
“Sit and rot!” the tart reply.
My country, what has become of you?
Your compass has no bearing;
The light that once your beacon threw
Is now totally uncaring.
Underhand and so unfair,
A plan devoid of feeling;
We hurry on as if unaware
Of the life, and lives, we’re stealing.
Vindictive is too soft a word
To convey the depth of hurting
That on our watch has now occurred
But collectively we’re skirting.
We cannot say we did not know,
A lie we are now spreading.
How have we come to sink so low?
Where is it that we’re heading?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016