Poetry

February 8, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Mary E Lohan

 

 

Rise of the Detractors

Dedicated to those who propagate Fake News

 

 

We are used

to the definition

of Patriot

 

one who protects the ship

at all costs

even if the cost is life

 

but now,

there are insurgents

amongst us

 

detractors

belittlers

back-biters

 

those who look like us

dress like us,

but are not like us

 

who’d rather

fill the boat with water

or gauge the boat with holes

 

claiming to inform

 

because of them, by and large,

we are divided amongst ourselves

 

friend against friend

kin against kin

more vulnerable to the foe

 

swiftly going nowhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trump Presidency: Two Weeks of 2017

 

 

New business reins

 

two weeks,

four executive orders

build the wall,

close the borders,

remove Obama-care —

 

take it all back.

 

We, the People,

shall reign,

 

We who have been forgotten

… forgotten no more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mary-e-lohan

Mary E Lohan

Ivy league educated poet. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Literature-Writing. I’ve been writing poetry ever since I can remember, and simply love the works of Jane Kenyon, Lynda Hull, Pablo Neruda, Alexander Pushkin, and W.B. Yeats, to name a few.

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