Can I Get a HAND?

Can I Get a HAND?

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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Hearing the news

About violence and strife

Veils the true joy

Enmeshed in life

Anger and greed

Nullify grace

Ignorance hailed,

Conceit interlaced

Each year it declines,

Dulling our senses

And we just keep spewing

Yammered pretenses


© 2013 Rita L. Sev



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Rita L. Sev
How nice can it be, really?

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I am amazed by your talent to compose such a beautiful form of poetry!

My best,
Kelly

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Kelly - I appreciate that!
OMG! This is so cool! I loved this acrostic, really well done as always, Rita. Made me smile. Keeping a positive attitude is the way to go!

~ Noodle.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Indeed it is - thanks!
I was wondering hwere my smile was...then I found it right here in your poem. Very true Rita and very fun to read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Look in the mirror for your smile, Jack - carry it with you, and mean it! :) Thank you!
Jack...

4 Years Ago

I could smile more if I knew how to spell. :)
Keeping a positive attitude in this world is a challenge everyday. It seems everywhere we turn there is some form of hurt.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Yes - and there is a lot of good, too - just sometimes hard to see it...
2 sides to the coin of life my dear, very nice and immensely thoughtful piece :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Prathama!
There may always be something bad happening smeplace on earth, but surely there's something nice happening too.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

You are right, Marie - and that is the best outlook!
I sense a delightful structure as the foundation for this rhyme that makes it flow beautifully down to the last symbol. There are those who tell the news, those who talk about the news, and finally those who talk about those who do both. News is all to often a camouflage that hides the day to day joy that we experience in life whereby it changes our mood in a negative way if we let it. Among seven billion people, their's always something bad happening some place on Earth.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Sad, but true. Thank you, Aethereal!
Oh, very clever!
But we must be socially correct, musn't we? I love the way you put this acrostic together with rhyme, to teach us a lesson in insincerety.
Skillfully crafted. Very well done, indeed!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Angel! You are a person who I believe actually means the words "have a nice day!".. read more
yes, a skillful acrostic..why? because often "have a nice day" is such a veiled statement...we say it, but often don't mean it...or we just don't really care and it is all formality to speak the words...


this reminds me of how a poet once spoke of emily dickinson's days...when so many died of consumption...when people asked "how are you today?"

they meant it..cause so many died young..

i wish it wasn't like what you have portrayed here Rita..but it is truth in this poem..
and i WOULD give you a hand...but that would leave me with only one.

:)

really well done, Acrostic!

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Jacob. I hear "have a nice day" so often, with absolutely no meaning behind the .. read more
How true, Rita, are your words. A good write and message. I'm partial to rhyme, and you do it so well. A skillfully crafted acrostic. Well penned and a good read. Write on!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Shelley, for your words of encouragement!

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