with impunity

with impunity

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


with impunity



several misdemeanors turn felonious
as the sea becomes a playground
for waves of assault and battery
and strangulation of lives and property

no shots are fired,
but the sounds are alike
and people and structures fall
as in a high-noon showdown

when other storms abet
policing is a lost cause
islands and  coasts held hostage
normal existence is kidnapped

fraudulent winds
counterfeit currents
possession laundering
homes hijacked to filibustering floodwaters

all of it overrides---
vetoes the dreams of the innocents
who get in the way,

as in a drive-by shooting.



erin-cilberto
9/8/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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A novel metaphor choice but you make it work so well jacob as it relates to these natural disasters. It is so difficult to imagine going through this extreme weather, makes England seen like paradise.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your kind words, John.
j.
Most assuredly true of this world in which we live. Good write as per your forte Jacob. Sharon

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Sharon...
j.
perfectly executed Jacob in a very fine write from you, love the line drive by shooting. excellent metaphors. scary and sad times for many people.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, andrew.
j.
"as in a drive by shooting"......indeed dear brother...great response to the tumult in Florida and Texas......does living in the Midwest make us safe from natures wrath? Yes....until the 16 inch snow fall in January....or the stifling heat in July......great poem sir.....dana

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

or the tornadoes for us.....this is a place of many....or earthquakes....no where seems totally safe.. read more
Wow...well done
It isn't fair what nature gets away with.
The is no justice, only fair warning.

Jazzy.


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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Jazzy....
j.
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Month Ago

You are welcome jacob.............:).....
One of my top 10 favorites of yours j.! Spot-on metaphor for these multiple "drive-by shootings of natural disasters. Every word, every line cries truth and bleeds unjust devastation. Love the High-Noon reference- Gary Cooper heroes are what we need. This is perfect. I applaud you my friend.

Posted 1 Month Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you, Annette,
j.
Jacob, this is easily my favorite read of 2017.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

you are very kind, Cory,
j.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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