Reigning mad dogs...

Reigning mad dogs...

A Poem by Frieda P
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...and the skies opened
    to an enormous clap of discrimination
pouring distinct praises on the chosen, 
    individual merit floated in dark gutters
      bolts of bigotry and hailing hatred
injustice teemed in inequity's intolerant lightning  
           indifference got a standing ovation 
ravaging conformity's tempestuous upheaval
         dawn's bias threshold took cover...

       ~ the day howling mad dogs reigned 




© 2014 Frieda P



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Frieda P

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You still manage to surprise me after all this time Mrs.R, not because of the subject matter cuz you've already proven you can tackle any topic, but the ways you get your messages across is truly something to behold. Distinct praises on the chosen, and the chosen only...it is unsettling to wonder who does the choosing, and what if it's society itself? Indifference's standing ovation underscores that feeling of unease all the more. This piece reminded me of the Dogs Of War by Floyd...prejudice and war are not unlike each other in my mind. You never fail to leave me feeling enlightened in the wake of a new poem...brilliant :) xo

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Awh Benji, thanks you're too good to me...and you know that's Mrs R's job sillyhead. ;) And wow, Fl.. read more
kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

You deserve every compliment Mrs.R ;) xo



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The metaphor of discrimination and racism is delivered excellently in this poem. Using a storm as a metaphor not only relays the message that discrimination is strong, powerful and damaging, but it is also temporary. It will pass. Even thought the poem is short, it still remains a strong piece of writing. It's unfortunate that poems like these are still relevant, but sharing poems like these will raise awareness that it is still a problem that needs to be tackled.

Excellent Work.

Posted 3 Years Ago


I love it! So many beautiful words interlaced and connected! I really like how fun this was to read. It may have to do with a less that happy topic, but it comes across so musingly and powerfully, that I can't help but feel a bit of a cheesy grin. =D

Thanks for sharing your word art!
Hugs! - Kate

Posted 3 Years Ago


A truly stunning write filled with raw emotions. "      indifference got a standing ovation "--love this line. But in this case, my standing ovation goes to your lovely talent. :))
Almost forgot, I love the dog in the photograph. :P

Posted 3 Years Ago


Harsh truth in this poem, Frieda. America likes to pat itself on the back and congratulate itself for how far she has come, and yet we are still so far from where we should be...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I agree Rita, I guess we'll never see it our lifetime, hopefully one day...thanks muchly.
In the faves! A very smart write indeed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Grazie mille KL!
The deliver of this sets the mood...
gives much and just keeps pulsating throughout the entirety...
I do question this line:

injustice teemed in inequity's intolerant lighting
injustice teemed in inequity's intolerant lightning

did you mean the first --- if so --- never mind...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks again, glad you enjoyed, I take it the font was to your satisfaction? :)
Glen Yumang Manese

3 Years Ago

That thorn in my side never really goes away...hehehe...good day...
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I can think of worse things....enjoy your Sunday!
We`re in these days right now. Truthful write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Unfortunately, I'd have to agree, it may have gotten a little better, but it still exists in full fo.. read more
So much truth presented here Frieda...makes sit and wonder just what kind of world we live in.

Regards
Troy

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Indeed it does, and what are the answers...thanks so much Troy.
wow ... impressive
you sum up a lot in so few lines

ahhh to right the wrongs, to awaken the sleeping, to be able to keep everything in check and balanced

can life be so easy ... ?

Heraclitus said there always must be tension in our universe, he says if there is not tension, then the whole thing wold probably fall in upon itself and collapse, perhaps into a big black hole... I have been thinking about the consequences of this thought for a while now... it seems to make sense, but then what can be done with all of the injustices of the world?

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I'm sure the philosopher is wiser than me, but tension is one thing, must there be bigotry and hatre.. read more
KWP

3 Years Ago

i know right all of what you said and so much more .... I get it ... I am just wallowing in the murk.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

I suppose some things in life aren't meant to be understood, mysteries of this strange universe we s.. read more
╰☆╮So much truth spoken in these words....those mad dogs need to be silenced.╰☆╮

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Indeed, thanks Brittany.

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Tags: discrimination, bigotry, dark, bias, injustice, hatred, intolerance

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Frieda P
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If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..

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