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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Unfortunately, in today's climate, your words are not far from the truth, Frieda. The bigotry and prejudice in our country against sexual preference, religion, and skin color has changed through the years, but it is still alive....which is disturbing. Very powerful poetry. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Very unfortunate, it's handed down most times, thanks for your thoughts Lydikey.
I can see why this has the number one spot on the site...Frieda you have outdone yourself. Your use of metaphor is absolutely brilliant. I can't pick my favorite line - they are all my favorite. A masterpiece in writing lovely lady!

:) Julie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

You've made my day Julie, your kind words humble me, thanks so much! :)
You made your point using powerful words and quotes. Fight for fairness and equality is a never ending battle. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Frieda, your word choice here is genius. I love to read what is floating around in that mind of yours. It is short, but infinitely awesome. Thank you for sharing is one. "ravaging conformities tempestuous upheaval/ dawn's bias's thresholds took cover" and the title... "Reigning mad dogs" I love, love, love this one!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Woo, thanks so much, this made my day Star! My mind is a dangerous place to rummage through...there .. read more
like the punctuation here, this gives this the feeling of continium, of flow...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks Leslie...
If this be ranting, let it be said that it was beautiful! Extraordinary words, and true, Lady Bard! May the mad dogs fear and tremble!

Posted 3 Years Ago


J. K. Beach

3 Years Ago

OK. Obviously I need to get some rest. It was lovely, though, you know that, right?
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

My rants aren't usually so purdy, thanks, hope you got some zzz's. :)
a storm of hate and prejudice--what a terrific metaphor, Frieda...

so beautifully done...love that song from the White Album...
so you did include the Englishmen with the Mad Dog...:))))

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Coming from you jacob, that means a lot, thanks.
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Years Ago

frieda...you don't know how good you are...you are such a natural!
but then that is why i like.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much jacob, you've touched my heart!
This is sheer brilliance! I keep reading over and over again.. I love this.... Girl..... Need a new weather woman... Call for cleaning out those gutters, skies full of fluffy clouds of equal opportunities, birds of love and compassion, rainbows of peace, winds of change, bright rays of joy and laughter shining down on beds of beautiful flowers of understanding and acceptance. (at least this happens on Sesame Street..lol)

Did I say I love this?

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

now, can you make it rain men? then I might dance with ya...:)
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

If only....had that song stuck in my head yesterday, thanks a lot April! ;P
AprilRN1210

3 Years Ago

Lmaooo... wahooo!

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

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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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