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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I cling to poetry like this. I love the personification used here, I think it is quite wonderful.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

What a touching sentiment, thanks so much Streamline.
Holy s**t its raining mad dogs and Englishmen up in here

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Ha back to it's raining men again....thanks Baby.
With everyone one all America American with J4 tomorrow, i invite all to read the Speech by Frederick Douglas, "What To The Slave Is Your Fourth Of July". While written in the late 1850s, it is as relevant and true today as then!!

Frieda, clapping here for your courageous poem cause it is right on time and as good as it is, only touches this issue and the depth of continues today ... what a lie, "post racial society "... . Sing it Frieda (and yes it sounds sweet ) I'll join you in the chorus ... the list of reasons for why i appreciate and love you just gets longer my sweet friend ... good touch with the Beetles song ... xoxo

~~redzone

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks for your kind words and the head's up, I'll have to give it a read Curt, enjoy your holiday m.. read more
Great write, like the comparison between a storm and vicious dogs. Like it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Butch Decatoria

3 Years Ago

Well I hope the sun shines for you soon, it doesn't rain forever...welcome Frieda.
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Wish we could say the same for intolerance! Thanks again PF.
Butch Decatoria

3 Years Ago

Yup, very welcome.
What's yours is mine....give me some of what you have and things will be even.
Oh dear...

Scotty

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Scott Metro

3 Years Ago

Wish I could....not much creative thinking going on here...a bit of a dry spell.
Maybe someday.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

It's that all consuming love life of yours ;)
Scott Metro

3 Years Ago

..as Sybil might say.."I KNOW...I KNOW"!!
:)
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indifference got a standing ovation
ravaging conformity's tempestuous upheaval
dawn's bias threshold took cover…

Understanding the foibles of our own ego leads one to forgive them in others … leads to peace. Fantastic write, divine Ms. Frieda.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Thanks Pryde, muchly appreciated.
This is too modest. Indifference is everywhere in the world and you have pointed to it so well.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Unfortunately it is, thanks Ayushi.
This poem was angry and barked loud today. Not really sure what or who this concerns, but it was really very good.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

No one in particular Will, just ignorance & intolerance...thanks.
Political and Social reality of our times in your signature style.. I'm in awe like always. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

3 Years Ago

You're too kind Avinash, thanks so much :)

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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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