A Prayer for Venezuela

A Prayer for Venezuela

A Poem by Allyson Wolfe
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I am upset with the re-election of Chavez in Venezuela. Nobody should be able to rule for 20 years, least of all him. This is my reaction.

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For the love of those who may one day be freed,
and so I plead:
If you see the dire need
of a people who rely on a dictator's lead;
pray for Venezuela; do them this kind deed.
Plant for them this hope, let them succeed.
One day they will rise, a flower amongst the weed,
live by this message, make it your creed!
I pray for Venezuela, from their dictator, freed.

© 2012 Allyson Wolfe


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Allyson Wolfe
Criticism appreciated. Many of my friends are Venezuelan and I feel strongly for their plight.

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This is a deep and inspirational poem, Allyson

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Now that all that's off my chest, let me give credit for an inspired work that seeps with the zeal of youth and the drama of having a cause. I applaud all that and you have presented it extremely well. My contratulations.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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My son lives in Lara, Venezuela with his girlfriend of many years. I live in Mexico but have visited him on various occasions. I found Chavez to be opposed largely by the wealthy who had their control and profits interrupted. I also found him to be loved deeply in the barrios where they now have free education, free clinics, and special classes to teach them of their constitutional rights. I am not praising him, but I am saying that his support and opposition is found within a social system that used to be caste and where the barrios were not even listed on maps and the people did not exist.

Posted 7 Years Ago


You're incredibly good at packing a spectrum's worth of emotions and images into relatively small poems. Less is certainly more in the case of your writing. Keep up the good work^^

Posted 7 Years Ago


Allyson Wolfe

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

My pleasure :)
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L O V E D it! :D 100/100 WONDEFUL write! :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


I can sense your strong feeling through this poem. A great plea for the sad plight if the venezuelan people.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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this is a beautiful write
"One day they will rise, a flower amongst the weed"
thank you for sharing!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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well, it aint "don't cry for me Argentina" but i love it because, coming from you it is believable and sincere. i can feel the passion in this write and it is obvious that you nurtured every word to sound and feel just right...well done , almost makes me want to run off and support some cause....(almost) i tried it with the vietnam war many years ago and we failed ...sounds like i grew up in a third world country with a slimy little dictator....oh, yeh, that's right...his name was Nixon

Posted 7 Years Ago


Allyson Wolfe

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much! Yeah poetry can do that.

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I am an 18 year old English major in University and love life's greatest experiences! I try to connect my writing with personal issues/experiences but often find myself straying away from my first i.. more..

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