inaudible voices

inaudible voices

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto


inaudible voices

 

 

egocentric forces

build impenetrable walls

citizens unite in grief

 

the aftermath of a stalemate

is a ridiculed equation

less than, less than

 

much less than

 

the sum of the divergent 

 

parts

 

 

 

 

erin-cilberto

7/27/2020

© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto


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When egos clash big,and long, the final outcome is often so compromised and dismal. Better a timely compromise always!

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, much better...thank you, Dhara...
j.
We speak but we are not heard ... take to the streets ... carry signs ... throw bottles and bricks ... all of which is revolting.
If you want to rehabilitate a crook ... elect him to office.
I think the reaction to this virus has woken a lot of people to the dangers of believing politicians on either side of the spectrum.
We decry the right as wrong, but ignore the left and pretend they are not the Marxists they are.
Kinda like going to Hell in a hand-basket.

Take care j. Remember ... Twitter rules.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, Twitter rules...
both sides have a lot of amends to make.
thank you, Ted.
.. read more
Ted Kniffen

1 Week Ago

They exist in a different world than ours I'm afraid.
I think you just managed to voice my own opinion of politics here Jacob. They are in office to look after our interests, but only unite us through the division of us and them, rich and poor, haves and havenots.
I hate to get all dystopian before my morning coffee, but have you ever thought we live in a zoo, us the animals and them, the zookeepers, feeding us the bare minimum to keep us as a going concern.
I can't but help picture Trump as the ringmaster, with whip in hand and star spangled shiny suit, topped off with a red, white and blue top hat covering his candy flossed head. 😀
Ps... Please insert despot of your choice to the above. Our own PM looks like an unset jelly 😀

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, a zoo...and we are the monkeys...unsettling...thank you so much for your insights and the smile.. read more
If humanity could only see its potential to solve its own problems we could do such great things. but we are stuck behind walls of our own creation.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, we could, but will we?
thank you, adorno,
j.
Egos loom large in the political arena. The country is running on bad feelings, egos, and greed....and unfortunately I don't see a solution coming in November. Lydi**

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words, Lydi...
j.
You are so right! If the politicos would worry less about getting elected and work harder to resolve our nations' problems, perhaps the voters in their wisdom will see this and do the right thing. Perhaps I'm too much of an optimist.
Take care Jacob - the election is less than 100 days away. PRAY!!
Dave

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

am praying, and thank you for your words, Dave,
j.
Unfortunately, they never hear our voices... only the sounds of their egos and greed.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

absolutely true, Travis...thank you,
j.
The moment I read this, poem Jacob. I knew it was political. We have exactly the same situation over here. Politicians continue to bicker instead of working together. I can guarantee that whatever our existing government does or says, it will be ripped to shreds by the opposition. The country needs unity in a crisis, there is only divide.

Chris


Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yes, only divide and lack of paying attention to those who really need it, the people.
thank .. read more
Our Country needs both Party's to compromise
and want what is best for "we the People".
It is a tremendous amount of great minds coming
together to really think about the Economy and how to
stay Strong. Also many other venues that are already set up and
have taken decades to become part of our Constitution and
so forth. Why start over and go backwards... when we could go forward
together. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Exactly...both sides need to put their differences aside and think about us...they are not doing tha.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Week Ago

For the Sake of our Country... we all need to be Partners. The elected people are being Paid by us... read more

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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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