Reigning mad dogs...

Reigning mad dogs...

A Poem by Frieda P


...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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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 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 8 Years Ago

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Frieda P

8 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

8 Years Ago

You deserve every compliment Mrs.R ;) xo


I'm not sure I'm following your entire message here, but it sure does sound quite a bit like our current prez race in the US! Very well-done alliteration thru-out: "bolts of bigotry and hailing hatred" . . . while everything is well-stated with words that convey harshness at every turn, reflecting the meaning in more ways than one.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Love it Frieda. It's simply amazing. :-)))


Posted 7 Years Ago

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That is very good. The reign of mad dogs. That is a great story

Posted 8 Years Ago

isn't this a bit of angsty truth served up with a powerful bite. Loved it

Posted 8 Years Ago

Akin to Shakespeare! I felt your soul whirling in the maelstrom while writing this piece. Kudos Frieda!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Agree with the words in the image.

Posted 8 Years Ago

and they reigned and reigned and reigned again .. one would hope someday we would learn :(

you cry as poets should girl!! an anthem for all thats good ..

which you are by the way ;)

Posted 8 Years Ago

You've definitely set the mood with your use of vocabulary. Very impressive

Posted 8 Years Ago

True that! Great great write! I love this topic which I don't think has changed through the years at least not enough. I live with it daily and it was bad when in school. I wish the changes would be like flicking off a light switch but truly I don't think things have changed much and won't. Every time I write a poem on this issue and share it on my blog no one will comment. Sometimes I think the only ones that appreciate it is other poets but I won't share them anymore. Perhaps I don't do it well which is probably more the likely. I think you did it wonderfully :) Thank you for that. ")

Posted 8 Years Ago

Thankfully the mad dogs dont last too long

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on July 3, 2014
Last Updated on July 6, 2014
Tags: discrimination, bigotry, dark, bias, injustice, hatred, intolerance


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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