Uppercase Hyperbole

Uppercase Hyperbole

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell
"

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. ~ Mark Twain

"



Sound the alarm!  It’s time to panic!
Unhinge the senses and send a text.
Tweeter on Twitter, full-blown manic,
and set a fire for the doubly-vexed.

Apocalyptic conversations
are full of nothing, empty and vague.
Upend the world and all its nations.
Quick!  It is coming, another plague!

An existential threat is at hand.
We must scream a little bit louder;
for, if we shout, they will understand.
Words are to wounds as guns to powder.

I don’t care to hear the other side.
They are idiots in denial.
Carbon emissions are amplified,
and we must ramp up the damn dial.

This is the paradox of our time:
the louder we shout, the less we hear.
The more we distort, the less we prime
the will of a once listening ear.

The more we hype the truth, as we know,
the less likely we are bound to bend.
This partisan scourge, a body blow,
must come to naught for our own good end.

All good men must sit at the table.
Good women must participate too.
Be respectful, mindful, and able
to listen to those in front of you.

We can have the most beautiful world,
the most beautiful world ever seen,
a heaven-on-earth world, a dreamworld,
absolution in gardens of green.


© 2019 Linda Marie Van Tassell


Author's Note

Linda Marie Van Tassell

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

hear hear young lady! i agree 100% ... quite with the dividing (who needs Russia - we do it ourselves) it's shameful how the Democrats from day one have gone off the cliff with accusation after accusation after accusation and so far all to the tune of no evidence and millions and million s of tax dollars spent and worthwhile Bills languishing in the House ... disgusting says i! i feel this poem to the quick my friend! if someone wants President Donald Trump out of the White House then vote ... its not that far away eh!? sheesh!! the rhetoric is viscous, vitriolic hate mongering without substance ... stop stop stop says i! please!!!!!!!!! >;[
E.
ps. thanks for the forum Linda! ;)

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda Marie Van Tassell

5 Days Ago

I didn't support Trump nor did I support Hillary. For the first time, I opted not to vote. Since T.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

I am Independant and voted for him .. he does say things off the cuff that are usually exagerated an.. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

4 Days Ago

I totally agree with you. :-)


Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5

Reviews

The image is truly a winner
I think, as I believe the poem states, the world is a beautiful place but as I see man's increasing stupidity, I wonder about the final outcome.
There are areas of improvement and now a young girl might make a difference, But! I dunno.
I see also that Trump wants to withdraw from the Paris accord which to me is a huge mistake.
I understand the, compete with other economies/make a living thing but somewhere along the line we are going to pay a huge price if allasame keeps rolling right along
another good write
Did I say I love the image
Just in case I didn't, let me say,
I love the image

Posted 5 Days Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

5 Days Ago

Thank you, Dave. I thought the image was amazing as well, somewhat patriotic; and with the nose ove.. read more
Love the Twain quote and theres never been a truer word said, re "the louder we shout, the less we hear."
It seems to be that this is the way of the world, whether it be the political arena, the media or those that live next door to the Jones', insisting on telling the world how amazing they say there life is, how sussed they have it and how much we really need to listen to them because what they have in their head should be what is in everyones... Which is why i no longer read or watch the news and travel everywhere with my earphones in, in a way similar to wearing a do not disturb sign.
Isnt it ironic that those who demand we listen to have the least to say and are just making noise to show they count.
Thats my opinion and if anyone disagrees, well ill just unfriend them 😀
I really like the last verse, which to me sounds like common sense, yet can we really say any more that sense is common? I hear a very big IF silently play 😀
Now, lets talk about ME ME ME 😀
A beautiful write that lingers long after reading, in a "how did we get here" kinda way. Questioning what we say is important, from what is.

Posted 5 Days Ago


“This is the paradox of our time” could be a subtitle on such a book’s cover. That line and those that follow are profound.

I doubt if we have enough “good” men and women in Washington, DC or our state governments to fix what’s broken. I read not long ago it takes about $1 million to run for a US representative seat (which was originally intended for the common, working class). We’re not represented by anything common, and because they’re not connected to the people, our “representatives” mostly represent their own and special interests.

I appreciate and applaud the optimism you express in the last two stanzas. That’s what makes America great—we believe in the seemingly impossible.

A good poem-message and entertaining, original artwork.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

6 Days Ago

Thank you, R.E. I agree with you wholeheartedly. At one time, our representatives maintained offic.. read more
R.E. Ray

6 Days Ago

You know this subject well, as good Americans should. If everyone understood the issues as you have .. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

6 Days Ago

I've been a political junkie since I was about 23 years old. Now, more than ever, I wish I wasn't. .. read more
hear hear young lady! i agree 100% ... quite with the dividing (who needs Russia - we do it ourselves) it's shameful how the Democrats from day one have gone off the cliff with accusation after accusation after accusation and so far all to the tune of no evidence and millions and million s of tax dollars spent and worthwhile Bills languishing in the House ... disgusting says i! i feel this poem to the quick my friend! if someone wants President Donald Trump out of the White House then vote ... its not that far away eh!? sheesh!! the rhetoric is viscous, vitriolic hate mongering without substance ... stop stop stop says i! please!!!!!!!!! >;[
E.
ps. thanks for the forum Linda! ;)

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda Marie Van Tassell

5 Days Ago

I didn't support Trump nor did I support Hillary. For the first time, I opted not to vote. Since T.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Days Ago

I am Independant and voted for him .. he does say things off the cuff that are usually exagerated an.. read more
Linda Marie Van Tassell

4 Days Ago

I totally agree with you. :-)
These are wonderful thoughts expressed here.Have you ever watched children on a playground? They don't care what color of skin another child has or the wealth of his family. They just want to play and be friends. If we can't regain that sort of empathy for one another, that lost in adolescence innocence, we might never be able to properly communicate because a large part of communication is listening to and understanding each other. We all want love, acceptance, respect and kindness from others and in my opinion the best way to achieve that is by giving it to others. We must learn to feel like those children again so we can come to the table with our disputes and seek solutions like adults instead of hurling blame and insults. Those are my thoughts. Bless.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Fabian. I agree with everything you've said. Hopefully there will be a reawaking among .. read more
Evil that men do lives on and on. I think now a days, people are addicted to hate on both sides. They're addicted to politics and it makes them feel special in their tribalism. I'm on the stay the hell off my lawn political party.

But opinions are like you know what and I just want to bring attention to your flowing meter and tight rhymes. Once again, you have structured a well written poem with a subject that many have a biased opinion on. Why do people want to control other people with their destructive dialogue? I dont know. But what I do know is that your verse is exquisite. Have a good day.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

Thank you, CD. I place the blame for this squarely on the shoulders of the American people. At the.. read more
I am an ardent champion of free speech; but the problem is, you give a fool a platform and it allows him to shout even louder and more falsely; and it is deaily becoming more and more difficult to distinquish between the truth and a lie.

Other than the fact that Jeff Bezos would almost instantly lose his title of richest chap in the world, (poor man,) I propose there would be no harm in shutting down the net for a month, you know, a kind of social experiment. As for Facetwit and Booker, as I have fondly named them, good riddance! I neither subscribe or prescribe to either, and never will.

Well said!

Beccy.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

If I recall correctly, Amazon stock fell a few days ago; and Bezos is no longer the richest man in t.. read more
Such true and powerful peoclamarions about our state here and in the world at large. The pen is mightier than the sword and thank you for using it wisely. What happened to the truth, real news, common ground politics and such??? Truth is nowhere to be found, respect is lacking, honor is absent minded....
I love your message.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Sami.
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

You are welcome....
it's all become so noisy , a mishmash of voices vying to be heard , so much so that any truth or sense is drowned before it can breathe.
Europe trying to rule Britain, Trump telling British politicians who the best leader will be , Immigrants demanding over and above what the native people have.
i am going selectivley deaf .... before my mind blows.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

It makes me think of the middle east where for thousands of years there has been so much infighting... read more
Stella Armour

1 Week Ago

So true, politicians are just like children they don't know when to walk away ..
Your poem illustrates just what politics is in this Country of ours! Opposites, each shouting their heads off with countering arguments! Ugh! How I hate it!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Linda Marie Van Tassell

1 Week Ago

Yes, it is awful. It makes me want to stop the planet and get off.

First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

222 Views
15 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on November 4, 2019
Last Updated on November 4, 2019
Tags: Uppercase Hyperbole, Linda Marie Van Tassell, Partisan Scourge, Reason, Rationale, Politics

Author

Linda Marie Van Tassell
Linda Marie Van Tassell

VA



About
Poetry has been my passion since I was about fifteen years old, and I love the structure of rhyme and meter moreso than just randomly throwing words upon a page without any form whatsoever. Whi.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Windy Windy

A Story by Samuel Dickens