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Poem - The Middle

"The Middle" is my first poetic attempt to understand the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.


The Middle

The reins are grabbed a last time
by those who fought for slice
of dreams tainted by the high
while the world passed them by
blame them not for their fears
the ballot was wet from the tears
cast to confront their peers
by advocates of what they hold dear

the middle has had its fill
social wars, hot blood spilled
quick reaction made habitual
by the mantras set in the will
pitchforks cast high to the sky
ready for blood from those who lied
hopes have died for common ones
no longer willing to meekly standby

strings tumble to the floor
the first of puppets is no more
victory won is now the chore
adding heads to the score
the two towers will collapse
foundation gone at long last
die rolled, snake eyes cast
as vultures settle for their repast.

2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20161109.
Tags: election, fear
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