Poem a Day Challenge #28 (Thirteen Lines)

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Thirteen Lines

By Scott Bailey © 2013

The bankers, the police and politicians
laugh at us in their vaults of gold.
Shock and anger and bile!
Such arrogance we behold.

Headlines! Headlines! Headlines!
We MUST have an inquiry!
Heads must rolls, we must have scalps!
Weeks and weeks of fury.

We will not suffer the injustice any longer!
Oh! There’s a royal baby due.
Wait! What? Conkers have been banned!
It’s health and safety gone mad!

What can you do with a shrug?

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Poem a Day Challenge #25 (Tension)

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Tension

by Scott Bailey © 2013

Tight when I shouldn’t be.
Wound up in the calm
of home and tranquility
Lacking a balm

Lacking release
of the spring in my neck
the wires in my heart
keeping in check

Blessing abound
around me and yet
contentment’s elusive
crushed by the debt

Of responsible lives
led slowly and sure
This then the malady.
Where then the cure?

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