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Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Citizen Appalled

I watch the world shift and crumble all around me
A treacherous path lay ahead
I tremble
I see the leaders of a once great nation
falter and stumble...
And I wonder, who will heal this crevice, this wound?
I look for a leader with honor, with valor
I find none.
My eyes shift from the wreckage of democracy gone awry
Now focusing upon the subtle strengths of
a woman determined,
a woman focused,
a citizen appalled.

Angela Schleicher © 2008

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Mandy said...

honestly? I LOVE IT:)

Jessica said...

Very nicely put. I like it!

pannwriter said...

Like it, like it. Not sure I understand the last line. You seem to be taking us someplace and then it comes abruptly to a stop. Is that the point? Help me out here?

Fortune Cookies said...

mandy-Thanks!

jessica- Thank you much!

pannwriter- Thank you...Yes, I do stop rather abruptly, I think because I feel like shift in consciousness was equally abrupt as well as my abandonment of idealistic hope. The last line simply infers that rather than looking outwardly-to the politicians, to "fix" the wrongs that I see around me, I am now focusing on what I can do to make my world a better place for everyone.

Anndi said...

Well done. I think too many feel left out in the cold at this time and looking inward is the best route, always has been.

Fortune Cookies said...

anndi- tahnk you! I am so glad someone else can relate to what is being conveyed in that poem.

Reb said...

I like it. Nicely stated, empowering.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Good message and vehicle, very nicely done! You should get back into writing poetry!!!! I guess you just did. COol!

Chaggoholic.... said...

Nice.Cud hv bn a bit longer wid some more insights.Anyways nice....

Fortune Cookies said...

reb- thanks! being empowered feels good.

mary - I've missed writing, I hope poetry can once again begin to flow from my pen...

chaggoholic- thanks! and thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll be back, and I hope you'll stop by my other blog

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Pretty scary stuff!