Six-word Saturday

I’m asked to write in rhyme
for Octpowrimo today
but I’m well past my prime
so what I have to say
is anything but sublime

I write fairly often in rhyme, so the prompt was nothing new to me.  So I went on an archive trawl of my blog for rhyming poems and came up  with one I wrote a year or so ago, but which is still topical.  Will they ever change?


The mind boggles at their blindness –
those men of power who fail to see
the contempt in which we hold them,
for their greed, their lack of kindness,
for lying cupidity and venality.

Politicians blind to suffering and poverty –
their eyes only on the main chance,
thinking always “what’s in it for me,”
their ears only open to big business –
they deny their faults emphatically.

Where are the lenses which will bless
their vision with more clarity,
where  the aids to unstop their ears,
where are the men of charity
to lead with truth, morality and fairness?


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18 Responses to Six-word Saturday

  1. Perfect! We in the USA know this blindness all too we’ll. Thank you.


  2. Tonya says:

    These are great Viv!


  3. Jim says:

    I too like rhyming poetry. This one may not need that though since it is ‘political’ chastisement. I do agree with this one though. I don’t know where our next ‘leaders’ will come from, yours either.

    My Six Words today:


  4. We’re feeling the pain of that second one right now. It’s the same all over, I suppose.


  5. Karen S says:

    Wow, I’d be hard pressed to write one myself! You on the other hand did a bang up job! Excellent!


  6. restlessjo says:

    Truth, morality and fairness, Viv? Don’t make me laugh! (very sadly) 😦


  7. granny1947 says:

    Unfortunately they won’t change…greed seems to overcome all…in this country anyway.


  8. Your poem should be the front page of every single newspaper in the world. It is so relevant, sadly on point and needs to be seen by everyone.


  9. I love both 🙂
    And still very much up-to-date indeed. Don’t think that will ever change, no!


  10. cecilia says:

    So relevant. So VERY relevant and true.. c


  11. First one – everything you write is sublime.

    Second one – could have been written this morning.


  12. Shah Wharton says:

    I love using some form of rhyme when writing poetry. I had a free-flow moment a few years back, but it still found a few rhymes ‘accidentally’, Although I know it’s not fashionable these days, I think if we are creative with it, like you have been here, it can still be powerful and ‘relevant’.


  13. rosross says:

    I think real poetry rhymes in some way. Well done. so much that is called poetry these days is just prose to my mind… interesting prose, good prose, often excellent prose but not poetry.


  14. Beautifully written!


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