Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Democracy's Demise ~ #WWUC @NWCreativeUnion


 I planted my feet to the left
while you planted yours to the right
and compromise was severed
with the grisly sound of democracy’s death.

Amidst the carnage
I looked up at heaven’s
cloud of wings to see
a murder of crows
descending upon the carrion
of our disagreement.

Beaded mirror eyes stood above us
reflecting our failure to agree
and the decimated freedom
still clinging to our fists.

“It is too late,” rose from black beaks
as we the people gasped a last breath into the dust.


©Susie Clevenger 2012


com·pro·mise: [kom-pruh-mahyz]   noun,verb, com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
noun
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; anagreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposingclaims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification ofdemands.

May we citizens of these United States come together in peace and lay aside our prejudices to work toward the common good of all our citizens. It is imperative we succeed if we are to retain the freedom and democracy that has sustained our nation for the past 236 years.

Leslie Moon offered Edgar Allen Poe and the beautiful video as inspiration to write

5 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow... Susie, this is gripping.

Fred Rutherford said...

Strong write Susie. Great lines, pacing and tone. Strong indeed. Awesome response to the WWUC prompt. Thanks

Leslie Moon said...

Strong words and so apropos Susie for the upcoming election

Leslie

Natasha Head said...

Susie!!! Love this side of your pen...you have raised a call to action with this piece...Love your notes at the finish as well...dark, compelling, and a warning that is all too needed. Fantastic!

Sean Vessey said...

Thank you for this one. I love the layers within layers feel!