"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, November 18, 2016


Hold on to me
Don't let me go
Who cares what they see?
Who cares what they know?
Your first name is Free
Last name is Dom
We choose to believe
In where we're from

Man's red flower
It's in every living thing
Mind, use your power
Spirit, use your wings



When predators rattle cages
freedom’s prey sharpens its cause.

Street cats fighting white sheets
are multiplying faster than the
orange peal demagogue
piss staining civil rights.

The clowder can’t be lured
to eat poisoned meat
or nibble on lies to make peace.

A rainbow howl has more volume
than the thin lipped screeching
of raptors spewing hate.

©Susie Clevenger 2016

Clowder : a group or cluster of cats

Real Toads ~ Music With Meow

To answer Jim's question I have never participated in a riot nor would I. I have participated in peaceful protests and stood up to the bullying of an uncle who was a member of the KKK and The American Nazi Party when he verbally attacked me about the religion and race of my friends. 


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Whoa! Those first two lines set my hair on Fire! Fantastic write with stellar closing lines. Your pen packs power, Susie.

Jim said...

Potent, Susie. The rainbow howl says "Don't mess with us." They mean it, there won't be any going back.
Did you ever participate in a riot? Intensity multiplies.

kaykuala said...

Wild quarrels spread faster than good intentions.It takes time to do good than it takes to destroy things. Wisely said Susie!


Marian said...

I hope you are right, Susie.

brudberg said...

I think you are right, but we have a wind of fear and hate that's blowing... I'm more afraid of the puppet master pulling the strings here.

razzamadazzle said...

I absolutely love this!

Martin Kloess said...

I am with you. Well said.

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