And we all fall

Day 4 OctPoWriMo

Prompt: Falling

Form: Blitz poem

Mind the gap
Mind your language
Language of heart
Language of profanity
Profanity is bad
Profanity is powerful
Powerful can change the world
Powerful are corrupt
Corrupt police
Corrupt practices
Practices of culture
Practices of discrimination
Discrimination is sexist
Discrimination begets inequality
Inequality in status
Inequality is demeaning
Demeaning words
Demeaning actions
Actions can be fearless
Actions may hurt
Hurt egos
Hurt sensibilities
Sensibilities can be refined
Sensibilities are offended
Offended react
Offended want justice
Justice fails
Justice sometimes delivers
Delivers homilies
Delivers punches
Punches a jab
Punches in anger
Anger can be moving
Anger can empower
Empower minds
Empower the voiceless
Voiceless feelings
Voiceless protest
Protest to be heard
Protest against wrongs
Wrongs are wrongs
Wrongs ain’t right
Right to breathe
Right to reconcile
Reconcile to truth
Reconcile to reality
Reality saves from falling
Reality seen as a failing
Failing…
Falling…

65 thoughts on “And we all fall

    1. Radhika, it is only in October and April I try all the suggested forms of poetry. Rest of the year I am too lazy.
      Thanks so much for your appreciation. β€οΈπŸ€—

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  1. Very powerful. Powerful beyond the telling of it. I like the wide-angle perspective on this, the constant back-and-forth switch between the positive and the negative, the cascading lines staring each other down. The alternating between these makes one dizzy but also seeks to increase the impact of each successive pair.

    If impact was what you were after, oh boy have you succeeded.

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  2. Each and every line of the poem made me want to stop and think….and those are the writings that are most inspiring to me – those that make me think!
    I am definitely going to read it again and again to really wrap my head around all that it sparks in my head!
    Thank you so much for this.

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      1. You’re always most welcome, dear heart! I’m still pondering (happily) the “right to reconcile”…as I have too many unreconciled relationships in heart’s pocket.

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      2. Bless you, you always have the right wordsπŸ’– It’s one of those things where it takes both/all parties…and right time and place. I’ve accepted peacefully that it may not be possible, and that it’s not ALL my fault.

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