He’s got no heart that’s plain for us to see yet adamantine chains of our own greed mocking bind our flesh permission securing to multiply lies that his desires ours would circumscribe
She’s got no heart that we all clearly know obscure it we must the voters to con paid consultants we diabolical masters creating sly illusions to blind our client’s tribe
Lisa at dVerse: Poetics -- "Halloweeny Humans" asks us to
write about a dislikable human trait.
She also introduces us to a new poetic form, the Duodora,
which we can choose to use.
a quatorzain made up of 2 septets.
syllabic, 4/6/5/5/5/10/10 syllables per line.
rhymed Axxxxxb Axxxxxb L1 is repeated as a refrain that begins the 2nd stanza. x is unrhymed.
Enjoy more at Mr. Linky.
After an absence of weeks from your midst, my first return post is a rant. Forgive me. I’ve just been reading about the barbaric custom of bacha baziwhich is practiced in parts of the Mideast, northwestern Pakistan and most ubiquitously and flagrantly in Afghanistan. As a 2015 New York Times article reported and Tabletmagazine reminds us today, during their twenty-year tenure there, our soldiers were told by their “woke” military commanders to disregard the practice among their Afghan “allies” even as it occurred under their very noses. One Special Forces officer was fired for preventing the rape of an Afghani boy. What an amoral, self-serving, dictatorial sham is the leadership in our country and the world! Meanwhile, we pray for the 15,000 Americans who are trapped in Afghanistan right now. May God help them, and the Afghani women and children.~d
Patronized by our inferiors Elitists compromised by their behaviors Say don’t you know the bacha bazi “Dancing” little boys raped by Afghan “allies” So we could stay spending our dollars On defense contractors greasing legislators To turn a blind eye to “indigenous customs” Children enslaved to cowards “Allies” rebranded as refugees To soil the land with fresh blood of their victims Here in the streets where Harley-Davidsons Ride on the winds of freedom from oppression. Let the monsters stay with the warlords of Pakistan Or Qatar, or UAE with CCP camps of Uyghurs Don’t let the elitists tell you “better.”
A daughter born on the wrong side of the blanket given to a Count in marriage a political alliance for my father who gave my daughters away as hostages and another king’s son held as bond in my hands: my hands! O servants of the air! Promptly did I have his eyes put out. As promptly did Henry allow my daughters’ eyes blinded, their noses cut off as revenge – Do you wonder? So power-hungry progenitors bequeath the sacrifice of the innocent to this day.
Henry I was king of England from c. 1100– 1 December 1135. Historian Charles Spencer describes this brutally cruel event in his book The White Ship