Washington in flames on August 24, 1814.‘Games of Gridlock’ (Rondeau) by E.V. Wyler The Society September 4, 2016 Poetry, Rondeau 2 Comments “Games of Gridlock,” people proclaim, “court our congress in shifts of shame!” If pay-to-play campaigns unlash a people-to-the-poles backlash, it’s our Republic we’ll reclaim! On “others” bureaucrats base blame, but their blunders remain the same; with bloated blather they rehash Games of Gridlock! … Frothy filibusters inflame loathings our lawmakers are lame … Presented with poise and panache, the platforms upon which they clash, plainly promote one pointless aim: Games of Gridlock! E. V. “Beth” Wyler grew up in Elmont, NY. At 43, she obtained her associate’s degree from Bergen Community College. She and her husband, Richard, share their empty Fair Lawn, NJ nest with 3 cats and a beta fish. Her oldest daughter is a biomedical engineer and her other two children are SUNY undergraduate students. E. V. Wyler’s poetry has been published in: The Storyteller, Feelings of the Heart, WestWard Quarterly, The Pink Chameleon, Nuthouse Magazine, The Rotary Dial, and on the website Poetry Soup. In addition, 3 accepted poems are pending publication in Vox Poetica. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Alice September 6, 2016 Great writer E-V-Wyler is. I am glad to see her work on this page. She has been published in my literary publication as well. Her writing is superb. Reply E. V. "Beth" Wyler October 8, 2016 Thank you, Alice. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.