"Shepherd and Sheep in a Moonlit Lane" by John Atkinson Grimshaw‘A Communist Specter Haunts the West’ by Adam Jon Miller The Society August 22, 2017 Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 1 Comment A Villanelle “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” —George Orwell From the first green grass we navigate— Through days & nights of wake & sleep— Down this road that leads to our house of hate. When the wise are fools, it’s far too late— Kneels a shepherd down to beg his sheep. From the first green grass we navigate. When fish have feet & man is bait, Hail dirt—hail dust—burn brooms—don’t sweep! Down this road leads to a house of hate. While a city ruined must face its fate, Still a law that lives, so rare, worth keep. From the first green grass we navigate. Say something—anything—they lock the gate. Because they, my friend, are meek—skin-deep. Down this road leads to a house of hate. When wrong is right, most celebrate. Nearly dead—the truth—yet few will weep. From the first green grass we navigate Down this road that leads to our house of hate. Adam Jon Miller earned a degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. He currently resides in Northwest Florida with his wife and two children where he co-manages a family real estate brokerage. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) One Response James Sale August 22, 2017 An ambitious poem – I like it. Reply Leave a Reply to James Sale Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.