Burning of Falun Gong books and pictures by communist authorities in China‘The Great Living Hell’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society December 12, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Poetry 2 Comments The Great Living Hell On Communism Under the radar I fly Thru’ an ever more darkening sky Thru’ the smoke from the volumes that burned Thru’ the silence of lessons unlearned Thru’ the sound of the shattering glass Thru’ the thoughts of the mindless I pass Thru’ the dust of the statues that fell Thru’ the skies of the Great Living Hell The Swamp From the depths of the hidden swamp where predators and villains romp a nation watches in surprise as they begin to drop like flies Deplorable hypocrisy exposed for all the world to see A festering and fetid brew until the light of day broke through But still they scramble to repair integrity that isn’t there Pathetic yet without remorse a swamp that must be drained by force Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. 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)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 Robert Walton December 12, 2017 Thanks for writing these poems. Your words are a consolation to all of us beneath the “ever darkening sky”. Reply Fr. Richard Libby December 22, 2017 Well done on both! You certainly hit a timely bull’s eye with “The Swamp”. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.