"Signing of the Constitution of the United States" by Howard Chandler Christy‘A Great Divide’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society January 11, 2018 Beauty, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 8 Comments A Great Divide “…to form a more perfect union” I walk to the edge of a great divide and I try to talk with the other side but they do not reciprocate they tell me that I’m filled with hate I stand at the point of no return and I cry as all the bridges burn for a citizenry torn apart for a nation with a broken heart I kneel at the grave of a once-great land and I sigh that I don’t understand – so obvious a tragedy that everyone refused to see Unshackled? Back in the day I was a boob For hours I’d sit in front of the tube But now my smartphone has unshackled me! Damn! I just walked into a tree! The Gulls The tide retreats And piers emerge The choicest seats And gulls converge And once each has Its chosen place The tide rolls in Each gull to chase 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) 8 Responses Sally Cook January 11, 2018 Dear Joe – I like these very much a good start to a Happy New Year. You are doing great! Sally Reply Joe Tessitore January 11, 2018 Thanks Sally! Good to hear from you. Reply David Hollywood January 11, 2018 These are great poems.Very entertaining, reflective and observing. Thank you. Reply Joe Tessitore January 11, 2018 Thank you very much! Reply Fr. Richard Libby January 11, 2018 I enjoyed these poems very much. Reply Joe Tessitore January 12, 2018 Thanks Father! Reply Leo Yankevich January 12, 2018 I enjoyed these concise, telling and terse poems very much, Mr Tessitore. Reply Joe Tessitore January 12, 2018 Thanks very much Leo! 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.