"And to All a Good Night" by Norman Rockwell‘Happy Holidaze’ and Other Poetry by Joe Tessitore The Society December 24, 2018 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 7 Comments Happy Holidaze Our holidays we sanitize. They don’t offend or stigmatize. In fact we made them squeaky clean, but what, by jingle, do they mean? The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers * A dewdrop sparkles on the rose __but for a moment, this she knows. Breathtaking poise transcending time— __brief is her dance, yet so sublime! * “Dewdrop” is the lead ballerina in the Waltz of the Flowers Abandon Ship Do not presume to hold the door— the fairer sex exists no more. The women and the children first— a practice that is now accursed. This culture of misogyny; discredited for all to see. A trend that just might loose its grip, next time we hear “Abandon ship!” Across The Aisle Each one of us sees deep inside to where your hatred cannot hide. Relentlessly our gaze does sweep; no secret from us can you keep. Both laser-like and broad in scope— there’s no escape; there is no hope in thinking that you might conceal what we are driven to reveal. Comrades-in-arms; like-minded souls; as one do we pursue our goals. A monolith of pure intent— on your destruction we are bent… …they never laugh; they never smile— the enemies across the aisle. 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) 7 Responses benjamen grinberg December 24, 2018 jingle means money nice second poem! nice third poem. seems to relate to the last. Reply Joseph Tessitore December 24, 2018 Actually, I just realized that the only one that isn’t connected (by ideology) is the “Nutcracker” one. In fact the ballet itself has been infected by ideology – one of the dances was changed because it was deemed offensive. Reply Amy Foreman December 24, 2018 Lovely little verses, each one, Joe! I especially enjoyed “Abandon Ship.” Funny how women have fought so hard for the right to be treated exactly like men, even to the point of being sent to the front lines in combat. But all the “liberation” in the world can’t make them content, when they are fundamentally at odds with the fact that God made them women. The feminist mindset has never produced a woman who is happy. Reply James Sale December 26, 2018 Yes, lovely verses, Joe. Made me smile. And I agree with Amy. I certainly think any discrimination against women is wrong, and I detest patronising them as well; but in the UK, for example, we now have them, or are about to have them, as killers in our Special Forces. As if we haven’t got enough men to do that kind of dark work, we need to corrupt the other half of the population to do it; and all in the name of a phoney ‘equality’, which as Amy observes fails to recognise the essential physical and psychological differences between typical men and typical women. Reply E.V. December 24, 2018 These poems are great! I enjoyed reading each of them. Reply David Paul Behrens December 24, 2018 Nice poems, Joe. Merry Christmas. Reply David Watt December 26, 2018 Joe, I enjoyed your poems. I particularly liked the assonance of the final couplet in “Across The Aisle”. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and happiness in the forthcoming New Year. Reply Leave a Reply 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.