Depiction of Rome burning while Emperor Nero looks on.‘Amen and Awoman’ and Other Poetry on the State of the U.S. The Society January 11, 2021 Culture, Deconstructing Communism, Humor, Poetry 5 Comments . Wokeness by Russel Winick “Amen and Awoman” the Congressman said, The Leftists all thought it was great. What more woke insanity now lies ahead? That young females “womanstruate”? . . Nightfall by C.B. Anderson No longer will our children learn in school A history that’s free from outright lies And glib distortions that are meant to fool The undeveloped minds and cloud the eyes Of those with futures hanging in the balance, But only Leftist creed in thin disguise Designed to stifle the emerging talents Of budding youth. Nor will it be deemed civil To speak one’s mind or ever make allowance For those who do, unless they’re spewing drivel Composed by those who’ve ruthlessly deflowered Our nation, placed all conscience on a swivel, And brought about the Era of the Coward. No less a measure than immense upheaval Can counter what the technocrats empowered, And any country overcome by Evil, Where lawlessness and rank corruption rule, Most likely is a land beyond retrieval. . . Democratic Newspeak by Eric Awesud Ble Across the land, free speech is banned, by despots in control. Dictating Democratic autocrats are on a roll. The Democrats, in their pursuit of inclusivity, banned terms, like mother, father, brother, sister, she or he In their committees. Democrats will not allow such terms as uncle, aunt, grand-daughter or grand-son; they must be spurned. The U.S. House of Representatives will stop such trash thanks to the gender ideology of Democrats. One must avoid such words as man or woman, husband, wife. Perhaps the Democrats would also like to banish life. . . NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. 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CODEC News: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) 5 Responses C.B. Anderson January 11, 2021 I thank you, Russel, for exposing the utter stupidity and ignorance of certain persons who supposedly represent us in Congress. Unfortunately, most Libtards will take their ill-conceived eructations as Gospel. And you, Bruce, have hit the nail on the head. I only wonder where we go from here. Reply Cynthia Erlandson January 11, 2021 All three of these make excellent points, in good meter and rhyme. Russel, thanks for the laugh-out-loud. We surely need humor to help our sanity these days. C.B., you’ve expressed the dread I feel for the future of young children whenever I see them now. And I admire your terza rima! (I’ve never had the courage to try that form yet.) And Eric, you’ve compressed into a few lines an example of the theft of language in which the left has been engaged for so long, but has been accelerating with dizzying speed this year. Reply Russel Winick January 11, 2021 Thanks C.B. and Cynthia. I now often think back to when I participated in my college’s student government in the mid-late ‘70’s. There were (many) liberals and (several) conservatives, but we all listened to each other, were respectful towards each other, and after arguing we got a beer together (or, in my case, water). I fear those days may be gone forever. Last week feels like the second coming of Fort Sumpter. Reply C.B. Anderson January 12, 2021 Terza rima isn’t all that challenging, Cynthia. One needs only to choose words for line endings that have a sufficient number of good rhymes. For this poem I had assembled thematic triplets ahead of time and then went from there. How to end a terza rima poem is another issue one needs to address. There are at least three ways to do it. 1.) In this poem I picked up the A lines in the first stanza with a rhyme in the B line of the last stanza (2 + 1 = 3); 2.) the last stanza can be a couplet that rhymes with the B line of the preceding stanza (most common); or 3.) the last stanza can be a quatrain, as in my poem “Twice”, like this: to utter speechlessness — she was the knife first pierced his heart! She was the sober dove whose olive-branch brought order to his life. To find his place, to firmly fall in love, was blessedness that came without a price, but left him bowed — he thanked the God above that he had been allowed to do it twice. Reply Christophet Flint January 12, 2021 Mr. Anderdon — I assume my longer praise of your work and insight has been appropriately censored to protect SCP. I understand but regret the need for such control. I can only hope it is sent to you privately. 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