Thursday, April 24, 2008


Their lifestyle, a votive for peace,
Insight, harmony, human rights;
Incipient molder will cease!
A festering splinter delights.

Insight, harmony, human rights;
Distractions to Olympic hype.
A festering splinter delights-
The chance to speak out is now ripe.

Distractions to Olympic hype;
Murders punctuate suppression.
The chance to speak out is now ripe;
World rebels against repression.

Murders punctuate suppression,
Incipient molder will cease.
World rebells against repression.
Their lifestyle a votive for peace.

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Blogger paisley said...

damn rel.. that was terrific... i must admit i am the last person on the planet to know what the hell all the arguing is about... but i do wish we could all just shut the f*ck up and get along......

11:51 PM  
Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

OOOOO I like this! It resonates in these prickly times!


5:41 AM  
Blogger Michelle Johnson said...

Excellent use of the words, Rel. I agree with Paisley. I do wish we could all just get along. Fighting is all anyone seems to know these days. This is a really good piece. Have a nice day.

8:05 AM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Great work, as usual! Amazing how the more we learn, the less we know. Surely this poem is so appropos to the very basis of peace. Wonderful!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Wow Rel! You made a pantoum look easy and with such unique words. Bravo!

Peace bro! HUGS

3:22 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Again. another great piece. I'm always impressed.

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Your words flowed as if effortless, the task before us is not.

Ditto Paisley's words, though.

(The exclamation point unused in the last stanza - I found very effective, Rel.)

10:44 PM  
Anonymous keith hillman said...

When the modern Olympic games started in 1859 they could not possibly have imagined a time when it would become a platform for political demonstrations. What ever happened to the Olympic ideal. Great piece buy the way!

5:05 AM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I'm not sure what a pantoum is, but I can appreciate the sentiments of it.

Olympic ideal? What does that mean, now?

2:44 AM  
Blogger jadey said...

I have to agree this is a great post and I wish we could all get along the world would be a much more lovelier place.

9:06 AM  

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