A Year In The Life Of America

Written for: Poetic Asides #365 – Write “a year in the life” poem.
For today’s prompt, write a “year in the life” poem. It could be a poem about something that takes a year to happen, a summary of a year’s worth of events, or even a top moment. Poems about tree rings, seasons, etc., are all welcome as well.

A contentious campaign
began in our nation,
then droughts, wild fires, pelting rain
brought moaning sounds of ululation.

Hatred reared its monstrous head,
gang violence at an all-time high,
black citizens shot down dead,
and lasers flashing, drones in sky.

Little causes us to shock
anesthetized as we’ve become
to all horrors, cheating jocks,
homeless Vets, and Wall Street sums.

We can’t control Mother Nature,
we can show respect we hold
for others. Pass legislature–
ensure no one is left in the cold.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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