She Started It, Mom

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, “What Fresh Hell Is This? – November Word List (your view of election)
This month’s list is dedicated to the risky proposition currently called ‘Democracy’.
Even for our out-of-nation Toads and visitors – what happens in the US November 8th will for good or ill directly impact the rest of the world.


Dorothy Parker


Take at least 3 of the following list of words and weave them into a new poem for the challenge.

words: novel, toss, lightly, force, money, God, look, forgive, enemy, annoy, happy, cause, go

Uninformed and blatant
he’s a force for hatred
whereas she rakes in money
for speeches so sunny
the office is better left vacant.

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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8 Responses to She Started It, Mom

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    It’ll soon be all over, and then it will begin!


  2. margaret says:

    Let’s hope the “checks & balances” work whoever gets into office! Well done.


  3. magyar says:

    __ If there are any “Statesmen” left, oh, sorry… “Statespeople,” “People of the People” so to say of them, ’tis now becoming an imperative, that they rile the elite to march along the path of trueism, decency, civility and dignity… “for the people, by the people.”
    __ We, must again become the Directors, and not allow the actors to write their own duplicitous scripts.

    stage actors
    if tickets are unsold
    no play for pay


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  4. M says:

    sorry for taking so long to visit – thanks for adding your pen, Sara ~


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