Speak Up!

Written for:  Poetics Aside #415
Write an I Believe You poem.  This could be a poem about someone’s vision for the future or someone’s story of the past. It could be a poem about a real person, a fictional character, or even yourself (written in the first person by someone else–or a “staring in the mirror” poem).

“You say you want a revolution”
and I believe that you do.
Organize, protest, do something
to honor this country. We need
a leader that cares for all
people. We need a leader
without a trigger finger
or an immense ego to be coddled.
We need a leader who understands
science, without constant whining
about it. We need a leader
with thicker skin, able to keep
at least some thoughts in.
“You say you need a revolution”
and I believe that you do.
It may be the only solution.

(my thanks to John Lennon, and The Beatles)

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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