Happy Poetry Friday
Happy Poetry Friday!
I signed up to send postcards to voters, to encourage people to vote, this is my first batch of postcards that I’ve mailed. If you are interested in joining you can check it out at their website: POSTCARDS TO VOTERS. There they share other volunteers postcards and provide guidelines to participate. It’s all an effort to get out the VOTE this November, and encourage all to Vote by Mail!
Since I have voting on my mind, this poem emerged…
45th EMPEROR OF THE UNITED STATES
Do you know our US Emperor of the United States?
Do you know our US Emperor doesn’t wear any clothes?
Though many masses are deluded to this enigma…
Many hold him up high and mighty
Many hold on to each of his 140 characters,
As if they are kernels of wisdom
Passed down from higher powers.
Many uphold his unrighteous agenda–
Perhaps it harkens back to our Holy Wars,
And Constantine’s sky vision,
“In hoc signo (in this sign you will win).”
Has he become a golden calf,
Worshipped upon a mountaintop?
Coveted and protected by his zealous minions.
Have right and wrong been road-sided,
Truth abandoned and locked away.
It’s time now
It’s time now for
All people to catch sight of
Our Emperor’s sullied nakedness–
Fair lady Democracy
To boldly take her reigns–
It’s time now
For citizens to
Take their part in Democracy
To fight for her,
To uphold her,
For all individuals–
It’s time now–
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
In August I received this dashing original art drawn Robot, card from none other than poet, writer, and artist, Laura Shovan. The postcard is from Co-op America. Isn’t he wonderful, and I love the front too, Many Thanks Laura! xo
Thoughts and prayers going out to all those anywhere near the wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Kiesha Shepard at her blog Whispers from the Ridge is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday roundup, thanks for hosting Kiesha! Keisha is sharing two poems by the African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, be sure to stop by.
Visit Renée LaTulippe at No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.