Sticks and Stones #poetry #photography


stream

if I could give up

one thing you see

it wouldn’t hang

from a big apple tree

*

if I had to stand

with a big lettered sign

it would not be written

in cursive or in rhyme

*

if there were a big group

standing in a crowd

people united

some silent others loud

*

i’m not sure if ships

blockading in the sea

or a broad high fence

barring you from feeding me

*

is it sticks that you bring

or is it rocks

what point are you making

with your useless sling shot?

***

The prompt for Poet’s United Midweek motif is Boycott.

 I am not sure if a boycott of items or a service really does much.

Will a Cold War (a boycott of sorts) with Russia help my friends in the Ukraine???

Are the boys barring the way for practitioners  (with sticks and slingshots)  into their villages preventing the spread of Ebola?

My signs would say:

“Give Crimea Back”

“Stop the Spread of Ebola – NOW!!!”

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we have an exciting project. We are developing elementary curriculum for Ugandan children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. Along with the curriculum, we hope to develop simple fictions about Uganda for the children to read at school. Trust me books are in short supply. We will use our trusted story tellers: a butterfly and a lion to make the stories come alive. Stay tuned as Bethany and Me put pen to paper. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2012 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the (quiet) originator of the idea and co-producer of One Stop Poetry. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

Join the Conversation

16 Comments

  1. I love the nursery rhyme quality of your poem which helps to reduce the sticks and stones to nonsense. I’m not sure making no signs/apples visible is the answer either. Your frustration shows in the narrative tone, annoyance really. Frankly, I feel the same way. You ask great questions at the end of your poem–the beginning of another I think.

    Like

  2. ugh…it is scary…we know a missionary doctor who is over there right now…that was treating ebola patients…and has now contracted it himself…they are giving him a 50/50 shot at this point of living through the week…luckily his family got out and is back in texas…

    Like

  3. Very interesting poem. It sounds aggressive but you get your message across. Sticks and stones can break our bones, but what’s in our hearts will still shine one way or another.

    Like

  4. well we have seen the effectiveness of boycott by Gandhi in India in early 1919 till 30s… th eeast india company was never in that much loss untill the boycott came to be!

    Like

  5. I tend to agree with Arushi; voting with wallet (or feet) is time-honored and often effective. but nothing is ever 100%, besides our mortality. as to the video on my blog, try going to the source video and view it there? thanks for visiting ~

    Like

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

pmgilmer

P. M. Gilmer: Let's Talk About Books: Reading, Writing, and Reviewing. Member of ACFW

Hello, neighbor.

jesuslovesneighbors.com

Belinda Witzenhausen

Writer, Creativity Coach, Book Reviewer & Artist

lightravellerkate

reflections on life as an house sitter and perpetual traveller

Kristen's Kindergarten

Kindergarten Classroom ideas

Josie Two Shoes

Life at Sixty-five

Read. Pray. Love. Daily.

"O begin!...Whether you like it or no, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way: else you will be a trifler all your days" -- John Wesley

She Speaks Wisdom 2

Proverbs 31:26

onewildword

Write Wild. Write Now.

River Maria Urke

Heart of a Poet ~ Eyes of an Artist

Broken Believers

Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ

Renewing Our Minds

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)

Atomic Scribbles

Atomic Stories and Lovecraftian Writings.

Where Words Daily Come Alive.com

Poems which make you smile each day!

%d bloggers like this: