the Unending Journey of the Wandering Author

A chronicle of the unending journey of the Wandering Author through life, with notes and observations made along the way. My readers should be aware I will not censor comments that disagree with me, but I do refuse to display comment spam or pointless, obscene rants. Humans may contact me at thewanderingauthor at yahoo dot com - I'll reply as I am able.

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I have always known I was meant to write, even when I was too young to know the word 'author'. When I learned that books were printed, I developed an interest in that as well. And I have always been a wanderer, at least in my mind. It's not the worst trait in an author. For more, read my writing; every author illuminates their heart and soul on the pages they write upon.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Against

This week's 100 word challenge at Velvet Verbosity features the word Against. Well, I'm against using the same format for every effort, so here's a poem for your (doubtful) pleasure.

Against

I cry out -
Against
Death and loss.

Against
Entropy.

Against the inexorable current of
Time.

Against
Cruelty and its craving:
Suffering.

Against
Lies luring us astray -
Politics;
Every party, every candidate -
Posturing,
Hypocrisy,
Good intentions soured, presented as fresh,
Cures worse than diseases,
Distortions of truth
Winning votes,
Betrayal of all
Who trust promises.

Against
Conformity,
Thoughtless obedience -
Slayers of creativity;
Hatred and intolerance,
Harsh enforcers;
Standardization,
Enemy of infinite variety.

Against
Greed,
Lust;
Which cultivate
Indifference to all
But their satisfaction;
Exploitation,
Pollution,
Destruction,
Bitter fruits of indifference.

Against
Rigid law,
Rules, regulations,
Injustice.

Against
War in any form.

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7 Comments:

OpenID notlivinginvain said...

Very powerful.

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May 29, 2008 10:08 PM  
Anonymous JM said...

You wrote exactly what I first wanted to write but wasn't sure I could express. :)

May 29, 2008 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Velvet Verbosity said...

I'm no critic of poetry. I can't write it to save my life, even though I've tried, and I like my own stuff because, well, it's mine. It's expressing something I want to express.

Anyway, I can't critique form or any of that, but I definitely enjoyed AND identified with this piece. I found myself nodding in agreement.

May 29, 2008 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jana Lubina said...

Wow. nice.

May 30, 2008 7:28 AM  
Blogger Sassy Mama Bear said...

I think this was a very strong statement of thoughts R.
Mine is up @ http://mamabearwrites.blogspot.com/

Penelope Anne

May 30, 2008 2:22 PM  
Blogger The Wandering Author said...

notlivinginvain, thanks.

jm, that's quite a compliment. Thank you.

velvet verbosity, I don't mind critiques - but I don't require them, either. :-) And thank you.

Thanks, Jana

Penelope, yours was very powerful; I recommend any of my readers to go over and check it out.

May 30, 2008 11:52 PM  
Anonymous secret agent mama said...

The beauty of poetry. I loved it, as it spoke volumes to me; as all good poems should!

June 02, 2008 9:36 PM  

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