Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Allowed


The world’s shattered porcelain, and on it

lie the eggshells from someone else’s omelette

- ours are a hodgepodge mix we inherit

and eggs are now too expensive to get

while butter’s priced itself out of the market.

 

We don’t need a war to go out and kill

- allowed in peacetime, in places peaceful.

A perceived wrong, someone being uncivil

long ago and the irresistible pull

of the trigger - the settlement in full.

 

The world's just shattered porcelain and eggshells

glinting in the sun, and broken spectacles.









11 comments:

  1. I like the repitition of "the world's just shattered porcelain ..." It surely is.

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    1. Repetitions are supposed to drive the message home...do our politicians get it? Never mind how many times it's repeated. Glad you liked reading.

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  2. Hari OM
    Yes, eggshells abound... YAM xx

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  3. Profoundly true. Which shatters my heart. Which is eggshell thin.

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    1. So tired of all the breaking and broken stuff! I wish they'd clean up! If they can't make anything whole, at least they should stop getting in the way.

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  4. shattered. That sums it up

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  5. Definitely NIla. Shattered porcelain covers it. Shattering.

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    1. Hi Denise, 90% of me is in total freak out mode, but 10% is still refusing to give up hope!

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  6. Hi Nila - we're living in more desperate times ... shattered lives - which hurt so much ... let alone the eggshell covered brain - suffering as well ... and then those not hurting per se - but brain overwhelmed at the stupidity ... we need leaders at all levels of societies ... cheers Hilary

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