Please say …

Please say it matters
not soiled, bespattered.
What’s divided can be bridged
cause hate is hurtful
and still resourceful
we can climb and cross the ridge.

Please say you’ll follow
don’t dwell in hollows
cause our future still is bright
See, when it’s darkest
you can still be kissed,
and scintillate in what’s right.

Please say it’s stronger
to forgive; that longer
lasting is a fence not built
than walls erected.
cause once elected
he can change, admit his guilt.

Bridges by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Bridges by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

Today we are writing Alouette with Gayle at dVerse.
Syllables/Meter: 5, 5, 7, 5, 5, 7
Rhyme Scheme: a, a, b, c, c, b
Join us at 9 PM CET and have fun.

November 10, 2016

30 responses to “Please say …

  1. I think I’m going to have to stop reading and writing blog posts if all that the blogging poets are going to think/write about is their bad feelings about the Presidency. I’m happy about it. But I can’t manage to stay happy because everyone online seems so upset. You all have to express your feelings, of course. But it is making me feel like just not getting online anymore. 😦 I wish everyone would at least give him a chance. I think you’re going to be surprised at how well he does.

    • I hope he will break his promises… because if he does I have no problems, but I guess he would be the same as any politician then. But I will not write anything more on this… You will see it will be all bunnies in a while

    • Talking with each other as friends is the only way we can all move forward Shawna. I don’t feel any animus towards you or anybody else who supported President-elect Trump. I’m willing to give him a chance provided he governs for all Americans and doesn’t slide down the pandering slope that all Democrats and Republicans have done for decades. He wants to shake things up. That’s not a bad thing.

  2. I think we have to stay optimistic,otherwise we’d never get out of bed. I do like these lines:
    ‘See, when it’s darkest
    you can still be kissed,
    and scintillate in what’s right.’

  3. I also like the line mentioned above….to me, this is the revolutionary change, albeit disguised, that Bernie mustered but unfortunately was ignored by mainstream media…

  4. I love the message of forgiveness, building bridges and positive attitude. I must admit, I hated the outcome and I had trouble explaining this to my young daughter – how someone who is a misogynist and racist can become the President. Still, because of the grace of Hillary and the welcoming hands of Obama, I look forward to his changing attitudes and beliefs. I think the world and us will changed him, more than he can change us. A timely and excellent use of the form Bjorn.

  5. Topical and well written.Interesting times we live in where I believe our collective shadow is coming up to meet us along the path. Buckle up folks. Gonna be a helluva ride 😉

  6. Bjorn, I sincerely hope your words are prophetic. We could use some healing here in America. Your poem is uplifting, and leaves me cautiously optimistic.

  7. I have never been fearful of any president or prime minister. Given the choice I would pick shady over impulsive when it comes to the safety of the world. Your poem offers a welcome perspective though….he may evolve. We can only hope.

  8. i have resilience and strength but i think of those who have less. you know the one’s who will and are already feeling the wrath of an approved platform of racism, misogyny, homophobia, bigotry, hate. those that say…give him a chance… are usually those that won’t feel any of the ramifications. in that, this environment and his words created a voluminous amount of angst and fear for so many is in itself a violent act. i am a person of color, born in the country he and his followers and surrogates hate the most, Mexico, who feels this personally. every time one of those affected by the ugliness of the nuances of this platform and gets up out of bed, he or she is scared to walk out of their house. in a country that used to condemn this type of fascist state. so to all of you who say …give him, this professed racist/fascist, a chance you must not understand or are personally ‘safe’.

  9. Well, I think you have done very well with this strange form, Bjorn. And I also believe that poetry at times….can serve as political messages…however, we are a divided nation…hell, world…and people’s nerves are on edge. I think you did very well…in message and form. Good. I’m with Mish.

  10. I always admire what you do and to what extent you give power to the poem, at the same time following a task and scheme. I found this one to be both personal, but also a call for hope for humanity (I think the recent worldwide events associate it to me like that).

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