You; the man of words
much better than the ones
with which I praise
your gentle intellect,
your extensive hands
that only gives.
You; the man who always
shows the way
with truthful words
who sacrificed the modest comfort
of your penthouse,
to live for us to rule, and give
the stolen independence back
to businesses who gives
us wage and work, to let
the money trickle
from the owner’s funds.
You, who saved the coal,
who fought the wars
and the bureaucrats, who
claimed that fossil fuels should
You who put a stop to scientists
who tried to take away our bulbs,
our freedom and our pesticides,
You, my captain, you.
Today Sanaa hosts at dVerse where we are taught to write Panygiric poetry or writing in praise of a hero. I couldn’t really find a good way to do it so I wrote a mock praise. I will not say who I thought of, and it can probably fit more than one.
October 5, 2021
This is perfect
This is gorgeously rendered, Bjorn! 😀 I love that you chose to write mock praise and agree that it certainly does fit more than one. Especially resonate with; “who sacrificed the modest comfort of your penthouse, to live for us to rule, and give the stolen independence back to businesses who gives us wage and work.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝
Brilliant! Constructive sarcasm takes a lot.
Protest poetry embedded in a panegyric: definitely “cutting edge” satire. Can’t help but see the truth in what you say.
i hear the don quixote here in the words and picture. it has benn a while since i read the novel. i enjoyed the sarcasm in this poem.
Your Man of Words reminds me a good deal of my candidate, Bjorn! Well written.
Luv where the prompt took you Björn. Bravo
I enjoyed the mock praise. I too can think of more than one recipient who deserves this.
Reminds me of Don Quixote with the windmills. I so enjoyed the praise (tongue in cheek) with the slight sarcasm at the ending stanza. Indeed a captain to follow (or not).
I love your satirical poem. Well done!
This was so smooth that I had to read it over again just to make sure that you weren’t actually praising somebody 😀
This elicited a waaaait-a-minute at about halfway through the second graph. Very clever and pointed.
Wonderfully sarcastic. Without knowing your intent, it read MUCH differently the first time around, lol.
Ah, nice job with satire
I enjoyed your folly.
It could actually fit a few! Love the gentle mocking tone.
I have high praise for your mock praise!!!!!!
Loved the ironic satire