Facing us is inequality

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A slip of the pen
deliberate,
and the next thing you know there’s a visible rise
in Fahrenheit;
they despise us for our tongue,
gold illustrated rage that alludes inequality
unabashedβ€”
and now the moon roseate observes my intentions;
there is no turning back.

 

#blacklivesmatter

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Linda is our hostess tonight! She wishes us to Cry
Havoc and let “slip” the Dogs of War. Come join us πŸ’

A Skylover Wordlist: Fahrenheit, golden, illustrated 🌹

Posted for Quadrille #105 @ dVerse Poets Pub

Comments

  1. Perfect Sanaa! I love that you used ‘a slip of the pen.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Linda πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt) 🌹

  2. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So much to ponder in these tumultuous times, a slip of the pen or in some case the tongue can lead to disastrous consequences… a strong poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  3. Love β€˜A slip of the pen’, Sanaa, and the β€˜gold illustrated rage’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  4. ” there’s a visible rise
    in Fahrenheit;”

    a gathering storm well-writ Sanaa – interesting how you evoked the moon normally regarded as cool but your roseate gives it impact

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ™‚ so glad the images resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  5. msjadeli says:

    Powerful writing, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jade li πŸ˜€ so good to see you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice phrase: “visible rise
    in Fahrenheit”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  7. gillena Cox says:

    “slip of the pen” very evocative image Sanaa

    Happy Monday

    much ❧✿❧ love

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Much love …

  8. We’ve every right to cry havoc. Parts of my city were looted and property destroyed in recent riots. My heart is heavy.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Mine too, Beverly πŸ’„β€οΈ

  9. Nicely done quadrille. Very relevant for today’s world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Arcadia Maria πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  10. I agree with Frank. A strong poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  11. Mish says:

    Powerful. I like the moon’s role in all of this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mish πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  12. S M Connor says:

    How quickly this moved from “a slip of the pen” to “no turning back” – that irresistable momentum.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, S.M. Connor πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  13. vandana says:

    So, true once the words are out there is no turning back

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❀️❀️❀️

  14. kaykuala h says:

    they despise us for our tongue,
    gold illustrated rage that alludes inequality
    unabashedβ€”

    Yes, Sanaa, inequality trussed unto us unashamedly for all to see. A healthy person could die within 8 minutes in police custody!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Sadly, yes. Thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ’„β€οΈ

  15. Lona Gynt says:

    The Moon roseate. – so powerful. The draw of the blood moon and the sense of apocalypse and things coming off the rails, insinuated and veiled. A touch of Bradbury here? Love this. Terrifying and true

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lona πŸ™‚ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

  16. Kerfe says:

    no turning back at all

    1. Sanaa says:

      Not at all πŸ’„β€οΈ

  17. lynn says:

    Relevant and razor-sharp writing, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Lynn πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  18. Sara McNulty says:

    Wonderful, Sanaa! I love, “that slip of a pen”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

  19. Brava, Sanaa! Thank you for your prophecy–truth-telling–in verse!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it πŸ’„β€οΈ

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