Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Socialist Sonnet No. 49

 New Year’s Revolution?


New Year’s resolutions are already

Withering like forgotten Christmas wreathes

Left on rarely opened doors. This world seethes

With discontents; the News being a steady

Litany of wars and prospects of wars,

Diseases, and those too poor for medicine,

Sad-eyed children too bloated or too thin

From want of food, and empty shelves in stores.

All the while, billionaires, trillionaires,

Accounting for so few, still demonstrate

There’s plenty enough, that it is not fate

But choice as to who might access the world’s wares.

Nothing’s resolved without resolution

To elect the common weal solution.


D. A.


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