Blackout Poem from the NY Daily News

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Violence, mayhem, racism
natural progression
us against them
unleashing the hate

Alarming
complicit
frightening
ugly

Who could be the most
intolerant
screaming insults

Did any of them care enough
?

Guns are our friends
black lives don’t matter
a flash point
Hell

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Linda Stasi’s column Sunday about the Republican candidates in the NY Daily News really struck a chord with me.  It wasn’t difficult to construct a blackout poem from her words.

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Have we really fallen to these depths?

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You can read the full column here.

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25 responses to “Blackout Poem from the NY Daily News”

  1. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    Thought-provoking piece, many thanks for posting it.

  2. merrildsmith says :

    I definitely want to try this form. Great job–I like the collage, too.

  3. Jodi says :

    Great job on this important piece

  4. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is a powerful piece… The collage is a perfect compliment. I hope we haven’t fallen to these depths yet, but all signs and many politicians are pointing in a dangerous direction sadly.

  5. Sharon Mann says :

    You get right to the point Kerfe! Thanks for posting.

  6. Teresa Robeson says :

    As usual, Charlie has taken the words right out of my mouth. I can’t stand political campaigns, but it is even more depressing to see just how many hate-filled ignorant people there are out there with this current campaign. 😦

  7. Susan Feniak says :

    As a Canadian I hestitate to comment but the presidential campaign has been a thought provoking process indeed. To say the least it is causing a great deal of concern for us the northern neighbors. That is all I will say because I try to stay out of politics. I do appreciate your blog and its inspiring collage. I hope many read it and stop to think.

  8. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    You smashed it, as always Kerfe. 💜

  9. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Wow I really love this! The way it is put together, powerful!

  10. Elusive Trope says :

    captures the moment perfectly, times being what they are

  11. K'lee L. says :

    Very well done, thought-provoking, timely. Excellent work.

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