overripe for freedom?

Current events quadrille for the Nicaraguan people…and dVerse!


Nicaraguans are



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taking it to the streets;

cobblestone city streets,

paved with “somoza” stones

of past dictatorships;

socialism promised

justice but in reality

cobbled the people

who’ve had enough

of corruption and

being lorded over by

self-serving politicians

who bury citizens

under bureaucracy.

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 19:43:00

    I spent some time in El Salvador after an earthquake during the civil war–hard to imagine. So much tension between democracy and socialism run amok. Prayers for them.


  2. Charley
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 14:09:59

    Well done! Government FOR the people… not government OF the people.


  3. Janice
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 12:55:59

    I enjoyed this caring gaze at the struggles in Nicaragua.


    • lynn__
      Jun 05, 2018 @ 14:32:44

      Thanks, Janice. I have friends there and am concerned for their safety in this uncertain time.


      • Janice
        Jun 10, 2018 @ 13:06:06

        Knowing people in far off places can certainly make the world smaller. I understand your concern for your friends and hope they keep out of harm’s way.

  4. purplepeninportland
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 07:19:00

    ‘Cobbled the people’ this is is too familiar a refrain. Well said, Lynn.


  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 03:58:32

    No matter the politics being oppressed will always end in disaster,,, and cobblestones can be thrown.


  6. kim881
    Jun 05, 2018 @ 02:07:21

    A city ‘paved with “somoza” stones / of past dictatorships’, where honest people have been cobbled sounds familiar. The sad thing is we watch it happen on the news in other parts of the world and suddenly realise it’s happening under our noses, while we’re being buried under bureaucracy.A powerful poem, Lynn.


  7. Frank Hubeny
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 19:30:15

    Being buried under bureaucracy promising justice is a form of burial.


  8. jillys2016
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 19:21:03

    Bureaucracy does indeed bury. Well done, Lynn!


  9. rothpoetry
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 18:08:52

    A wonderful political commentary telling it like it is!


  10. Grace
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 17:39:06

    I hope they get the leader and government that they deserve and fought for ~


  11. Jo Aylard
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 17:19:07

    Great political piece!


  12. sanaarizvi
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 17:03:25

    Sigh .. politicians are somewhat like thorns on a flowering society… can’t decide whether they serve to be beneficial for us or just plain annoying. Powerful write Lynn 💞


  13. Vivian Zems
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 16:48:16

    This is good. I had no idea there was trouble in Nicaragua….but then again, where isn’t there corruption and awful leaders. Trump has just said he’s his own judge…so there. I love this.


  14. whimsygizmo
    Jun 04, 2018 @ 15:27:31

    Oh, man. Powerful stuff, Lynn. Well done.


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