riot-ous indig-nation

twenty-twenty’s canceled year
contagious virus threatens death
people hiding at home in fear

victim fights for final breath
under law officer’s cruel knee
“racism!” claimed as shibboleth

martyr suspect held up to be
reason for more murder and mayhem
lady justice still cries to be free

every violence we must condemn
learn to listen before we speak
protect dignity of all shades of men


Frank challenges us to write verse in triplets (tercets) at dVerse today. I used ABA BCB CDC rhyme scheme for my current events poem. Pray for America!

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. carolinestreetblog
    Jun 15, 2020 @ 01:56:49

    Straight to the heart of the matter, with no frills. Truth be told. Well done Lynn.


  2. janicead
    Jun 09, 2020 @ 11:25:21

    Very well done, Lynn


  3. rothpoetry
    Jun 06, 2020 @ 21:23:21

    Very good Lynn! You said it very well!


  4. memadtwo
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 20:31:04

    Dignity…that’s a word you don’t hear too often these day. Something we should strive for, both for ourselves and to give to others. Well said. (K)


  5. poetrybydebi
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 17:35:37

    Those last three lines… powerful!


  6. anthonyborderline
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 16:16:35

    Also, thanks, I finally understood what those ABA BCB ETC -rhyming schemes mean!!


  7. anthonyborderline
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 16:15:11

    Thank you for this, and my support goes fully to what is happening in USA, for I believe it will set the tone for what our world will become. This is a black matter, but so it is white, latin, asian, european, a matter concerning us all. Hmm..
    Maybe I should start to organize some sort of solidarity protests here in Finland, Join in the choir of people finally saying enough! We can now all actually do something, affect the narrative or be left a sidenote. a question future generations will wonder, why so few did anything? As we do with Nazi Germany.


  8. hank77
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 10:27:36


    protect dignity of all shades of men

    Hear, Hear lynn! It can never be better expressed!



  9. Frank Hubeny
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 07:13:30

    Very good observation: “lady justice still cries to be free”


  10. msjadeli
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 22:07:18

    Powerful writing, Lynn.


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