This poem was completed and first read at the open mike session held on Zoom by Oooh Beehive
Another gorgeous dragon painting by Immis Island Studio that has inspired me to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard as most of my muses are active at night so I have to write in google docs on my phone at like 3am or whatever.
Anyhoo enjoy & feel free to share as long as credit for the painting goes to Immis Island and for the poem to me.
Cross posted from my political blog
I can’t sleep when something is on my mind. This poem popped out of my mind at 3 am this morning, can’t imagine what inspired it.
Couldn’t decide whether to post it on my political blog or creative one so I decided to put it in both.
If you like it feel free to comment or share 🙂
What happened to democracy?
Was it stolen by hypocrisy
Enslaved by aristocracy
Or Replaced by an autocracy
Then buried in bureaucracy.
Where can we find equality?
Has it run away with honesty?
When corrupted by frivolity
And beaten by brutality.
Disguised as an authority.
Have we really lost humanity?
Was it deafened by profanity
And lured into insanity
By acts of pure depravity
If so then it’s a tragedy
Again the wonderfully talented artist Callie Immie McBride has inspired me. I’d like to think however that this time we influenced each other as Callie posted the image as work in progress which is what set me off writing.
In celebration of Amazon finally sorting out Wolfian 8 print edition I thought I’d share my poem which has been published in this edition.
Poem and image by ME however, I have been inspired by a wonderful artist and have her permission to upload some of my poems on her paintings. Which I will be doing so keep your eyes open.
In case you want to go and check her amazing artwork out for yourself she can be found on Facebook and Deviant Art. She also does murals and takes on commissions so get over there and show her some love & likes.