Absurd Solutions to Self-Created Problems

One idea:
we line the road with our forces —
who receive little thanks —set fire
to the border, and make
an issue of who crosses.

A second idea:
we focus on the plight of those
who circumvent the rules,
come to depend on their labor,
create a crisis to secure their votes.

Another thought:
instead of trouncing the word of law —
our foundational principle — we could
find a solution with insight into
the problem, not merely the symptom.


for the words at the Sunday Whirl.
I intended to avoid politics, but took
the easy way out. Hey, she did take the 
words from the evening news. 😉


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

9 responses to “Absurd Solutions to Self-Created Problems

  1. I agree, politics was a theme impossible to bypass from those words. You have done it really well.

  2. Lovely…mine was a bit different. It’s so cool to see how those 12 words speak to everyone 🙂

  3. You are right about finding a solution to the root of the problem, not just the symptom. That’s good advice in politics as in life. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

  4. Maybe you have a future in politics?

  5. Like the title and this line:

    set fire
    to the border, and make
    an issue of who crosses.

  6. Borders, edges, barriers, controls; belittle people enough and they will want less or possibly they might demand a great deal more!

  7. Outstanding job with the words!

  8. Well done! Really well done.

  9. Pingback: Avoiding the Problem or Seeking the Solution? | RARE QUOTES

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