18 Nov 2016 – Sonnet

Civility and Truth, those parts of speech
we once were taught should season all the rest,
have been abandoned, and our Union breached
by those who’ve clearly shown how they detest
the faces of their neighbors in the streets.
The God of Love’s proud envoys preach their hate.
The Lords of Wall street laugh and count receipts,
and from the people’s bones build great estates.
The anger, long contained, is now unleashed,
and misdirected, as it was before,
by those who sell their bullets to the beast,
and pray god sends a long, protracted war.
But these two aren’t the only things laid waste.
There’s also Hope and Love. Oh yes – and Faith.