United in Division

(This is from the Day 3 PAD Challenge, and to be honest, I didn’t put it up because I thought it needs a lot of work. But whatever. December is for revisions. So here’s my united/divided poem.)

Tragedy struck,
launched our nation into chaos.
Fear and terror flourished.
We banded together.
United, our differences
Unimportant.

Slowly,
as a frog in a pot,
those with control
turn up the heat,
boil us before we know.
Killed by our own policies.
Enacted by fear
they destroy our liberties.
Chip away at
our lives,
our beliefs, until…
We can no longer see
anything but our differences.

Smoke.
Mirrors.
Diversion.
Distraction.
Once together, now at odds.
Falling.
Grasping
to stop it…

Too divided to stand.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “United in Division

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s