Words Like Knives – Shattering Lives

Words like knives

Shattering lives

Slicing, cutting

Emotional gutting

Allegations

With no foundations

And of course

Anonymous source

Every day

Another wave

Watch them use

The cycling news

A Friday story

Harsh and gory

Perfectly timed

By design

It’s imperative

For the narrative

One they’re courting

By selective reporting

The norm of slander

Lack of candor

Angry actions

With no retractions

Scream and shout

Lashing out

Making threats

With no regrets

A killing mission

With no conditions

Shout and scream

Plot and scheme

Invent details

Go off the rails

Invent new labels

To turn the tables

New found names

To hurt and shame

A hand-picked team

To kill the dream

The job of each

To end free speech

Showing bias

Cheering riots

Slinging mud

Drawing blood

Count on more

A worse encore

Crystal clear

Driving fear

Hate increasing

Never ceasing

Broken lives

But who survives

Competition

To rule the system

Nothing funny

Follow the money

See who’s making

See who’s taking

Watch the leakers

Expose the secrets

Playing chess

Growing stress

All or nothing

No more trusting

In the booth

They learned the truth

Couldn’t handle

Manufactured a scandal

Created confusion

Claim collusion

Telling lies

Obstruct and deny

It’s so disgusting

They stop at nothing

Committing crimes

All the time

But they were beat

Despite the cheat

Their secular sin

They didn’t win

 

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My latest book, “Poetry of the Human Condition – The Ups and Downs of Modern Living” is available on Amazon and Kindle at this link

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.
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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Words Like Knives – Shattering Lives

  • August 22, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    Clever phrasing and even flow Ralph. Poignant and true in its rendering. Nice work Mate!

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  • August 22, 2018 at 11:19 PM
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    You’ve been watching too much fake news Ralph, lol the main stream media is the laughing stock and rightly so. Slanted news, one sided, damming, hatred, lying, slanderous, vindictive, mean, betrayers and so much more. Indeed words are like knives, they can bring a government to it’s knees, inciting riots in the streets, twisting and churning lies in their favor. Aiming to create confusion and hope for collusion. Red meat is their aim, sadly the media is full of rippled and fake faces. Bias is their calling card. Sad, very sad. Well penned Ralph, ,may the knives stay in their sheaths and the Emperor continues to rule or will it be Et tu Media.

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  • August 23, 2018 at 1:48 AM
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    You are the expert this type of poetry using short sharp lines to get your point across Ralph. Good job.

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  • August 23, 2018 at 2:23 AM
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    Remarkable insight and great work, Ralph. In the not too distant future it is all going to come down and hit with thunderous repercussions. Those who seek to destroy will be destroyed. Well done, Ralph, well done.

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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    Ralph I bow to you in this endeavor. I agree completely what Vincent said is his comment. The left and the fake news it generates will be their downfall in this country. Also I agree with John on how you are the master of this type of poetry. Remember the Red Wave in November, 2018.

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