Three Poems on News from 2017

News is news is news….

Three Poems on News From 2017

1. Napa Valley Fire

Just running instead of turning gas off

where wild fire rage arrives at journey end.

Through choked vineyards they found debris blackened

with thickened smoke to make you stand and cough.

No break from the heat to feed volatile blaze.

Each photograph of plots resemble tomb

once consumed by Mother Natures womb.

Many missing, hundreds hospitalize.

We always thought alert system was sound.

Yet thousands, thousands people walking off

one hundred fifteen thousand acres burned.

The fire rolling to flames fertile ground

with thickened smoke to make you stand and cough.

A sudden change to relearn what we’ve learned.

Bringing healthcare to Puerto Rico….

2. Healthcare to Puerto Rico

When Maria turned off the power switch

each sickness adds upon calamity,

assisted with such stress immunity,

is fatal without energy of rich.

His body went without refrigerant.

Her body days upon the flood waters.

Then hospital now home for brave martyrs

who have no time for monsters or tyrant.

The islands health has become critical.

A voice begs for access to power

to live to see the sun drying day.

The Corps. of Engineers will fix cable

to generate a glimpse of hope by the hour.

The sick begin to rise from where they lay.

To sit with world and write our treaty….

3. This Disfigured World

This disfigured world outside of our thoughts.

So far away in another city.

Is this manipulated memory?

We act as realities cosmonauts.

We have lost our knowledge of natural.

Of our natural human distortions.

With disregard to equal proportions.

If we don’t wake up into dreams we will fall.

We must rise and let our voices be heard.

Relearn that community is key.

To stand along with humanity.

To see straight the world though eyesight seems blurred.

To open our ears to others soft plea.

To sit with world and write our treaty.

4. Reference

All the poems above are located in “The Rhyme of Ancient Middle Class” written by Jamie Lee Hamann, advertised on The Creative Exiles, and sold on Amazon.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

Things have changed over the years. My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished two collections of poetry "Six Years of Service" and "The Rhyme of the Ancient Middle Class" both available on Amazon and plans for more. I share a weekly poem for TCE every Saturday. I started work on my first novel and I am using TCE to share my progress as I go. I share new excerpts of this work every weekend. A Science Fiction novel that I hope is enjoyable to read. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

6 thoughts on “Three Poems on News from 2017

  • February 12, 2019 at 5:20 AM

    Nice work Jamie. Really enjoyed the last one, though I feel that some will willfully be absent from writing that treaty with the rest of us.

  • February 12, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Amazing how poetry helps us to remember the best and the worst of world events – thanks for sharing your mind’s eye into these events.

  • February 17, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Thank you for reliving these events from 2017 through your wonderful poetry, jamie. Good job.


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