Diane Hine

Veteran Poet - 3,025 Points (25 July 1956)

Quid Pro Quo


PRETEXT
Patriots persevere to
purge the occupying force.
Partisans are betrayed by
pragmatists playing the odds.
Power fluctuates in a
populace fragmented by
plotting and paranoia.

QUOTA
Qualms shadow liberation.
Quorums are hastily fixed.
Quislings quake in forlorn queues.
Quagmires of questions mute them.
Quick justice is dealt in the
quest to salve shattered lives and
quell the acid pain of rage.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 05, 2012

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Pleiades poems P's&Q's

Comments about this poem (Quid Pro Quo by Diane Hine )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,025 Points Valerie Dohren (9/5/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Have to mind ones P's and Q's here - clever write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 338 Points Danny Draper (9/5/2012 1:32:00 AM)

    Is there ever motivation without agenda, subjugation, obligation, domination, broken nation, even acts of kindness have an agenda even if for the greater good, altruism perhaps surreptitious when compared to the acute obvious nature of hedonism by an individual or nation, quid pro quo, agenda on the go. Not to mention the conflagration of raging alliteration. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (9/4/2012 7:43:00 PM)

    the quick fix to a world gone crazy. well constructed and executed Diane (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/4/2012 7:35:00 PM)

    pretext for quota?
    must be a political poem
    if I was censored fo saying godly love
    think what they would do if I comment here
    Oliver Cromwell still lives. (Report) Reply

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