mike ruthenbeck


Civilly Disobedient - Poem by mike ruthenbeck

Its funny, in the way we disagree
How genuinely civil we behave
Tho' all the stars and Powers that be
In arguments seem to keep nations enslave'd
For this man and I, having only just met,
So different than I, yet still conversing;
But should than armies at our backs make set
Efforts of eternal war rehearsing?
The same performance, again and again? !
Heeding political lines on the maps
Shows the power of the strength of the pen.
In spanning mountains, or where river wraps
The map proves right again and again
something more akin to the truth.
From Geography, I learn't compromise.
Both deer and wolf, in behaviour uncouth
With action, neither need apologize;
Both drink from the river every day
As do we men, though we have much more to say...

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature, observation, politics, war

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

this one is about how I don't feel like fightin nobody no mo. not at bars, or nothing.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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