Savita Tyagi

Closed For Business! - Poem by Savita Tyagi

The government shuts down!
Politicians who refuse to negotiate
With hostage takers and pirates
Hold their own president
And country's welfare hostage
To enforce their own will
Demanding ransom beyond imagination
Height of hypocrisy!
Young politicians and their marathon podium high jacking!
What a waste of time and public resources
Ideals of democracy clutched in power hungry hands
The statue of Freedom sheds tears
Above capital dome
Little Red Riding Hood watch out!
Many wolves out there in Grandma's clothing
Your soldier friend is on furlough!
Grandma's house isn't secure any more!

Topic(s) of this poem: life, political

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is in reaction of what is going on in our country now a days.

Comments about Closed For Business! by Savita Tyagi

  • Bri Edwards (3/19/2016 5:33:00 PM)

    my, my. well, i still think it is good to have (basically) a two party system of government. otherwise many people would feel misrepresented. but i think wolfs could be wolves.

    my research reveals:

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    Simple Definition of wolf

    : a large wild animal that is similar to a dog and that often hunts in groups

    Full Definition of wolf

    plural wolves play \ˈwu̇lvz
    plural also wolf a: any of several large predatory canids (genus Canis) that live and hunt in packs and resemble the related dogs; especially: gray wolf — compare coyote, jackal b: the fur of a wolf

    a (1) : a fierce, rapacious, or destructive person (2) : a man forward, direct, and zealous in amatory attentions to women b: dire poverty: starvation [keep the wolf from the door] c: the maggot of a warble fly

    [German; from the howling sound] a (1) : dissonance in some chords on organs, pianos, or other instruments with fixed tones tuned by unequal temperament (2) : an instance of such dissonance b: a harshness due to faulty vibration in various tones in a bowed instrument

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    nice 'write'. bri :)

    off to europe soon. : (
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    Savita Tyagi (3/20/2016 9:02:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment and for catching the mistake. As for your point of view, I think problem was more than a two party system. It was lack of desire to make the system work.

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  • (10/3/2013 7:00:00 PM)

    I get so angry over this shutdown. Do they not understand what they are doing to peoples' lives? Is this a game for Congress? But people have the power - they have to make their voices heard. And when election time comes around, remember these days of darkness - and vote them out of office! ! President Obama did a wonderful thing by making health care affordable and available for millions of people. Out of gratitude, we must stand by him. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, March 21, 2016

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