John Kipling Lewis

Rookie (3/12/1968 / Manhattan, KS)

Devalued - Poem by John Kipling Lewis

The most effective
terrorist would devalue
money until there
was no confidence
in the means of commerce.

Fragile and without meaning
the death of those around me
leave me numb to the questions
of survival or even procreation.

My death or those around me
have equally ridiculous meaning.
The freedoms lost to the fear
created by and for the government...
for the Ruling Class.

Comments about Devalued by John Kipling Lewis

  • (11/5/2007 9:43:00 PM)

    I don't like it, I think I know what you are trying to say but it needs to be reworded. The beginning starts out well but then it needs help. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/5/2007 2:26:00 PM)

    3. A lot of abstractions. The idea for the poem is fine. But it has to be treated with details, otherwise it just doesn't work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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