Edmund V. Strolis


Hide The Candlesticks - Poem by Edmund V. Strolis

South African farmers mowed down like hay
The hyenas now cart their belongings away
Lives stolen under the banner of equality
Justice served at the edge of the machete

No more produce on the shelves at the store
Those with a taste for blood ask for more
The victims don't fit the convenient story line
No tears are shed by the free thinking mind

Redistribute, wall street to main street
Regulate and legislate his wages to hers
Bumbling accountants roll out another plan
A social experiment to force upon the land

A million reforms needed for our present state
Get your own house in order before it's too late
The 'solutions' are simple and dangerously absurd
Idealist's cut deep with their implicating words

Topic(s) of this poem: equality


Comments about Hide The Candlesticks by Edmund V. Strolis

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/31/2016 12:12:00 PM)


    This is well done Edmund. I love the title. Very thought provoking write. Will this be your submission if you choose to participate? Inequality is such a complex issue with so many nuances and inconsistencies. You point some of this out well in your tight verse. (Report) Reply

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  • Sarah Persson (1/30/2016 8:27:00 AM)


    This is one subject not shown in the press. So many South African farmers being killed. Little do these killers know about how this is so detrimental to their own welfare. Nice write Edmund (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016



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