Gerry Legister

Gold Star - 5,241 Points (21/01/66 / Silver Spring, Westmorland, Jamaica)

Nineteen Thirties - Poem by Gerry Legister

Nice things were lost in the great depression
Interest fought with humanistic preservation.
Nuremberg laws made civil states mostly unfair,
Extensive flame in the air coming from the rear.
Timeliness look of beauty faded in a tough decade,
Edward choose love above the throne he made.
Empire state building joins the race to the sky,
National anthem star spangled banner identity.

Tragedy hides the truth that propaganda holds,
History archives will discover the dusty bowls.
Incite inundating lines bearing hunger to yellow river,
Rich and poor plummeted to the floor in sore disaster.
Thirties grapes of wrath went with the wind,
Insulin of clinical use to control fear in the mind.
Ecological effects felt on the prairie halted crop rotation,
Surprise force struck the course with great depression.

Topic(s) of this poem: society

Form: Abecedarian


Poet's Notes about The Poem

About life in the thirties

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015



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