Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Quid Pro Quo - Poem by Diane Hine

Patriots persevere to
purge the occupying force.
Partisans are betrayed by
pragmatists playing the odds.
Power fluctuates in a
populace fragmented by
plotting and paranoia.

Qualms shadow liberation.
Quorums are hastily fixed.
Quislings quake in forlorn queues.
Quagmires of questions mute them.
Quick justice is dealt in the
quest to salve shattered lives and
quell the acid pain of rage.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Pleiades poems P's&Q's

Comments about Quid Pro Quo by Diane Hine

  • Valerie Dohren (9/5/2012 9:40:00 AM)

    Have to mind ones P's and Q's here - clever write. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/5/2012 1:32:00 AM)

    Is there ever motivation without agenda, subjugation, obligation, domination, broken nation, even acts of kindness have an agenda even if for the greater good, altruism perhaps surreptitious when compared to the acute obvious nature of hedonism by an individual or nation, quid pro quo, agenda on the go. Not to mention the conflagration of raging alliteration. :) (Report) Reply

  • Mark Dillon (9/4/2012 7:43:00 PM)

    the quick fix to a world gone crazy. well constructed and executed Diane (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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