John A'Hern

Reception Followed By Deception - Poem by John A'Hern

Reception, followed by deception,
Words of comfort used, then correction.
Promises made, broken in reflection,
Preaching, not speaking, used when correction.

Head for thesaurus for true meaning,
Younger voters, the I want generation,
Their visions are clouded
When it comes to looking at the future.

Their time is now, bounding forward,
Waiting is not in their game.
Eloquent mild-mannered promises flow,
Off to the voting booths they go.

Tick the box, decision made,
Anger when their choices fade,
Protest at the voter's choices,
Blame the oldies, cries are heard.

Times have changed from previous decades,
Woman and Man did not change preferences,
Parents choices passed through the ages,
Never a doubt, never a question.

What has changed with younger generation?
Are they thinkers? or lost in translation.
Time passes on, government gathers,
They seem to be lost, decisions shattered.

Old fashioned ways still ruling thinking,
The younger generation know they are fooling.
Read or watch media reviews,
Lies or truth who decides the making?

Friends now argue, losing control,
Government lost in way forward thinking
Discussing terms, unsure of the way,
Meanwhile, friends become enemies.

Topic(s) of this poem: deception, friends, losing friends, readiness, voices

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My best shot at a troubled UK following Brexit, what a horrible word for leaving the European union. This was followed by a general election that was more of promises that could not be kept. I now have friends who are no longer friends with each other because of differences of opinion on a bitter election result for some.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 2, 2017

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