Stephen S. Yeandle

Rookie (New York, NY)

Return Our Country - Poem by Stephen S. Yeandle

Slow down cowboy

What’s happening to the nation
is it becoming

busy building obsolescence
while a dusty
Constitution molds

reconstruction I’ve heard
it called

A new
interpretation of old laws...

from the rostrum
White House
black as

no depth it seems
can’t hear a heart beat

a shallow ride
for a fallen branch

from some raggedy dying tree

bumping along the surface rocks
down some lonely stream

Look at you
all decked out
in rhinestone
snap down

riding mechanical bulls
wearing silver spurs

flying balsawood
with chicken hawk

making out to
a macho man

of course
wretched hoax...

Comments about Return Our Country by Stephen S. Yeandle

  • James B. Earley (8/7/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    A passionate summation of a.....once....proud crisis! (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Allen Vinal (8/21/2006 4:24:00 AM)

    Intense to the very end - well done, Stephen! (Report)Reply

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (8/20/2006 11:52:00 AM)

    Stephen, a white house black as coal AND a moldy constitution... wow! Powerful imagery, lots of interesting concepts and very well done! !

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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