The Use Of The Word 'And' - Poem by RIC BASTASA

How did you use the word


Like part and parcel
Like twins, same faces
With no meaning at all.
In all likeness

But I see how it is
Used in your country,

Liberty and equality,

How come? Did you not
Shiver with the way
How they are paired?

There may be liberty
But where is equality?
Or is it not an irony
That both in the context
Of “and”
they do not exist
at all

As free and equal?

liberty and justice

for all

i am
Just asking.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2008

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