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  • This is simply beautifully full and lonely at the same time. It’s so short yet so deep. Thank you. I’m going to be lovingly pondering this one all night.

  • Ooof…this poem hits you in the gut with all the feelings. I’m sorry but it is a great poem. I think some added punctuation with elongated or short pauses could up the punch a smidge more, but that’s just me. The last line sums it all up so painstakingly well. On to better partners. ✨

  • I love this. Halloween and autumn captured in the youth of a child just makes my heart happy. The picture to title to acrostic spelling is great for the poem coming full circle.

  • Hi! The last stanza spells out “Drumpf” which is the original last name of Trump. But I’m not sure when the switch was made. John Oliver did a special on it lol.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my poem though. And I would swoon to see that written in the sky. 😍

  • Hi! The last stanza spells out “Drumpf” which is the original last name of Trump. But I’m not sure when the switch was made. John Oliver did a special on it lol.

    Thank you though for reading and loving my favorite line too about the ceiling getting higher. 🖤

  • STICKY NOTE REMINDERS
    [found in the White House halls] by by Kristen Morasan

    So, the people have spoken-
    The others
    (and our brethren)
    no longer concede to your tantrums!
    Donald, you’re done.

    Donald, you’re fir […]

    • Hi Kristen, I really enjoyed this! I especially loved the line ‘Women’s and minority’s ceilings just got a bit higher,’. Just a quick question, for the last stanza. was the acrostic word supposed to be Trump?
      The last two lines of the poem really made me smile – thank you for sharing it 🙂

      • Hi! The last stanza spells out “Drumpf” which is the original last name of Trump. But I’m not sure when the switch was made. John Oliver did a special on it lol.

        Thank you though for reading and loving my favorite line too about the ceiling getting higher. 🖤

        • Aaah, that makes sense now, thank you for the explanation. I’ll have to find and watch the John Oliver special 🙂

    • Clever acrostic this one – STAND DOWN – although the last stanza had me a bit flummoxed. The line, Donald, you’re done – succinct and to the point – I can see a streamer jet writing this against a blue sky.

      • Hi! The last stanza spells out “Drumpf” which is the original last name of Trump. But I’m not sure when the switch was made. John Oliver did a special on it lol.

        Thank you for taking the time to read my poem though. And I would swoon to see that written in the sky. 😍

    • Hi Kristen – few would agree with any of that (well maybe 70 odd million – but no right minded person!!!) Well done.

    • I chuckled at this – so expressive of the sentiments of so many! Creatively written, speaking into a situation that the whole world is watching. I appreciated the explanation about Drumpf because I was also a little confused. Thanks for sharing your art with us!

    • Hi Kristen,
      Thanks for the explanation of the last stanza. I really enjoyed reading your very contemporary acrostic poem.

    • I love this acrostic poem – an original way how to request a President to stand down – something he seems to be refusing to do to the present day.

  • This is lovely. The love of not wanting someone to deep dive with you but just be near and see you is divine. 🖤

  • Because my favorite holiday is Halloween, I am absolutely delighted by this poem. It makes me smile. Thank you for writing this gem.

  • This poem resonates (sadly). I like the rhyme scheme a lot with this because my soul wants to look for an ABAB partner but just like the world, it’s not the simple. And then the line about freedom of speech being tongue tied was great. Good job.

  • Oh my gosh, I loved this. As I was reading this I could hear in my head an old school radio DJ introducing themselves for the first time on the radio. It just has such a flow and energy to it that it makes me happy. Well done!

  • MODERN DEATH: a zombie’s last plea by Kristen Morasan

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    We’re living in a weird community:
    But, only through a screen’s illuminating.

    (and they don’t know what to do with me)

    You’re being sold a false rea […]

    • Hi Kristen, I’m not quite sure I’m in tune with zombies – probably the wrong generation. However I am drawn to the idea that an undead non-human might be able to do a trade in humanity. It’s an interesting thought.

  • Thank you so much for reading my poem. Yeah, the siren part I could see. I was equating the siren to the sexy lure of “freedom” that America tried to hang its hat on. Thank you for the critique tho, I’m sure there’s a more efficient way of correlating my view.

  • AMERICA’S RINGTONE by Kristen Morasan

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    Let freedom ring
    as they handcuff families,
    For their “stolen” car
    to which they possess the keys.

    Let freedom ring
    as gun yielding protesters cry-
    For its their right […]

    • Kim replied 5 months ago

      Hard hitting gut punch! So glad you highlighted this! In a country with supposedly free democracy it behaves like a police state.

      My only nitpick is -a sober siren’s song- I equate Siren to a sexy woman beckoning someone astray…to me the image just doesnt gel…otherwise its an excellent poem!

      • Thank you so much for reading my poem. Yeah, the siren part I could see. I was equating the siren to the sexy lure of “freedom” that America tried to hang its hat on. Thank you for the critique tho, I’m sure there’s a more efficient way of correlating my view.

    • Jane replied 5 months ago

      Hi Kristen, a great poem that really encompasses our day to day lives in 2020 – the year everyone will want to forget. And hopefully lives to do so.
      I really loved your last verse, beautifully written and leaves one hearing that elusive siren song……

    • Hi Kristen, thanks for sharing your poem – it is a pretty accurate description of the discussions going on in the US – you certainly nailed America’s ringtone! I find the “sober siren” an extremely powerful image. It s so powerful that I start wondering how the siren has sobered up, what else she might have to say…maybe that’s an inspiration for another poem? I do see Kim’s point though. However, you can also see it like this: if freedom is the siren that used to lure people to the US and if this siren has sobered up, and if America is no longer as free as it used to be, then this country becomes unattractive to people. And that is definitively the case right now. Who would want to emigrate to the US or even come to the US on vacation if this nation is shackled by a virus or by this president (among other things)? This is how I read it, does it help to clarify?

    • Over here in the UK we watch the US news with open mouths and I constantly hear people saying ‘We think we’ve got it bad here, but what about over there?’ But in fact we have many of the same problems. The Editor of Vogue (a Black man) was told by the security guard at the front of the building to go round the back to the tradesmen’s entrance, an MP (Black, again) was stopped for no good reason by traffic cops who didn’t believe that she could own such a posh car. The list is endless. Your poem illustrates very well all the problems which are covered up by the claim that we have ‘freedom’. Just one niggle – did you mean gun-yielding or gun-wielding? Otherwise, such a good poem.

  • I really liked the imagery and tension of this poem. Short and clear lines drawn. I dig it. Good job.

  • Thank you for this poem. I am not sure it was your intention but it reminded me of depression and the hope of better days. We all could use the warmth of hope nowadays. Well done.

  • Thank you so much for taking the time the read and hear the message.

  • Thank you. These are indeed very strange times to be living in.

  • This is truly beautiful. I love all the imagery and how the settings change as death gets closer. Very well done.

  • I thoroughly enjoy this poem. There’s a melancholy innocence to it. The couplet at the end is great. Good work.

  • This is so quaint! I love the imagery and the journey you take the reader on, while also having the depth to depict the slowing that age entails. Well done.

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