Thursday, April 23, 2020

for curbside delivery




under the wave of writing
fog, i set an alarm:   to persuade
believers,
invisible enemies in
Stalin's Court of Red Tsar,
the spies in Hitler's inner circle
seeking Allah,
finding Jesus

what are 7 secrets of persuasion?
I turn to the African Samurai
for answers
he, black warrior
is silent
truth is best served, with starving mouth



My hubby's books


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub- Finding poems in Bookshelves (Spine Poetry), hosted by Bjorn Rudberg.  I added my own lines in the available titles. 
Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.

20 comments:

  1. Oh I do love those spies in Hitler's inner circle.. how creative of you to fill in them to create such consistent poetry,

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  2. you melded these together so well Grace - that last line is sheer brilliance

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  3. I was intrigued by the title, Grace, and then by the ‘invisible enemies in / Stalin's Court of Red Tsar’ and the ‘spies in Hitler's inner circle’. And ‘what are 7 secrets of persuasion?’ I need to know!

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  4. Nice last line with serving the truth with the starving mouth.

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  5. Looks like your hub reads deep! I like the way your created a political intrigue with the titles.

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  6. You serve up (curbside) a cautionary poetic tale, delivered artfully from those titles. But can we handle the truth?

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  7. It flows effortlessly, Grace, beautifully blended politics with other more innocence matters

    Hank

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  8. wooooah!!!! what a journey! and that last line is so powerful, Grace!

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  9. It is a wonderful piece of thinking behind the writing Grace!

    Although at times it is the starving mouth that cripples a resist and fight back approach,

    I do hope that you and your family are well and doing well!

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  10. You blend the titles and your own words very skilfully here. Love that ending.

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  11. Linking the African Samurai (I'd have to look him up myself) to the truth of the starving mouth - food aid in this time (we're still in lockdown in South Africa) is a huge, huge problem. You excelled in this prompt.

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  12. Well done. I especially like the title and the last line.

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  13. "Under the wave of writing fog", that describes me now. I like your list and all these books!!

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  14. Most interesting titles woven so well and I love how you incorporated the question.

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  15. Well done Grace! I like your combinations and embellishments that make they flow!

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