The World is Flat After All

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Dubbed Democracy, it used to be
top of the line, the lead ship, at sea,
and on the land it served us well,
until the strains of its death knell

baring an underbelly swole
with all the pilfered things they stole
in broad daylight, and on t.v.!
Gone is the half-belief in he
who’ll take us safely to the shore
while staying steadfast to the core.

The compass nestles in the deep
while those on board remain asleep.
They used to say the earth was round,
that right makes might, but I found
that all I knew I now know not,
nor how to tell the truth from rot,
and not so sure that we’ll endure.

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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13 Responses to The World is Flat After All

  1. vronlacroix says:

    I agree as I’m sure many do, that Democracy is a sinking ship.


  2. I still think the world is round, but there are many truths that crumble when faced with reality… love the rhymes here,


  3. A convincing argument, Nan! But if there is any chance of stepping over the edge, I’ll believe it’s still round and save myself worry! Agree with Bjorn, the rhymes and exquisite!


  4. Grace says:

    I read this a political commentary on the state of democracy but I blame it on the leaders though ~


  5. lillian says:

    Great rhyming — always a challenge to tell the truth from the rot!


  6. Mish says:

    I love the rhyme in this, Nan.


  7. hayesspencer says:

    Excellent rhymes. Glad I have more hope and look to myself to make it better.


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