“There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Intimidation tactics are useless
Where the many are set upon as thieves
These are times punctuated through much stress
With hopes that all of our fears are relieved.
Hateful, scornful words meet extreme actions
Quiet shattered by jeers of discontent
The deep divide of opposing factions
It puts roadblocks in the way, we are rent
Yet, if the tide was to turn to the truth
The consequences in dire dispute
Thoughts and prayers may not be the needed sooth
To mend what has been sundered by refute
What impending years that we will pass through
Steps can be taken for our lawful due
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This was a blog challenge: Simply 6 Minutes from Stine Writing
The rules for the challenge: Use today’s prompt (The MLKjr quote above)
Write for SIX Minutes. When your timer goes off, you are done.
Post on Stine Writing blog or on your own with a link on that blog’s site.
I did the above in under six minutes, where I had enough time to make sure there were ten syllables in each line.
I know; I shouldn’t edit, but, c’mon. It’s a sonnet. 🙂