Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zoo Children Act Out

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Many say the Occupy movement is silly;
isn't saying anything; is organized willy nilly.
I tend to feel that every protest says a lot,
whether I'm into the cause of the day or not.

In my eyes the world is reacting as children do,
when parents behave how we're not supposed to.
Perhaps Congress should try it so we don't flip our lids.

Like a family caught in an endless seedy roundabout,
we kids fear we're forgotten, so we sit around and shout.
Our "parents" can't agree on what the rules should be.
They're the ones acting stupid and willy nilly.

The Elephants are jubilantly stomping their feet
on every mousy law that their smarty snouts meet.
The Donkeys are in danger of becoming real asses -
permissiveness wants (but always fails) to please the masses.

Perhaps Congress should have a group counseling session?
Maybe Dr's Phil or Laura could teach them a lesson?
We "kids" of the world pay these "parents" to guide us.
They should be acting in ways to properly inspire us.

© 2011 - All Rights Reserved - Rachel Hoyt

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  1. "Permittivity"? Is that a real word? (Y'know? I hope not! LOL!)

    Delightful piece, full of wit and wisdom, Rachel!

  2. @ayala - Thank you!

    @Eric - LOL. Thanks for catching that. I had invented the word permissivity while writing and tried to correct it to say permissiveness when I did spell check, but I guess I clicked the wrong word. Permittivity is a word, but doesn't fit there AT ALL! :)

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  4. interesting and clever way to express your view of the issues involving government and the people.

  5. ha i am all for congress getting a counseling session...i would be happy to assist...smiles. and nice bit of political commentary here...

  6. What a fun and delightful way to look at politics and the world around.
    Thanks for the comment

  7. You have really written well your comments on the politics of the day! Glad to see you in Poetry Jam.

  8. You put a bit of lightheartedness in a very serious subject and it worked! This singy songy poem has ZING!

  9. Amusingly true - thank you for sharing!

  10. I love the idea of your blog--I always like Shel Silverstein and Dr. S as well. And you have done well in commenting on a serious thing in a deceptively light hearted way! Write on!

  11. haha... we could learn a lot from kids

  12. Such a voice of reason in your verse! What a marvelous idea, group counseling for the elephants and donkeys...paints a profound picture for me.

  13. Oh, this is absolutely delightful ... and filled with wisdom too.

  14. @voiceoftruelove - Thank you! I'm glad you found it interesting and clever. :)

    @Brian - Oh goodie! A volunteer to lead parenting classes!! How can they refuse if we make it so affordable? :)

    @Quotes, Photos and a little Poetry - I'm glad you enjoyed my point of view! :)

    @Mary - Thank you. I'm glad to be a part of Poetry Jam. I'll keep trying to find themes I can fit in. :)

    @Margaret - Thank you! I like that word... zing! It has a nice ring!! :)

    @WyomingDiva - Thank you. I like that phrase... amusingly true. :)

    @Peggy - Thank you very much. I'm glad you like the way I've incorporated my rhyming and commentary. :)

    @Laurie - Kids are so smart and innocent. We should all watch and learn from them. :)

    @Enchanted Oak - Thank you for that profound compliment! Your praise is much appreciated. :)

    @Helen - I love to delight! Thank you so much for your kind words.

  15. This is great! I always love stopping by :)

  16. @Jessica M - I love that you stop by frequently. :) xo

    @Ronnie - :) :) :)

    @Jan - :) :) :)

    @JANU - :) :) :)

    I'm smiling from ear to ear... :)

  17. LOL! Donkeys could become real asses. This was good. If only we could learn from children

  18. Ok that was simply genius. I loved it. Literally the first poem on the internet I felt like I had to share with whoever is in the room at the moment. Very well written.

  19. @Rimly - I'd definitely rather learn from children than from donkeys. :)

    @TheChronicR - Wow. What a compliment! Thank you!! :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...