My year-long odyssey into the various styles of poetry has taught me many lessons about myself. I enjoy getting lost in the world of rhyming words. There still isn’t one style of poetry I would choose as my favorite to write in. July is the perfect month to create a selection of free verse poems. This style of poetry has no rules, which I find liberating. They don’t have to rhythm, but I suspect mine will rhythm because that is how I roll. One of the poems I plan to share during this month of free verse is A Persistent Pest.
A Persistent Pest
Gadfly plaguing humanity
Hoovering just beyond reach
Around our collective head
Bringing terror and dread
A persistent pest
Bringing fear and instant insanity.
Exploited by the politicians
A clever excuse to get what they want
Increase the uncertainty and fear
There is no relief to be found here
The wings of woe flutter and flaunt.
Taunted by the media telling precious lies
There is no harbor of truth
Hourly over the television
This script was written by political division
The outcome holds a little surprise.
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