The Dawn Always Comes . . .

Hearts take the hand. Trump failed.
Dummy hand hapless in play.

Donned in camouflage
revealed as the ill-literate.
Sees no value in a paradigm shift.
Pair a dimes? Chump change.
No interest in cents at all.
Narcissistic I-land, far off shore.

You are no sire,
no knight with Excalibur.
Rather bellicose bellyacher
night or day, wielding tweets
perched upon a thin wire,
manufacturing a storm.

Hailing, thundering, “MY RAIN”
even as it is about to end.
Drowning in the fetid swamp
created by your squalls.
Your reign shall cease
and the sun will shine again.

Linda is hosting OLN at dVerse, where we can post any poem of our choosing: no prompt. I decided to engage in a bit of word play and ended up with a political piece – perhaps a poem of witness again? Photo from pixabay.com

45 thoughts on “The Dawn Always Comes . . .

  1. calmkate November 12, 2020 / 2:29 pm

    lol the sheer joy again … a much needed change and love your play of words!

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  2. kim881 November 12, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    Oh happy day, callooh callay! I enjoyed the wordplay and these lines in particular, Lill:
    ‘You are no sire,
    no knight with Excalibur.
    Rather bellicose bellyacher’.
    So true.

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:43 pm

      Absolute relief and pure joy as Pennsylvania was called and the nightmare announced its end!

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      As did the announcement of Pennsylvania for Biden. We can all breathe again knowing January 20th, regardless of the Senate run-off outcomes, will at the very least, usher in sanity, honesty, maturity, and inclusivity!

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  3. Glenn A. Buttkus November 12, 2020 / 3:13 pm

    Hurrah, roar on, sister, sun breaks are shining through the gloom. Trump will start his own TV network, and will continue to stir turds, but he will return to his sad idiotic clown role soon.

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:45 pm

      Well…..only if he can run his own tv network from jail. Go NY state….get him in court and make him accountable. No pardons will skirt his day in court in NY!
      PS: I almost dedicated this poem to you, Glenn!

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:46 pm

      Nope. Will never happen. At that point, I do think the quiet Republicans would speak up. January 20th can’t come soon enough.

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:47 pm

      He will….but like a two year-old in the midst of a temper tantrum.

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      • Jane Dougherty November 12, 2020 / 3:49 pm

        He deserves prison, not a slap on the behind.

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  4. Ron. November 12, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    I love the word-play here, Lillian, and hope to share your more positive outlook for the future, but I’m thinking there’s STILL a LOT of darkness to be endured. Glad to see him (hopefully) gone soon, though. Thanks

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:48 pm

      Covid will still be rampant here on January 20th with many problems and challenges to face BUT the corrupt Trump family will be out of the White House. That is the key!

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:49 pm

      January 20th will come. The corrupt Trump family will be out of the White House. Yes…..many challenges yet to be faced, the least of which is Covid but….there will be sanity at the helm again.

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  5. hypercryptical November 12, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    Excellent word-play Lillian.
    I think you are happy!
    Anna :o]

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  6. merrildsmith November 12, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    Yes to all this! Like others I also enjoyed the word play. Wasn’t there such a feeling of release and relief on Saturday?

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 3:50 pm

      R&R took on new meaning on Saturday….release and relief. YES!

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  7. Beverly Crawford November 12, 2020 / 4:10 pm

    Your word play was an absolute delight! i read it over several times to be sure I didn’t miss anything. So clever. A tip o’ me hat to ya!

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    • lillian November 12, 2020 / 4:26 pm

      Thank you, Beverly! And your response made me smile 🙂

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  8. Tricia Sankey November 12, 2020 / 8:08 pm

    I enjoyed the playfulness in this! There is hope in the end and I do hope we can get our country back on track quickly. We never know the future (especially tomorrow is Friday the 13th in 2020) but I do feel like this country is due for some hope and normalcy soon. Your picture made me smile as well!

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  9. sanaarizvi November 12, 2020 / 8:35 pm

    Exquisite wordsmithing here, Lillian 😀 Especially love; “You are no sire,no knight with Excalibur.
    Rather bellicose bellyacher night or day, wielding tweets perched upon a thin wire, manufacturing a storm.” That’s him all right!

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  10. Ingrid November 13, 2020 / 12:31 am

    I’m a big fan of word-play, and you’ve done it so well here. Your subject lends itself to satire. So glad we can look forward to the sun shining once again!

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  11. donmatthewspoetry November 13, 2020 / 6:41 am

    Cleverly written…….Although not living in US I enjoyed reading the thread of comments. Although no longer at the helm he will still be a stirrer and troublemaker……

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    • lillian November 16, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      ….well, not if he has to answer to all the lawsuits pending in the state of New York, where a pardon will have no effect. He may end up in jail.

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      • donmatthewspoetry November 16, 2020 / 4:10 pm

        Now that would be a turnaround

        President in prison
        Let’s all sing for joy
        President on prison
        Watta naughty boy

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  12. kaykuala h November 13, 2020 / 2:30 pm

    Your reign shall cease
    and the sun will shine again.

    Such a relief to be free again. No way to preside over a powerful nation with blatant lies and high-handed ways more so complicated with the woes of the pandemic. Great wordcraft Lillian!

    Hank.

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    • lillian November 16, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      So glad you enjoyed, Hank!

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  13. sdtp33 November 13, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    “You are no sire,
    no knight with Excalibur.
    Rather bellicose bellyacher
    night or day, wielding tweets
    perched upon a thin wire,
    manufacturing a storm.”

    Time to celebrate! And you express it so well, let’s enjoy the moment, it’s been a long 4 years…JIM

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    • lillian November 16, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      So glad you enjoyed, Jim. January 20th can come quickly enough!

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