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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Respect Outlawed

This was written in light of the riots taking place over the UK in August 2011.                                                                     

Respect Outlawed


Banksy
Rioting rebels, raging, randomly,

Enraging
Servants of government and saviours of the free, 
                         
Plying societies wrongs for their looting mentality
Entombing us, housebound,

Citing our kids as our enemies,

Taunting a GOVERNMENTS Leniency !





23 comments:

  1. indeed they taunt and burn ~

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  2. Very evocative subject, it is not easy when we see the bad side of mankind.

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  3. they taint any good message they are trying to send with their antics...i wonder if many know what they are rioting for?

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  4. It's true many are still children..some young as 14...what is going on? This is anarchy..a complete breakdown of respect...well written Kerry.

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  5. Trying times we live in. I've seen in over here in the Us when I was young. seems like everything is cycling backward instead of forward.

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  6. I'm SHOCKED there's rioting in the UK. My first visit there in 91 the entire of Britain wanted to discuss the Rodney King riots in LA with me. How does an individual answer question when the actions are senseless! These are uneasy times and many are both bored and desperate.

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  7. I liked your use of the word RESPECT and the juxtaposition with paradoxical behaviors.

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  8. Scary times now and much more ahead to come, methinks. Well said with this piece.

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  9. ..ah, i am hoping for a riot-free world... do you think it's possible? yes, i do believe if only all knows how to respect... excellent!

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  10. Don't hold back ... tell us how you feel:)
    Excellent write and creatively presented. Should be an editorial somewhere.

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  11. some powerful lines here--

    Entombing us, housebound

    Rioting rebels, raging, randomly



    and some nice alliteration.

    well said!

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  12. Well penned acrostic to the moment. ~ Rose

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  13. I'm still in utter disbelief about this!

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  14. A very apposite and relevant post. Thanks also for your comment on my piece.

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  15. Kerry,this is a passionate, well penned write. Someone has got to do something! These nonsensical actions will continue...proof the world over is begging for leadership...real leadership based on a desire to help ALL, with no hidden, selfish agendas, no hunger for power. Oh my...it's so very frightening to me...

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  16. Excellent choice of words and timing for an acrostic poem. :) Very powerful.

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  17. deep and powerful message.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Excellent message. The world is spinning downward, and you hit on the high point.

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/one-she-beckons-me-come-2/

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  19. Nice acrostic poem, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Great acrostic poem, I liked the topic as well. I wrote a poem in light of the riots as well.

    Here is my entry: http://www.jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/12/sorry-performance-poem.html

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