The Day when it no longer mattered #poetry #DC

It had gone on for so long.

they had forgotten when and why

what had begun with a message

had all drowned and died

the monuments they say

were locked and chained

the ducks long gone

little they feared the rain

a city whose beauty

had once been so tall

putrid sod and dirt

now covered the Mall

men rise and men fall

history stands to repeat

foolishness’ remains undone

at crumbling feet

It had gone on for so long.

they had forgotten when and why

what had begun with a message

had sadly drowned and died

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Photography: “A Mere Image (of Washington’s Monument)” and “Lincoln’s Boot” ©L. Moon 2013

Underneath the world (through a child’s eyes) #photography

Fall Lincoln

Under words

with passion felt

I feel

insignificant and small

but when I touch

the world of stars

immediately

I grow tall

Thanks to Suellewellyn for the photo prompt “Underneath” 

The Day the … Died #flashfiction #vandalism #Lincoln

A long, long time ago I can still remember…

A long, long time ago…
Words meant something
promises meant more
you’d turn the sprinkler on and there was an instant neighborhood party
add hand churned ice cream and the old people joined in
but that was a long, long time ago
now we rush around to the loud din of the money factor
churning out paper money faster than we can replace it
and no one from the neighborhood joins in because
water is more valuable than money
the ice cream is synthetic
and the man who delivers ice cream
knows more about the deal with Meth
it doesn’t matter the ice cream is synthetic
as are the promises that important men make
in the shadow of those from
a long, long time ago…

This photograph is attributed under Creative Commons Legal code as being the work of Adam Lederer

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