World on Fire Poetry

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The Persistence Of Tunnel Vision
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
The denizens of civilization are distracted by the multitude of tasks in their daily lives. When it becomes apparent that powerful people have conspired against the people's well-being, they collapse into a narrow focus on their own private worlds. The people may seem somewhat happy, but they live in silent despair. There is no escape in tunnel vision. Inspired in part by "The Scream." 250 words.
The Bard From The Sea
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The poem ends with the bard urging us to demand participatory democracy from our increasingly authoritarian governments, and begins with the end of the only true golden age our world has seen - the time before civilization's scourges began to afflict humanity with seemingly endless suffering. Civilization has been a catastrophe, all propaganda and wishful thinking aside, and it needs a re-think.
The Fool's Golden Tongue
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Turning on the theme of the fool, these short poems are tragic, hilarious, or just undeniably real. Dealing with life's ironies in vivid images and lively characterizations, the fool sees the world from hopeful beginnings through to the ennui that comes with knowing just a little too much. This volume is an amusing and startling proof that we get more than what we want when we look in the mirror.
A Growing Darkness
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Mercy on the innocent - and no mercy for those who have murdered and aim to murder. Many won't have a calm night's sleep now until every last terrorist is dead. We in the west have been misjudged - fools equate tolerance with weakness, and now, I am certain, we are going to deliver the knock-out blows to the Islamic State group, Al-Qaeda, and all who wish to terrorize the civilized. Two poems.
Boadicea
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Boadicea conjures up an image of a queen leading a valiant fight for the integrity and freedom of her people. She may not have succeeded against the mighty Roman army, but her spirit inspires to this day. Our present time sees an army of Destroyers setting centuries of progress ablaze, all for the sake of preserving the privilege of a few. No adult-only content.
Resurrection Of The Impaler
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
These three weird poems offer a different spin on the Dracula legend, this time with the Impaler as an aristocrat of sorts, who descends on the world in an age of darkness, and creates - then feeds on, the suffering of those under his dominion. No adult-only content. ~500 words.
Silent Wind
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
Does the supposedly unpredictable rise of the far right in the U.S. mean anything for humanity at large? Of course it does. Unless radical changes to our current values and way of living come soon, the Trump card of the rich and connected will be just the beginning of our woes. One poem, ~260 words. No adult-only content.
Taming The Feral Woman
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
I'm perplexed as to what to do about our troubled world. In sixteen poems I try to convey what's wrong with civilization as we know it, and point to hope (unfortunately) rather than concrete solutions that could fix the problems. Civilization has been a catastrophe for women's standing in human society, as well as a failure for human happiness; coincidence? I think not. Adult for strong themes.
The Enemy Thrives Within
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Would that we could say to the men who lead our world - "You're fired!" Ah, but our founders, bless their privileged souls, thought it might be wise to let money talk, instead of wisdom. The hollowness of materialism, and the pursuit of power for the sake of abusing it, have eaten at the potentially fruitful tree of democracy. If we are the last generation, we ought to plant seeds.... A poem.
Winter Song
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Nothing lasts forever, and more people are waking up to that truth, in light of the recent election result in the U.S. Will the flame of freedom be snuffed out in America? Only if bigotry is allowed to trump love. A hateful government with menacing powers at its disposal can do no more than frighten, if it is opposed by those many Americans who still believe in the power of love. Five poems.
Poems For Janus
Series: World on Fire Poetry. Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Poems with dual meanings are some of the more satisfying examples of literature to read. Taking things that are unrelated, or nearly opposite in meaning, and then writing simultaneously about both, can bring out more facets of those two things. Perhaps because all is connected and language can be vague, any two things can be spoken of in the same words. There are seven short poems here. 18+.