Saturday, 1 August 2015

The Face Of The Race

As they clapped their hands in super-glee,
Their masks fell off and they looked ugly.
Photo Prompt- Magpie Tales
They were witnessing a rat-race happily,
Where contestants were matched unequally.

There was such a mix- short, tall, thin, burly-
Any sane person could see what I saw easily.

Yet for them nothing was amiss or strange really-
They continued to cheer for their favorite madly!

The champ vanquished his co-contestants hungrily,
He succeeded not by fair-play, but rather unfairly.

Still, the crowd's darling had public-support greatly!
Money had bought the judges & crowd greedily.

"All is fair in love & war" they chanted fervently.
Though it was tedious, I opposed vehemently.
Image: sayingsplus.com
Image: sayingsplus.com; dVerse
No acceptance- My lone voice was a waste in the cacophony...
Today, I have company- Speaking with me are many!

The race is now fair; the deserving win- we ensure earnestly.
The face of the race reflects the ideals we uphold strongly.

Everyone accepts the truth, justice & fairness sincerely-
The world's a better place with ACCEPTANCE actually.

Linking with-
Three Word Wednesday- Reflect, Tedious, Waste
Magpie Tales
Poets United - Acceptance
dVerse- Emily Dickinson
1000Speak- Acceptance

13 comments:

  1. Oh.. Emily will flourish on free avenues
    of human expression.. her voice
    will be heard alive..
    and finally
    LIGHT
    of feeling
    of heart
    will come
    to eyes
    i scream
    i
    am
    Emily
    i
    am
    ALIVE
    IN EYES
    OF EMILY!..:)

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  2. I can see a number of Dickinson's techniques in this--especially the slant rhyme and the use of dashes. The topic quite timely..

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  3. You nailed the techniques quite well! Ace.

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  4. I especially like the powerful closing line.

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  5. Very Emily.
    Excellent verse

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  6. The race must be fair and it was.

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  7. Ah well, at least some had the courage to stand and change things...

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  8. I have been thinking of 'Fairness' and 'Truth' for long time... They come up with a lot of questions. World may not be fair with all but we can definitely be fair with us and that gives the guts to face the unfair world :) Thanks for this inspiring poem, dear :) TC, keep smiling :)

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  9. Anita, you've poured the emotions so well on how unfair games are being played. Inspiring and for us to reflect.

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  10. the rhyming style is quite catchy , well penned

    Bubbles

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  11. Beautiful ! Braving the danger of being repetitive , I repeat you have joined the prompts wisely :)

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