“We the People”

Rooster-Wake-Up

To force change on things that matter

we need more than idle chatter

to halt our dissatisfaction

It is time NOW to take action

we’ve become complacent sheeple

lets stand up for  “We the People”

thin the flock by a small fraction

It is time NOW to take action

whilst government is out to lunch

we can and should take the first punch

Revolution/ chain reaction

It is time NOW to take action

no more burying heads in sand

rise up, revolt, just take a stand

together we can gain traction

It is time NOW to take action

To force change on things that matter

It is time NOW to take action

~Melanie Blackwell

sheeple3

* Written for Cubby’s challenge  ((BUT I broke the rules and did 4/ 4-line stanzas))

**And as a response/companion piece of sorts to Gigi of Rethinking Life’s post here

 

Instructions on writing a Kyrielle sonnet:

  1. There are a total of 14 lines:
    • Three 4-line stanzas.
    • One non-rhyming couplet.
  2. Each line consists of 8 syllables.
  3. The first line appears twice: at the beginning and at the end, as the first line of the non-rhyming couplet.
  4. The last line of the first stanza repeats at the end of each grouping (a total of 4 times).
  5. Once you finish writing the first stanza, you only need to write 6 more lines! :)
  6. Rhyming schemes:
    • AabB, ccbB, ddbB, AB
    • AbaB, cbcB, dbdB, AB

4 Comments

Filed under Blogging Community, People/Causes I believe In, Poetry, Rants

4 responses to ““We the People”

  1. Beautiful… a call to arms…to wake up…to revolution. It’s wonderful.

  2. Very strong and powerful words! I broke the rules when I first wrote my Kyrielle sonnet and deleted an entire stanza after it was published lol. Thankfully the message in it was not nearly as significant as the one in yours. Excellent Kyrielle sonnet! Fantastic message. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Excuses: A Kyrielle Sonnet and Challenge | Reowr

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