Under the Dictations of Words by Mendes Biondo

under the dictations of words

we have rights

also when folk beat us

with a bat

not for music

we have lefts

also if a lot of people

are forced to leave

not for travel

 

under the dictations of words

we have politicians

more skilled in polemics

less skilled in politics

and their skins

are not a part of their body

 

under the dictations of words

people have two wings

they use them to struggle

not against strong winds

or to reach the top of the mountains

but to strike each others

 

under the dictations of words

we are in a calembour democracy

and the game of peace

is far from being won

by a shot of dice

..

Mendes Biondo was born in Mantua. He is a journalist and the Editor-in-Chief of the blog RAMINGO! (https://ramingoblog.com/). His English poems were published by Visual Verse, The Plum Tree Tavern, Scrittura Magazine, Poetry Pasta, Angela Topping – Hygge Feature, The BeZine and I Am Not A Silent Poet.

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