Monday, July 28, 2008

Politics 2008

This poem was an impromptu one. Before I started my daily writing exercises, I checked out a friend's blog that discussed racism in this year's political debate . . . 

Apparently, I am still stewing on the racism issue, because this is what came out when I attempted my poetry exercises.

Politics 2008

Tears bleeding
old wounds refuse
to form scars
etched into skin shaded
a million hues divided -
whites, reds, browns, and yellows -
not softening nor blending
into ideals forming
the melting pot.