Monday, July 27, 2015

Poem of the Day: “Our Neighbors” by Irena Pasvinter

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Our Neighbors” by Irena Pasvinter.  A biography of the poet may be found here:  http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2015/07/songs-of-eretz-poetry-review-is-pleased_23.html.

Our Neighbors
Irena Pasvinter

In the world of swollen egos
In the land of crumpled hearts
People like to talk in riddles,
Splitting nonsense into parts.

Empty notions are in fashion
In the time of stifled cries,
And the highest paid profession
Is the one that tells most lies.

If they read these simple lines
In this land of fat-free fat,
They would say with winks and smiles:
Our neighbors are just like that.

Poet’s Notes:  “Our Neighbors” is a direct product of gloomy mood, which usually accompanies my exposure to a daily dosage of political news.

Editor’s Note:  I like how the poet uses the ballad form to make her point about the quality of today’s politicians and politics.