Monday, November 7, 2011

Tony Peyser

White Supremacists & Immigrant Rights
Activists Face Off In Claremont


The National Socialist Movement
is a name that took some
moxie.
However, even in 2011, the word “socialist” still seems
more acceptable than
“Nazi.”

But such public events often have
swastikas as seen in history
books
which proves hiding who you really are is trickier than it
looks.

7 comments:

  1. from Maria Arana:

    I really like the last lines of this poem. I think we all know what hiding our true motives means.

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  2. from Don Kingfisher Campbell:

    Dorothy Parker wishes she wrote this.

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  3. The last lines of this poem really sum it up. So many different beliefs and ideologies in this 21st century. Good poetic observation.

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  4. I really like the second stanza of this poem. It is a powerful thought and to the point. I don't think the first stanza does enough of a setup for the rest of the poem.

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  5. The pov is quite perceptive here, as an instance of this year serves as a dire lesson to be understood by all willing to understand its implications.

    Great use of rhyme, though I must concur with similar sentiments, in that the second stanza far exceeds the first.

    Well done.

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  6. I like this one. And I want to revise the first line of the second stanza in order to make "often have" more specific and vivid with an active verb.

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  7. from Thaine Allison Jr.:

    hate begins then moves to fear-inferiority guilt and shame
    desperation and pain are not far behind

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