Politician’s Words

Politician’s words

Sometimes I just shake my head

Such stupidity


Appealing to the fringes

They hurt intentionally


We’re more sensitive

Of this there is little doubt

It is about time


Why must we tolerate hate

From those who wish to lead us


It’s freedom of speech

Defended by so many

I would not trade this


But freedom comes with a cost

One that is best spent wisely


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

In This Time Of Tragedy, It Does My Heart Good (Sonnet)

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In this time of tragedy, it does my heart good,

To see peoples so diverse as allies.

Evil’s terror brings unity, just as it should,

With “Je suis Charlie” their defiant battle cry.


How must it have felt staring fate in the face

When our wrath brought their final curtain call.

Surely their God, will not bring them to grace

Instead down to Hell they must fall.


What God could condone their horrible acts,

Murdering innocents over Charlie’s cartoon.

Under guise of offense, an excuse for attacks,

Their cause becomes fodder for lampoon.


So pray on this day and stand steadfast as one, for us all they cannot defeat.

To live by the gun is to die by the gun, let us hope this will never repeat.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


I Partake Not In Another’s Squabbles (Sonnet)

I partake not in another’s squabbles, their concern is not my own,

Taking sides bears nothing but rotten fruit on the vine.

Picking winners and losers in life is futile as history has shown,

Their issues with one another is between them, not mine.


Should we not let bygones-be-bygones to follow their dreams,

It is not our place to be both jury and judge.

What is surely right for me may not be for another it seems,

On this I stand firmly refusing to budge.


Though in freedom of speech I wholeheartedly believe,

There are times we would be better to sit in silence.

Sometimes speaking your mind provides little to achieve,

And may lead to physical and mental violence.


So choose your words carefully though speaking is your right,

For offense so easily levied can lead to an unwinnable fight.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~