It Was Funny Once

It was funny once,

But it isn’t funny now;

Personal attacks.

Congratulations! We are

The laughing-stock of the world.

Trying to look tough

We’ve made ourselves look foolish.

Racism and hate,

Islamophobia, greed,

We are an embarrassment.

This is uncalled for!

Leaders of the free world

Do not act this way.

Hop back into your clown

Cars and rejoin your circus.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

More Schoolyard Antics

More schoolyard antics

With name calling and punches


It doesn’t seem to matter

To the ignorant voter


What’s happened to us

Prepubescent politics

Make us laughingstocks


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Segregating Ourselves

Republican, democrat,

Black, white,

Feminist, chauvinist,

Gay, straight,

Religious, atheist,

Liberal, conservative,

Pacifist, warmonger,

Proletariat, capitalist,

Pro-life, pro-choice,

Rich, poor,

Extremist, moderate,

Old, young,

Patriotic, unpatriotic,

Native, immigrant,

We spend so much time segregating ourselves into categories,

That we forget we are all the same.

We are born, we live and then we die,

This is non-negotiable.

Maybe if took the time to walk in our brother’s shoes

We would be less hurried to take vengeance

And this world would be a more peaceful and beautiful place.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Glass Houses

Glass houses, a stone was thrown,

Where vines with thorn and poison grown.

Mirror you look, but cannot see,

Thing you hate inside is me.

So much alike, minds eye blind,

Wall of stone you hide behind.

Fear the world would see what’s real,

Confront the pain too painful to feel.

Problems perceived, faults not mine,

No matter you can’t ignore the signs.

Bury them deep, you feel you must,

Someday the damage you’ll see I trust.

Stronger than you, you never realized,

Afraid to look into my eyes.

Afraid you’ll find myself in you,

False perception like bird would flew.

Carry on this childish game,

One day to burn out a candle flame.

My hope for you be sooner I pray,

Love yourself come-what-may.


~~ Dominic R. DIFrancesco ~~