Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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Mama Zen at Real Toads asked for a 20-word synopsis of the election results; ABC Wednesday asked for poems about the letter Q. Short and sweet today… very sweet, in fact! Also at my poetic polling place, Poets United.

Quick Recap of Quirky Election

Some clues
to amuse:

No horses, only gardens.
Women keep reproductive freedom.
Neither of the First Couple dye their hair
But there’s still war.

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil


During all the recall mishigoss, I had time to write something more all-encompassing! Here’s to the new America, as envisioned by Newt, Rick, and (depending on the day) Mitt (featuring backup vocals by Michele and Sarah):

Anthem for a New Party

Harken to the new American song!
The mating call of the vulture.
“Take wing and we shall restore prosperity.”

Blood drips from his beak,
from his talons,
trickling down upon the rest of us.

The offspring of this vulture are
vile, virulent creatures
who cannot fly but still flock together,

plotting, under the right wing.
Taking tea with spiders whose backs bear
hourglasses, betraying the truth:

Time’s almost up.

© 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Also at my poetic nest, Poets United.