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

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Whew!  After a bout of allergies that almost went bronchial on me, I’m back. Sorry I’ve been absent. I’ll send you all a note from my mom. (Welcome Back Carter: “Signed, Barlow’s Mother.”) And I’m catching the tail end of posting for Three Word Wednesday; this week’s words were: Amateur, Diligent, Nurture. Also for Poets United, Poetry Pantry.

What We Need

What America needs to nurture
is a new-style politician,
who won’t afford rich white guys
such undue recognition.

“Clean Money, Clean Elections,”
lots of diligent candidates.
Amateur by Beltway standards.
but that slate would be first-rate.

We’ve been so disillusioned;
lost our voices to Big Money.
But some unspoiled men and women
will take back Main Street, honey.

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil