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This website publishes poetry that deals with social and political themes. Historically, some of our best poets have been courageous in using their writing gifts to counteract injustice and deal with issues of troubled times. Our democracy is being systematically dismantled without compassion to favor oligarchy, corruption, and oppression of the non-rich and non-white. This is the most inhumane White House in history.

We hope the poetic works herein expose the enemies of a liberal society. If you consider yourself both poet and progressive, please submit your work for publication on this website. If accepted, your poems may also be considered for our sister publication, Good Works Review, an annual print magazine. Please read the Guidelines before submitting.

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Villanelle On A Theme From The Last Election


by Mike James


He sticks around like chewed up gum.
Park benches provide adhesion.
The main thing: Everyone gets some.  

After a while it’s just no fun.  
To smile is to make a lesion.  
He sticks around like chewed up gum. 

No person’s as a fast as a gun.  
Still, some run and run with reason.  
The main thing: Everyone gets some. 

There’s the highway. Put up a thumb.  
Go far to find the right season.
He sticks around like chewed up gum. 

Only a few can live from crumbs. 
Asking for more isn’t treason. 
The main thing: Everyone gets some.

Words make rough music. Make some numb.
Can make so nothing is pleasing.  
He sticks around like chewed up gum.
The main thing: Everyone gets some.