Obligation (Acrostic)

One thing leads to another

Blinding our own needs.

Lingering wants and desires go unfulfilled.

Instead we tend to the needs of others,

Giving unselfishly of ourselves;

Agony and ecstasy its progeny.

These are our burdens,

Ignoring them is impossible.

Our sacred duty demands…

Never to shirk your responsibilities.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~



Election Day Nears (Tanka)

Election day nears

We have an obligation

To get out and vote

People have died for this right

So be sure not to waste it


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Lick Your Open Wounds (Tanka)

Lick your open wounds

But expect no sympathy

For self-infliction

Brought on by your stone silence

You’ll suffer at your own hands


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~