Bridges Not Of Steel

Bridges not of steel

But built of trust and respect

Demolished by words

All that we say and do has

Consequences long after

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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To Protect And Server

To protect and serve

Whole communities in fear

Race should not matter

But it does and always has

More so in this day and age

Policing has changed

More vicious, less tolerant

They’re militarized

Controlling people by fear

Instead of using respect

When did this happen

Jackboots on the peoples necks

Tanks in city streets

Science fiction is now real

Welcome to the brave new world

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

O’ Blessed Silence How I Long For Thee (Sonnet)

O’ blessed silence, how I long for thee,

Surrounded by ignorance and fools.

Blind to reality by refusing to see,

They’re being used as propagandist tools.

 

Is not an informed citizenry a wonderful thing,

With fact-based opinions at their core.

Sadly lost to the masses, they grasp for a ring,

Tarnished from a time long before.

 

It seems compassion’s lost to the hearts of fellow-men,

Leaving them cold with the worst traits thought past.

Rigid and hateful and unwilling to bend,

Claiming piety with iron-fist holding fast.

 

The softening of hearts would surely serve us well while still questioning those that lead us.

A sacred obligation as our founders did tell with diplomacy and respect to discuss.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Namaste (Acrostic)

Nowhere and Everywhere,

All things and No-thing,

Master and Servant–God,

Acknowledging the Divine in you

Satisfies my soul

Teaching me to love others

Even more than myself.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~