Different Drummer ~ quadrille

Different Drummer

You hear the beat,
but do not follow,
your voice your own,
in a world where too many
let others speak without
questioning the merits
of a drumbeat too often
exclusionary, delusion
carried to extremes,
out of step with reality,
right to the end.

This is a response to Quadrille #85 – Raising our Poetic Voices, the prompt from De Jackson at dVerse, which is to use the word voice in a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

Image source: YouTube (USC Trojan Marching Band performing “Tusk”)

35 thoughts on “Different Drummer ~ quadrille

    • Thanks, Ron.
      You know how it is when you read something, and you know what it’s supposed to say, so that’s what it says. I really appreciate that you caught that for me. Thanks!


      • They should, and worse. I’m beginning to think that the disillusioned who lap up the false promises, follow, and don’t get what they were promised should be pilloried with their false prophet if they refuse to open their eyes and see reality. It’s only with their votes that the monsters come to power.

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