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Snarly Parley: Giving content pirates the heave-ho




Snarly Parley: Giving content pirates the heave-ho

My hair stands up. I am perturbed.
My slumber, it has been disturbed.
My patience crumbles, comes unhinged,
As copyrights have been infringed.

For pirates sail through cyberspace,
Reprinting content out of place.
As scallywags upon the main,
These underhanded ones seek gain.

Vindictive, devious, and tart,
 Such bandits stumble to impart.
No guilt they feel, as they encroach.
Perhaps they need some stiff reproach.

This practice, dangerous and vile,
Beyond the pale by country mile,
Breeds shady sorts of charlatans,
Who raid the rights of artisans.

No thanks to them, I trace each trope,
As they traverse the slipp’ry slope.
The lines they lift leave me distressed,
As gems purloined from treasure chest.

Methinks it’s time their piracy
Slipped off into retiracy.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson



This poem was posted in response to these prompts:
Meme Express: “no thanks”
One-Word Wednesday: “dangerous”
Simply Snickers: “shady,” “slippery,” and “some”
Three Word Wednesday: “tart,” “underhanded,” and “vindictive”
Tuesday at Ten: “feel”


Image/s:
Vintage/public domain image.

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Sunday

Losing sleeple for the people



Sold too cheap, we’re losing sleep.

Making waves in the caves

A rising heat wave draws us down,
Accepting pathways underground.
The tiller, held by shady soul,
As shadows lengthen, guides to Sheol.

The hidden pilot looks to laugh,
For we have lost the narrow path.
Our leaky craft is sinking slow;
Still, we delight in undertow.

We sit and sigh, enjoy the ride.
Each freely mocks the other side.
We call it “liberty” hard-fought;
Authentic freedom we’ve forgot.

“It’s for the people,” we exclaim,
Although we have ourselves to blame.
Each face is red, betraying heart.
We’ve raised deceit to highest art.

So, chasing thrills, we’ve ceded sight.
The answer lives within the light.
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson


This poem was posted in response to these prompts:
Five-Minute Friday: “hidden”
Meme Express: “heat wave”
Shadow Shot Sunday: “lengthening shadows”
Simply Snickers: “for the people”
Six Word Saturday/Show My Face: “Describe your life in six words.”
Stream of Consciousness Saturday: “art”
Theme Thursday: “red”

Image/s:
Thanks for Sepia Saturday for the vintage/public domain image.

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Dog days: Hounded by humidity and losing lucidity




Baby, it’s hot outside. My grandmother used to say, “Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glow.” It’s an old saying. But lately, I beg to differ.

Dog days
(Hounded by humidity and losing lucidity)

My sprint is spent like long-lost lien.
I’ve showered thrice. I’m still not clean.
We wonder why the summer slogs,
But every day will have its dogs.
I puff and pant like mongrel mean.

The temp has dropped a few degrees.
I venture out to catch a breeze.
If just a mile or three I’d try,
My tales would justify some pie.
But after two, I crawl on knees.

God only knows my top complaint.
For He has heard I ain’t no saint.
A trio of excuses grand
I reconstruct to beat the band
And seek a shadow, there to faint.

Get up and move, you soggy slug.
Go grab that water, gulp and chug.
Then stomp those sneakers ‘round the block.
Your alibi’s a crusty crock.
I stand and shrug, and off I plug.

And still I wonder, as I fry,
Will this entitle me to pie?
c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson


This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

Camera Critters: pictures of creatures
Mad Kane Humor: “lean” or “lien”
Meme Express: “venture”
Simply Snickers: “tales” (or “tails”), “trio,” and “try”
Shadow Shot Sunday: “shadow”
Sunday Smiles: something worth smiling about
Sunday Stealing: “God only knows”

Image/s:
 Vintage/public domain image.

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