New Poems from A.R. Salandy : Passive Manipulation & Waves Poem


The ground quivers under monumental waves
Out in the clashing abyss
Where vessels bob to the slow rock
Of waters unsuspecting,

But sirens usher weary souls
To awaken in that dark night
Where storm shields would do little
To protect them from rolling life
Taut and avenging,

For mother cries her battle cries out at sea
Until she reaches land 
And caresses it with her wrath,
Angered but loving, 
Still a tsunami-

Still a loss of life, becoming all too common

Passive Manipulation

Society indulges a capitalist mindset
By transforming humble minds
Into autocratic machines
That compute digital numbers

Into meaningful characters
That act as a hostile burden
To the minds of every new generation
That shackles debt and worth to each other,

As if life could so singularly be derived
From financial status
So aggressively acquired
At the hands of a merciless folk

Whose only wish is to derive power
From a greed so all-consuming
That those who wish to change or grow
Must face the constraints of a governance

That acts to destroy the human spirit
Drop by drop as the sound of beings
Now despondent grows quieter
And resistance grows futile

As society benefits from the loss of millions. 

Bio: Anthony is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in the Middle East jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 215 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press) as well as a novel 'The Sands of Change' 2021 (Alien Buddha Press). Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' is the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest. Anthony is the Co-EIC of Fahmidan Journal & Poetry Editor at Chestnut ReviewTwitter/Instagram: @arsalandy

A Fevers of the Mind Quick-9 Interview with A.R.Β Salandy

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1 comment

  1. BEAUTIFUL ANTHONY!!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😍😍😍😍


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