Why must life
Be a struggle?
Day-to-day battles
To stay afloat?

Did we get a fair shake
Or sucker punched
In the throat?
We were quiet so long

The powers that be
Assumed assent…
They should know
It’s anything but

Now our so-called savior
Is one of them…
How can it possibly
Not get worse?

© 2016 Robert Mihaly
DAILY PROMPT for 6/14/16


  1. mukul chand · June 16, 2016

    great poem

    Liked by 1 person

  2. bbeyes4 · June 16, 2016

    Can so relate!! Very well written!

    Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · June 17, 2016

      Thank you always, Suzanne. I had to fix a typo, and I have found that WordPress appears to make that exceedingly difficult…adding skipped lines where they shouldn’t be. It’s fixed now…knock on wood…ouch!

      Liked by 1 person

      • bbeyes4 · June 17, 2016

        Been there done that all the time. I have a bad habit of not re- reading my work as well as I should before I publish😬

        Liked by 1 person

      • artifiswords · June 17, 2016

        WordPress has a glitch. I made a change in two lines before I posted, but their program read it as a space. I never write direct to there, because it does weird things.


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