We’ve Come a Long Way – A Rondeau

We’ve come a long way from depression days,
Meandering history like a maze,
Standing then, on cold days, for bread in queues.
Nowadays and despite the nightly news,
We should be thankful in so many ways.

Black Tuesday of Twenty-Nine, a tough phase
As Black Friday should bring back the heydays.
Tents pitched, lines form anew, frenzy ensues.
We’ve come a long way.

What is really sold and who really pays?
Life harnessed in avarice like thick glaze.
In the red, as black devours, a blown fuse
In vivid hearts, brilliant minds would amuse.
One would ponder, if, in this timely haze,
We’ve come a long way?

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

I hope you all share happy, safe and meaningful times over the Thanksgiving holiday. In the depths of NaNoWriMo, I do apologize for not maintaining myself here or at your wonderful blogs.

NaNoWriMo Day 26: 3109


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"A lonely craftsman putting one word after another."
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8 Responses to We’ve Come a Long Way – A Rondeau

  1. Bastet says:

    Wonderfully thoughtful poem…happy Thanksgiving to you.

    • Shainbird says:

      Thank you Georgia, and as late as this response is, I am wondering if you celebrate Thanksgiving in Italy. I guess it is an American thing. Historically, it is not at all the wonderful thing depicted in school books. In fact, it seems to be the starting gate of a shopping frenzy, which now, a couple of days after Christmas, shoppers still find an excuse to shop! Ciao Georgia 🙂

      • Bastet says:

        you’re right we don’t have Thaksgiving in Italy—It’s a north American thing and of course that story is pure myth. And again your right it was during the depression that the date was fixed to assure the opening of the shopping frenzy…now days shoppers have bee so indoctrinated I don’t think they need a reson to go into a frenzy…

  2. kiwiskan says:

    but sometimes I wonder if we’re going backwards again…

  3. Rob says:

    A wonderful look at history and what we should truly be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!

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