dying men can’t swallow speeches

dying men
can’t swallow speeches
or drink hope
and your words
will not bandage their bleeding–
they need something real

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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21 Responses to dying men can’t swallow speeches

  1. George Ellington says:

    Oh, yes. Very true.

  2. You are right! how many speeches will fill a coke bottle? How many locusts make one calf?

    • oh, oh, oh–I know the answer–it is equivalent to how many grasshoppers equal one cow 😉 Wait–you said that already, darn it…

      Cleaning out my drafts today & found this one!

  3. johncoyote says:

    I enjoyed this poem. Direct and honest words. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

  4. Trent Lewin says:

    Some people (politicians etc) seem to think that their words have nutritional value. I hear you.

  5. Seb says:

    Yes. As they say in England, fine words butter no parsnips.

  6. jmgoyder says:

    That is an incredible title!

  7. clawfish says:

    Susan you know how to make an impact and this one does again you are a pleasure to read

  8. nelle says:

    Yes, and this can be taken further, to those of chronic health need in a society what believes we’re on our own.

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