Grainy Worldview

Wordpress Prompt Grainy 2

I woke to a grainy view

bigotry speckled a gray hue

I woke to a grainy stain

bloody murder shaming a foul reign

I woke to a grainy rebuke

dodgy words of a grand-duke

I woke to a grainy pain

deep-seated hatred, black and white

Will it ever wane?


Copyright 2017 by E. Denise Billups

Photo: Courtesy of Jess Whitehead

13 Comments Add yours

  1. careerdoover says:

    Very well said, I feel this captures the issues going on in our country right now. It is such a disgusting display of how to treat people and I too worry this will never end. Thanks for sharing!


    1. Careerdoover, thank you! It’s very sad, but I think a much needed conversation is happening everywhere. I just wish it could be resolved peacefully.


  2. idlebrain says:


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  3. anne leueen says:

    You have captured it all in this. Sad but true.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Anne! Indeed the world is a scary place right now.


  4. Simon says:

    A beautiful poem of a very un beautiful situation. I ask myself the same things and how the hell are we still making the mistakes of so long ago?


    1. It’s so sad. I think it’s a human condition to fear difference. Hopefully, we’ll find some way to change.


      1. Simon says:

        I hope we do and it’s about time we did. It’s like we haven’t grown up at all sometimes.

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  5. Very powerful verse you wrote there! Sadly, this can be said true of east and west, north and south. Where can we hide from all the pain? But surely in the same east and west and north and south where hope must reign. 🙂

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    1. Hope is all we have. Thank you for thoughtful words! 🙂

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  6. Your words resonate with many of us. This is a difficult time but a time of awakening nonetheless. I have been reading and enjoying your writings and find uniqueness in your site as well as your words. Thank you for sharing yourself. I have nominated your for The Unique Blogger Award. Please keep doing what you’re doing!


    1. Diane, congratulations!!!!! Thank you so much for choosing my site.


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