Testing Times

Posted: September 29, 2011 in Poetry, Politics
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Testing Times


Sometimes the tide dont recede

stead it rises and crashes down

Testing us constantly


Our hope crumbles like chalk cliffs

Battered by the seasons

They have no answers

Only reasons


The winds of change pass us by

Suffused with oppression

The air is dry

Were buffeted by bills

They call and command

Our minds twisted

By last demands


Someday we hope the tables will turn

For a change we always yearn

When will we ever learn

That they sit at the head

Dictating all the terms


Unemployment line so long

Stretching for miles

As if someone was handing out gold in piles

Desperate for something to eat

Thoughts no longer of luxury

We look for the bare necessities


It’s a jungle now, of concrete

Where women weep, men taken by grief

The soulless rob and reap

From others misfortune and misery


Fat cats cant see

Recession is just a term in the paper they read

Rolling in a Royce

Life is good, rejoice


Safe in their mansions

Seated in luxury chairs

Old money, no worries

Friends in high places

A smile always plastered

On their faces


The weight is always born

By the little man

This is part of their grand old plan

But all plans one day will end

Then the world

Can begin to mend



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Yours Truly

Zishaan ‘ZuZu’ Shafi

  1. Nice!

    I have never been good at poetry myself, so the process is foreign to me, but I have to say that I am impressed by anyone that can take such a loaded issue and express it so eloquently and succinctly!

  2. wastelandexplorer says:

    Love how you were able to express the emotions through the poem.

  3. NuttyNeuron says:

    Very very impressive 🙂 read it once, loved it, read it another time and loved it even more!

  4. Thank you so much for your comments guys and gals 🙂 I just re-read this and it’s odd, it’s as if it were the first time I was reading it. I’m so glad you liked it.

  5. Aneesa says:

    The eloquence and expression is beautiful. A heartbreaking subject and written in such a touching way.

    It’s always the normal hard working ones that suffer the most in devastating times.

    Nice blog you have hear.

    • Wow, I really appreciate your taking the time to leave such a nice and motivating comment! Thank You! And you are 100%, the one’s who pay, when the going gets tough, are the one’s who pay, when life is ‘good’ too.

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