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poetry by j matthew waters

the chocolate revolution


there’s a revolution brewing
and it’s going to be loud
and dangerous and downright
unintellectual for so many

old women stand in long lines
buying magazines for their men
while inside dogs stay huddled
behind yet intact furniture

unrecruited men and boys
hide behind alleyways
reading the latest reports
from handheld devices

a voice from the loudspeaker
claiming to be the answer
promises free tickets to paradise
and chocolate for everyone


april two thousand thirteen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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10 thoughts on “the chocolate revolution

  1. Love it..you had me at ‘chocolate revolution’….fabulous! 🙂

  2. Scary idea here, John – the last stanza is wonderfully eerie – K

  3. Ahh yes! Hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt 🙂

  4. no wonder everybody is hiding and no chocolate can tempt them to come out

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