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Politically Incorrect ~ NPM Day #4

One advocates change.
The other stands on its laurels.
One wants total renovation.
The other is content with the status quo.
One wants to maintain.
The other wants to destroy and rebuild.
Each seeks total control.

Debate, their first-born child,
Is abandoned.
Compromise, their next-born,
Is rejected.
Hope, spontaneously aborts.
Triumph, withers in the womb,

Charlene L. Amsden

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Very nicely put, Quilly. I was listening to my ‘local’ news this morning here in the Nation’s Capital. They had a story on the perception people have of the two major parties. Depending on your point of view, the Republicans are “unwilling to compromise” or “firm on important principles”. The Democrats are “unwilling to stand firm” or “inclusive.”

    Sigh. Can we find a third party that is dedicated to getting something useful accomplished?

  2. .
    I like it Quilly! 🙂 You almost got political here!
    Is it politically correct to say ‘dilemma?’ As spectators it is frustrating to watch those who are playing games with our country’s progress.

    My frustration? Not having written a poem a day. On your them a little senryū pair:

    When advocates change
    politically correct
    we say ‘compromise’

    certain principles
    sacred cows we’ve had for years
    have no compromise

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