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Poetry by Jenean McBrearty
(Danville, Kentucky, USA)

Vox Populi, Vox Dei
Published January 14, 2019
Poetry by Jenean McBrearty - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
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Vox Populi, Vox Dei

by Jenean McBreart

Forty-five men have ascended
a temporary throne,
and each, save one, have aspired
to impose his will
on that unruly bunch
called Americans⸺
those devils of individuation
coalesced
in pursuit of satisfaction.

Now come the press and pundits
preaching fake forced brotherhood
and sacrifice for the globe
but the pseudo-king won’t listen
won’t obey
and why?
How can it be?
How different is he?
Mad?
Stupid?
We know best.

Woe betide them, the deaf and dumb.
Out here, we’re waiting,
locked and loaded, ready,
behind each blade of grass
lies a bullet, steady,
etched with a name,
and breathing revolution.

Repeal and replace at your peril,
the will of people.
We’ll not abide interference  
with our sacred choosing
by anyone, least you.
We’ll defend our temporary sovereign
As we would Christ and Arthur,
For the voice of the people is the voice of God
in this hallowed republic.

Stop your chatter and listen
to the grumblings and rumblings you ignored for so long.
America will not be destroyed,
a certainty worth your noting.
Vox populi, vox dei is our voting.


Biography
Jenean McBrearty is a graduate of San Diego State University, who
taught Political Science and Sociology. Her fiction, poetry, and
photographs have been published in over a hundred and sixty-five print
and on-line journals. She won the Eastern Kentucky English Department
Award for Graduate Creative Non-fiction in 2011, and she won a Silver
Pen Award in 2015 for her noir short story: Red’s Not your Color. Her
novels and collections can be found on Amazon and Lulu.com.
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