The harbinger

There was a dove perched on the olive branch

She was the harbinger of peace, as they said

The sign that spring was near, the war at an end

We rejoice, celebrating this truth with a mendacity

When we don’t value this dedicated symbol of peace

Or are the words we utter just empty and meaningless

We embroil ourselves into a plethora of excuses

Never meaning to carry out what we promise to do

The inadequacy and insufficiency of our resolve

Hidden and camouflaged with bluster and bravado

The shameful lack of action should be humiliating

Your daily word prompt ;


Word of the day challenge;




Word of the day challenge;


Opposites Attract Challenge #26

Today’s prompt: plethora

Antonyms: deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency, undersupply

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