Are The -Isms Working 2014

Are The –Isms Working?


On this day

Two former popes were canonized.


Grounding principles forever good,

Slowly, surely pulverized,

Politicized. Out of the woods

The scoundrels:

Rascals who begin the damage.

Transmutating courage into

Sludgey, smudge.



Social-, Commun-, Capital-,

You name it –isms.

Can they work?

Do they succeed?

In their idealism,

Realism kicked around,

-Isms go to ground;

They fall.

They fail.

Bound by laws inexorable.


Are The –Isms Working? 4.26.2014/5.5.2014

Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin






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