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Get on the Right Thing by Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka | May 2nd, 2019 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

What would Willy Wonka say
if he was here to witness the insanity:
the mindless destruction of the G-d given beauty,
the passive-aggressive attitude of the nihilists,
the pressured converting of the truly free,
and the ill-wishing attitude of the misanthropes
towards their fellow human beings in the time of distress?

If the road human beings have collectively taken
has only increased catastrophes
and people, in general, are feeling bad
all around the world
because of the lack of understanding and love
and because there’s no money to buy food or medicine,
then would it be sensible to
“Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you,” as the “fair ginger” would say:
to dump the wrong script and lines
and get on the right thing.

Poet Bio

Paula Puolakka is a writer, Beat poet, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In March 2019, she was awarded the second prize in Dreamers & MLK poetry contest (NC, USA.) In April 2019, her long essay was given an honorable mention in the competition held by The Finnish Reserve Officers’ Federation (in Pohjois-Savo) and her short essay was one of the winning stories in the contest held by Single Parents Association under the 2019 parliamentary elections in Finland. In 2017 and 2018, Puolakka landed first and second in the short story competitions held by Re:fiction (Israel) and Literative (USA.)

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