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Rictameter poetry- Brussels Attack

Updated on March 22, 2016
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Have we misjudged Donald Trump?

Donald

Misjudged maybe

Brussels terror attack

Citizens wounded, murdered blood

Security heightened America

Good Morning America speaks

Donald Trump responding

U.S.A. weak

Donald

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna. I've changed my mind about Donald. I wrote this the day after the Brussels attack, and I was furious. Like you, I do like some of his ideas. ( Trade ) but thinking of him as the commander and chief with the ability to order bombing ( Bush ) SCARES THE HECK OUT OF ME!!!! Thank you...Hugs...

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am not a Donald fan. He does say a few things that I happen to agree with, but the overwhelming majority of his comments leave me appalled...especial his comments on torture. He simply doesn't know what he is talking about. But he wouldn't be the first. I liked this poem, Ruby. Hugs my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello icy, Your outlook is beautiful! If the world believed that humanity was important, we would have love overflowing instead of hate. Thank you much....

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      icv 

      2 years ago

      I would like to condemn all types of extremism and domination. Humanity is great

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello shanmarie, I feel the same way. I don't like him, but I think we need to get tougher. Who knows what is best? I certainly do not. Thanks for commenting..

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      I am rather ambivalent about him. I see some good he could do, but in some ways he may be a little too rough around the edges. The only things I know for certain is that no country or place is safe from terrorism. If it's not foreign, it's domestic. It's a terrible, unnecessary shame too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      John, maybe you have the best solution, Jon Claud Van Damm. Lol. He be da man! Ha...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thanks again Mike..

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A Terrible attack, good poem. We need to find a rational solution here..and that is? The fact that this attack occurred in Brussels is the answer in itself. We hire the "Muscles from Brussels" himself to bring the terrorists to justice and rectify the situation. Bring on Jon Claude Van Damm...he's the man! :)

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hugs back.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I hear you Mike, and I know torture is wrong. I was so upset when I wrote this. I don't like Trump, especially when he said John MCcain was no hero. I believe he was a hero who was tortured for five years in captivity. I guess I should stop watching the news. I remember how outraged I was when Isis cut off the heads of American prisoners. Thanks for the reminder. Hugs..

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Ruby you cannot condone torture. You are outraged when an American's is tortured. Remember that outrage.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Ed, I don't like Trump, but I do like some of his idea's. I never thought I would say that, but enough is enough. I wrote this when I was really upset. I am still upset this morning, watching the news, seeing people leave flowers and candles in Brussels, the same thing we did after the world trade center was brought down. It seems everything we do is after the fact. Thank you for coming..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      DDE, I agree, it is a sad world. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Will, your comment must be true because it keeps on happening. I don't even think building a wall would help, they are people who live here and are American citizens. The killers who hit Brussels lived there. Today they are saying that they have captured one of the men, that's good but it's after the fact. We have got to do more to show the world that we're strong. Thank you for coming..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Mike I felt the same way until this happened, then I listened to Trump talk and I listened to Hillary. She said that it was wrong to use torture to get information from these killers, Trump said that if we'd used torture on the one we just captured, he would've told us more because they were connected with the ones who hit Brussels. I still feel that we could do more in this country. Thank you for coming.

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      ahorseback 

      2 years ago

      Hi Ruby , I have posted that America should return to a day when we were mature enough NOT to have to like a good potential leader . And I don't like trump , but .........great hub ! ....Ed

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A sad world we live in thank you for writing this poem.

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      WillStarr 

      2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Bullies always attack those that show weakness, and at the moment, the leadership in both Europe and the United States are viewed by radical Islam, the bully, as weak.

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - Brussels is a tragedy, but thinking that one candidate is better equipped than another is better to deal with it is to quick a decision. Each and everyone of them will have the same resources available to them. In this dangerous world, we want the coolest head. Not a hot head.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Bill, who would that be? That's a honest question. I really don't know at this point. This attack could have been here. I wish I knew what is the best way to go. Thank you for coming...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Nell, I wonder if that would stop the bombings? America and England has citizen joining the terrorists and we don't even know who they are. What a horrible time we are witnessing! President Obama said for us to continue living, just be alert. Easier said than done. Cheer my friend.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Fear and anger and helplessness....horrible reasons for rash judgments and actions......I hope calmer and more rational leaders step up and find solutions we can all live with.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      I hate what is happening Ruby and got so mad, and yes we definitely, America and England need to close down borders and scrap political correctness which protects horrible people!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      MizBejabbers, thank goodness you made me laugh out loud. I needed that. lol. Dirty rock 'n roll, what a hoot!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Frank, I needed a light comment. I think I rushed to a conclusion. Cheer.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Clive, I hear you loud and clear. I think I had a panic attack when I saw this explode on T.V. Money is the root of all evil if used in the wrong way, it is good if used to help others. Thank you for coming to read. I value your opinion..

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago

      I'm glad my Dad isn't alive today to see this. He would declare that it is a result of all that dirty rock 'n roll.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello hari, your comment made me think of Jesus' teaching of turning the other cheek. Gandhi was a wise man. Thank you so much...

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      ok now, LOL...

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      And When people panic, they cry blood, no matter whose they get as long as they get some. Fear and control is what the elites feed on.

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      everyone must defend themselves and country. but there is a right way in doing so and a wrong way. many of these so called bombings are staged too. not saying this one is as i don't have the details yet. We can be offensive and defensive without trump. He is just one man with money

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Hatred is a fatal attraction. Mixing with blame game is a sure hit among public.

      Mahatma Gandhi said 'An eye for eye will make the world blind'.

      - hari

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I never in my wildest dreams thought I would change my mind about Donald Trump, but we must do something more than we've been doing. We must be able to defend ourselves. Are we considered soft? I hate that idea! I welcome all comments. I know there is a great divide in what is the best.

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