The Great Fools. A poem by Sean Fredrick Ragoi



The great conqueror,
And the great divider
Dispersing power while dispersing nations 
Like a displaced union, at peace, but at war

The great construct of man
A great myth that we follow like sheep
And praised like a deity
It scatters the masses 
Using sun and moon to exhibit its grip on the world
To be worshipped, it is fierce
And to stay sacred, it punishes those who don’t abide by its laws

A species where the powerful are thick,
And the poor suffer at their hands
Controlled by the myth of night and day,
Abiding by the flaws of a social construct

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Sean Fredrick Ragoi is an upcoming poet and author who is in love with the idea of poetry. Sean views poetry as an escape from reality, and a way to describe the indescribable. The ability to turn emotion into words is what beckoned Sean into writing. His love for the arts has been present for as long as he can remember, which is a short time considering he is 15 years old. The arts are Sean’s way of express what can’t be put into words. Sean sees poetry as a powerful and indestructible force that needs to be tapped into.

Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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