https://dversepoets.com/2020/05/28/openlinknight267/ Grace at dVerse is hosting Open Link Night, the night we choose a poem of our own to post. “I Can’t Breathe” George Floyd To Breathe The tissue of life is delicately thin, especially when the protectors grin, arraigned with a knee and pinned to the ground, he couldn’t breathe; no judge, no jury, […]
The theme lately here in the US is violence. Hatred and violence for your neighbor, your government, and probably your life with the frustration of how it has changed. What other explanation could there be for everyone acting with murder and outrage towards each other?
Violence with guns, more guns and deaths than any other place in the world. Coming to you from Wyoming where guns are plentiful and a person’s right to open carry without a license, what can we expect? What about the rights of peaceful, tolerant citizens? It is fearful to walk, shop, or play outside. People of color aren’t even safe in their own homes.
It is woeful, sad and maddening.
We can read and learn from books
From words that seep into our nooks
Absorbing knowledge as we look
Through pages of lives written therein
Examples experienced lie within
From old lessons that might have been.
Ever changing facts
Sad numbers growing each day
I wonder what lessons we have learned
We need to separate this despair from a new blue of perspective on our world
I once had a notion
Honesty would win
That evil could not surpass
I no longer believe
The truth will out
The current leader, an ass.