Centenary

from Centenary

BART Station Bard

I know you’re angry.
So am I.
How could we not be?
Children ripped from their parents,
Concentration camps in Texas.
“I can’t breathe”
“I remember their laughter”
A child-man throwing ugly decrees from his high chair.

But from a high shelf in Europe come watercolor images a century on.
French families fleeing destruction.
Children starving in Yemen.
Corpses of trees standing witness as men follow orders into death.
As we follow our leaders.

They know who we need to hate.
In front of City Hall we are led in chants.
We know the story.
Our indignation gives us the right to hate.
We have worked so hard, but They stole our votes, our climate, our lives.
We will make them pay!
We will come here every night if necessary!
Bearing placards, twisted pictures of an uncrowned King.
A piñata we can beat to death
Until we get our hands…

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. . . .just to be alive is a grand thing.

from The purple Rays Blog

Purplerays

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“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all
I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

― Agatha Christi

Text & image source: Pebbles of Joy https://www.facebook.com/PebblesOfJoy/

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