Chaos in America…BUT… We Can End It! (A Near- Acrostic Poem for Our Times)

Wise words and some ways to become part of the solution!

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Candidates flailing arms in the air, bent
on talking, one over another
Hapless moderators—too many, too
weak to control the mayhem
Another Democratic debate,
Offering less light than heat
Seemingly not laser-focused on our
closeness to the abyss.

In the far too-White House, a lawless
President—unrebuked by his
tarnished party—
No-nothingly claims the gathering
pandemic will soon be gone

And helter-skelterly seeks funding only
after a ka-chinging Stock
Market dives into waters darkened
by viral uncertainty…
Even as he tears away our protective
Intel and
Rebukes/replaces experts and judicious
judges,
Instead producing pattern-setting
pardons of those justly
Convicted of crimes against the State…
As back in Russia, Vladimir does his
happy dance with wanton abandon.

BUT…

When an aroused people stands together
Elevating our shared goal beyond our
individual predilections,

Change of the…

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

3 thoughts on “Chaos in America…BUT… We Can End It! (A Near- Acrostic Poem for Our Times)

  1. annieasksyou

    Thank you, Judy. I went to considerable trouble to make the line indentations show the acrostic better—even learning a bit of html (!)— but then I had to switch out my menu, which removed all the indenting. Such is life.

    On a different topic, would you be ok with my pasting your carnipoem, followed by my comment and then our responses, on my blog? I thought it was fun and a nice exchange.

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