I wake up wondering what news
the night has brought, so fraught
with “He saids” “she saids.”
Forced to wait as the sides debate
trying to get their stories straight,
rehashing words until they dissipate
into yesterday’s news. And nothing changes.
Living in the shadow of the Night King
where a sunny day dawns colorless,
or at best faded, we’ve become ‘jaded.’
Congress has been invaded by “enablers”
pitting us all against each other.
Opposites with no attraction…
each side demanding action for
different reasons while stuck
in a state of permanent winter.
We mustn’t compromise as we
seek the “Truth” that outshines the lies
so those who doubt will finally rise
to realize that we can do better than this.
Whatever hate lies in our hearts is fed
by chatter that eats away at all that matters.
until we become visceral, rabid; infected
by the daily dose of kool-aid we have been
given to drink. Perhaps that is the plan, after all:
to make us all numb and uncaring,
unable to think for ourselves. A flock led
by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
We need to heed the call from within
that says “Enough!! Enough Already.”
We must start this new year with renewed determination
to save our nation from corruption, and daily disruption
that we might breath again, agree again, rise again.
Make our words count. Make our voices heard.
Rise up! Work together! Be the change!
©Ginny Brannan 2018