I Protest

I Protest

Paralyzed
Thoughts scrambled
in a head
heavy with fog
This cannot be happening
The death of democracy
is staring me
square in the eyes
Liberty and freedom
snatched from
the arms that
lifted those
too weary
too poor
too hungry
Our pride in country
squashed
stolen
The dumbing down
of a nation
willingly following
a pied piper
like blind fools
A cheap trickster
lining his pockets
from the coffers
of society
I am frozen
in time
watching helplessly
as a fascist
robs us of democracy
while spitting on 
our constitution
I protest
I protest
I protest
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and she has prompted us with Protest Poetry

  31 comments for “I Protest

  1. September 24, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree. But, I just believe that young people will not let it happen. There has to be Republicans with conscience and love of country.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 8:54 pm

      Yes Regina, I keep hoping that those conservatives will find the strength to stand up and say “enough” but unfortunately I don’t think they will. 😑

  2. September 24, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    I feel really sad watching the news. This part is really painful:

    The dumbing down
    of a nation

    Please vote him out of the office!!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Yes Grace they have very slowly and successfully deconstructed the administrative state piece by piece. Call the press fake news, create conspiracy theories so people will believe them and then tell them that only you can save them. We are watching the birth of fascism in America. Who would have thought that was possible?

  3. September 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    You echo the cry of many these days!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm

      I am so worried Dwight. How will it end? I want to go down a rabbit hole and peek out after January 20 and see what happened 😕

      • September 24, 2020 at 10:16 pm

        But, isn’t this the way each side feels at each major election!

      • Christine Bolton
        September 24, 2020 at 10:52 pm

        No, never like this. This time I am fearful for the outcome.

  4. Patricia
    September 24, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Your words are powerful

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Patricia. Sadly it is already like this. I am hoping for a miracle.

  5. Sue
    September 24, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Preach Sista!!! We must persist and vote on November 3rd 🇺🇸

    • Christine Bolton
      September 24, 2020 at 10:49 pm

      Persist indeed Sue ☺️💕

  6. September 24, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I pray it a change happens in November.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Yes that’s about all we can do, and of course vote 😕

  7. September 25, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Powerful message Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 8:44 am

      Thanks Sadje 🥰

      • September 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

        You’re welcome

  8. September 25, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Perfectly poetic and apropos. He is a pied piper who has somehow mesmerized 40% of the people to willingly follow him right into oblivion.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 8:45 am

      Thanks so much Fandango ☺️

  9. September 25, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I hear you! If ever was a time for protest, it is now. What’s happening in your country is truly frightening for the whole world. May it reach a peaceful and positive conclusion. I love the photo you’ve used here, too!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Ingrid. Yes it is very scary and we feel so helpless. My husband suggested that poster. He remembered it from the 60s. Dylan and Baez ☺️ It was perfect. I hope what we all fear most never happens.

  10. September 25, 2020 at 5:58 am

    Powerful words, Christine! I too am fearful of what will happen. It could indeed be the ‘death of democracy’ following the ‘dumbing down of a nation’, which came as no surprise to those who did not vote for T**** – I’m sick of typing his name! A cheap trickster indeed.

  11. Christine Bolton
    September 25, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Thanks Kim. I can’t bear saying his name either so I use Captain Bone Spurs and Idiot in Chief! Who would ever have thought we would. Call the President of the USA such names? We have less than 40 days to the election and each one will be more painful until our nightmare is over. The sanity of the world is at stake. Gosh that sounds so dramatic but sadly true 😧

  12. Beverly Crawford
    September 25, 2020 at 11:04 am

    AMEN!! My absentee ballot has arrived. I can vote my protest, and hope and pray there are enough of us to do so.

  13. September 25, 2020 at 11:06 am

    “A cheap trickster” – Indeed.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Yes he is ☺️

  14. sanaarizvi
    September 25, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    This is so heartfelt! I sincerely hope and pray for a change to occur soon 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      September 25, 2020 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Sanaa 🥰 We hope for that too

  15. September 27, 2020 at 11:20 am

    and from a man that cries for law and order this especially chilling. I wonder if we will see his militia march before this is over.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2020 at 12:36 pm

      Oh I hope not Bjorn, but with this man you never know. It’s very chilling.

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