in a head
heavy with fog
This cannot be happening
The death of democracy
is staring me
square in the eyes
Liberty and freedom
the arms that
Our pride in country
The dumbing down
of a nation
a pied piper
like blind fools
A cheap trickster
lining his pockets
from the coffers
I am frozen
as a fascist
robs us of democracy
while spitting on
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Grace is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and she has prompted us with Protest Poetry
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.
Oh I hope not Bjorn, but with this man you never know. It’s very chilling.
This is so heartfelt! I sincerely hope and pray for a change to occur soon 💝💝
Thank you Sanaa 🥰 We hope for that too
“A cheap trickster” – Indeed.
Yes he is ☺️
AMEN!! My absentee ballot has arrived. I can vote my protest, and hope and pray there are enough of us to do so.
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 😧
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.
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!
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.
Perfectly poetic and apropos. He is a pied piper who has somehow mesmerized 40% of the people to willingly follow him right into oblivion.
Thanks so much Fandango ☺️
Powerful message Christine
Thanks Sadje 🥰
I pray it a change happens in November.
Yes that’s about all we can do, and of course vote 😕
Preach Sista!!! We must persist and vote on November 3rd 🇺🇸
Persist indeed Sue ☺️💕
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Your words are powerful
Thanks Patricia. Sadly it is already like this. I am hoping for a miracle.
You echo the cry of many these days!
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 😕
But, isn’t this the way each side feels at each major election!
No, never like this. This time I am fearful for the outcome.
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!!!!
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?
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.
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. 😑