• lenten journal: politics

    by  • March 18, 2016 • america, lenten journal, poetry • 4 Comments

    here in america

    we yell at each other as though
    anger were a pre-existing condition,
    and diatribe an anagram of democracy;

    but screaming doesn’t make it so:
    louder and truer are not synonyms—
    the same goes for rich and smart.

    the word becomes flesh
    the light shines in the darkness
    and the shouting cannot put it out.



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    4 Responses to lenten journal: politics

    1. Carol Voigts
      March 19, 2016 at 12:47 am

      I love this one! Esp. “Louder doesn’t make it so.”

    2. Maggie Dolbow
      March 19, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I am printing this one out to put next to the television.

    3. Phyllis
      March 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

      Brought a quiet smile to my face this morning.

    4. Jeff no the other one
      March 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      “Only love can conquer hate.”

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