Friday, July 8, 2016

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Good morning.
Bad things happened in the world
While you were sleeping
As usual,
But this time it hit closer to home

I’m left here
Feeling hopeless, powerless
Because I can’t protect you
Never could
But now the big, bad world looms

Bares sharp teeth
And extends its razor claws
Videos, memes, likes, and shares
Not a match
Against ignorance and hate

Reason’s snuffed
By blasts of bullets and bombs
Sound bites, headlines, and rants
Let’s snuggle
A little longer before we face this day


- Theresa Milstein

23 comments:

  1. That's how I feel about my wife sometimes...

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  2. I feel like this every time I see the news. I don't understand why we can't all be kind to each other. I know that is simple minded, but man...I'm tired of people hurting others.

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    1. Sharon, I think it's a good reaction to be on the side of good.

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  3. I worry about all those serving in the police force with these psychos out there compromising the safety of our infrastructure. I guess I should call them anarchists, since what else could they be?

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    1. When I wrote this, it was a particularly sad time in our country. I hope we can do better.

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    2. Amen and seconded. Thank goodness the media has quit giving them attention.

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  4. Exactly how I feel after seeing the news. But I can never put it into words as beautifully as you did Theresa.

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  5. Powerful poem. We've had a lot of hard-hitting news lately.

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    1. Medeia, the violence never seems to stop. We need a shift in our thinking in this country.

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  6. I realize I've said this before, but...Theresa, you have a way with words. They paint pictures every human needs to consider. Thank you for sharing this with your followers. All the best, my dear.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Victoria. The best to you too.

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  7. This is so beautiful and moving! A perfect expression of all the fear and anger that's been in the world lately, and of how it feels when things get a little closer to home. May things soon get better.

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  8. Love the way you capture emotions in your poems, Theresa!

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  9. Powerful and so evocative. Thanks Theresa.

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  10. YES! Grab all the snuggles you can before facing Out There. (Thank heaven for In Here where, at least, we feel safe.)

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    1. Thanks, Sherry Blue Sky. Yes, we all need an In Here.

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