”We need a government as good as its people“
jimmy Carter, president
Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday released a statement on Wednesday describing himself and his wife as “pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks.”
Why it matters: All living American presidents have now officially weighed in on the civil unrest rattling the nation.
- Former President George Bush W. Bush released his statement on the ongoing protests Tuesday, saying it is “time for America to examine our tragic failures.”
- Former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday that Americans “need to see each other as equally deserving of life, liberty, respect, dignity, and the presumption of innocence,” and called on people to ask themselves a set of “hard questions.”
- Former President Obama said last week that events like George Floyd’s death “shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” and plans to…
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Senryu The sun is absent since you left your shadow Rendering darkness Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom ….” Pierre Berton
It Begins With Me We know the system is malignant, a menancing metastases whose symptoms are poverty and despair matched to a greyscale of colour, imprisoned in anger that rails agasinst the enormity of the evil that presses in on every side, and yet, the scaqle of it all is not beyond us, just a shift in thinking, a step forward, a word said right, it begins with me. ©Paul Vincent Cannon
Be sure to come enjoy this poem from Linda!!!
“Always be like a water. Float in the times of pain or dance like waves along the wind which touches its surface.”―Santosh Kalwar
When the waters rise I’ll go sailing
To the edge of this world
Finding my own little island
Somewhere beyond the horizon
I’ll swim in blue lagoon waters,
And gaze up into a sparkling sky
I’ll sleep in the arms of cool stars
Shimmering in an ebony night
And there I will live my life
Safely ensconced within
The fantasies of my mind
Where all is divine and kind
The Sunday Muse #112
Poets and Storytellers United: Writer’s Pantry #24
They share a secret.
A delicious, dirty, decadent secret.
It dances dangerously between them.
It is desperately dreamy with adoration.
It is dark with discipline, direction and dominance.
It is delicate, delightful and deep.
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant
Written some time ago – but aren’t there always secrets?
Art by Ibrahem Swaid
If I brought poetry to your exhale how would you breathe? If you brought poetry to my cooking how would it taste? If we brought poetry to our conversation what would we hear? Would we notice the moan of wind escaping our arguments, notice the water from our pipes is at a trickle, and our neighbors don’t stand in the front yard anymore hateful weeds encroaching upon our edible garden while voices overrun each other with lawn mower loudness? A muffled fear, like cotton balls in our ears falls free revealing the unison of our currents. If I lived poetry could I see the heart underneath your skin? Would you see me as a life as valuable as your own? © Alicia Grimshaw 2020 “Poetry, whether the writing itself is explicitly political or not, always seeks a better way to respond, to think, to live.” – E…
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