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The ultimate count down – 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1- November 3rd!


We have come a long way folks. We are still fighting this deadly virus and World Pandemic. 230,000 people are DEAD! They were our fellow Americans. I do not care if they were American born, foreign born, rich, poor, White, Black, Yellow or if they were Democrats, Republicans or Independents. I don’t even care if they were Atheists, or Agnostics. They were human beings. They could not breathe a peaceful last breath because the virus would not let them breathe on their own. They did not have the strength to even say goodbye to a loved one. In many cases it was the beeping of the ventilator machine that announced their lonely transition. I am painting a grim and dark picture here because some people just need to wake up to the reality that if we do not cooperate and help each other stay safe, there is a possibility (hope not) that one hundred more human beings will die as many more are infected!

The ones who survive will more than likely not have long lasting side effects but many will continue to suffer. Reports from real people say they will have lung, heart and other vital organs affected for possibly the rest of their lives. This is like having another type of cancerous cell in your body. Post-COVID patients will be at risk of being labeled as having pre-existing illnesses that may not be covered by health insurance. They may have trouble getting insured or may see higher premiums and copays to deal with. 

The countdown must be shouted at the top of our lungs. We must do what is right for all the people. We must continue to listen to the experts and scientists. You know – the ones with the higher educational degrees that certify that they actually have the knowledge and experience to tell us the truth and to develop the right protocols, medicines, vaccines and effective measures to combat the virus. It has not gone away. 

My family is facing a difficult moment right now. And although it is not COVID related, I cannot bear the thought that anyone in my extended family might have to suffer from COVID because they have an underlying disease.

I will not rest peacefully until we conquer this viral disease. I will not rest peacefully until we rid ourselves of the deceitful, misleading, and dangerous misinformation that flows from the House of the People. Our democracy, freedom of speech, and civil rights are at stake right now. We need to revert back to the respectful discourse, honesty, and to the values we have cherished since the birth of our free nation. Many brave men and women died to preserve our Constitutions and the laws that protect us. 

Some of you may not agree with my stance but this is the beauty of a democracy. We can disagree. But we must also accept the truth. The Constitution, our Bill of Rights and Liberties must not be trampled or tarnished. Empires and very powerful countries fall when the people get too complacent and allow corrupt leaders to dictate bigotry and hate. This is not the American way. I learned this from my sixth grade teacher. We must work together for the good of all. I beg you. We must work together.

I listened to this song this morning as I witnessed the audacity and determination of a long line of voters waiting to cast their vote early. They started dancing in place to make their long wait a little more bearable. So to end on a high note I want to share this classic. I will be doing the same in my living room when the results come in and tell us we have won our nation back. Stay safe, and God bless America!

We will win and celebrate!

Another Found Poem – The Memory of a Pandemic by Melba Christie


Below are the attributions that inspired my found poem. Stay safe.

 

The memory haunts sometimes

like a ferris wheel

out of control.

But we hold

onto it.

Her brush ignites

her creative spirit

and a Pandemic painting emerges

on a forgotten canvas.

It becomes a message for the future generations

when they learn

his LIES and TREACHERY

created so much uncertainty

That even the lightkeeper

did not know when to shine on.

No one knew

when and where shadows hid

so many mourners and the sad dead.

Who will know for sure

if there

is a reckoning coming.

Deep inside each heart the true answer dwells

and the last tear will be shed.

Attributions

The Paris Review

Pat Cagan

Method Two Madness

Donna from My OBT

Robert Okaii

Charles Lindholm

Frederic G M Words in the Light

 

 

Today more than ever


Today more than ever

Love and human kindness

must win.

 

Trees begin

to drop their leaves

on sacred grounds

yet they still stand tall

hopeful for the spring

to bring

blooms to feast our eyes.

 

Life’s cycle remains in tack that way

though there is nothing more we can say

to the loved ones

who will still be in mourning.

Prayers sometimes never fill

the emptiness and the void.

Death can never be proud now;

too many hearts beat softly in

great pain

just like the drummer

who knows the refrain.

 

Life marches on

and as we learn to look beyond

the strife, the grief

the disbelief,

the miserable isms that

have consumed our souls,

Our oneness will and must shine through

brighter than the morning sun

and God’s night lights

will guide us

to a safe haven

where more than ever before

we will stand together.

Our oneness will shine through
tress begin to drop their leaves on sacred grounds
God’s night lights will guide us