My Heart is Broken, My Mind and Emotions Rage

I have lost count. The number of dead is staggering: infants, children, young people in the prime of life, parents, lovers, teachers, nurses, doctors, the homeless and alone, students reaching for a dream, caretakers looking after their charges, the well-heeled and the down and out, athletes, librarians, reporters, food service workers, firefighters, vacationers, security guards, truck drivers, gardeners…. The list is unbelievably long and cuts across the thread bare social fabric of our country.

It’s against this backdrop of horror, waste and violence that the podium of political discourse and megaphones of media opinion spew out delusional rhetoric of grotesque hate, abstract warnings of divisive fear and ill-conceived, imaginary threats to liberty in support of an agenda of insanely insatiable greed, in a quest for power by a sinister, twisted few.


About jackdetate

Married, 2 children, retired, enjoying unstructured time: "And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass." ~ Emily Dickinson
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