Steps out of a closet,
Packs a suitcase,
And drives to Virginia.
Does not feel the need
To cover up with hoods or robes.
Marches in the light of day,
And illuminates the night
With torches and spotlights.
By “free speech”
And “take back what is ours.”
Hate, encouraged by anger,
By fear, by prejudice.
Hate, empowered by the silence
Of political leaders,
Of church leaders,
Of ordinary people
Rise up, voices of truth,
Voices of light,
Voices of courage.
18 thoughts on “Hate, Emboldened”
Thank you so much for this. I have felt devastated and demoralized since hearing of Trump’s press briefing today. I will hang on to this posting, and am grateful for it and you
Thank you. Holding all of our hearts gently, with love and hope.
Thanks, Beth, for the way you have “emboldened” us all over many years for love. Love Wins!
Love. ❤️ Thank you, my friend.
The words from an old Truth & Reconciliation Commission poster are still relevant………………………………..
“The Truth hurts….. Silence kills”.
Amen, my brother.
I can hear this as a folk tune in my head . . . it would be wonderful set to music. Thank you for finding an artistic way to express our fear and anger about this evil and the people it harms.
Oh, wow. Thank you, Victoria. Let me know if a tune emerges. I need to come see you soon. Blessings. ❤
Thank for his powerful poem. I pray we will stand up for truth and do what is right.
Thank you, my friend.
Powerful piece. Thank you for voicing what so many of us feel.
Thank you. Blessings
Perfect… and it would be great set to music!! God Bless us all!!!!
Thank you. That would be amazing.
Thank you for putting into words what I was unable to say through a cloud of grief and fear.
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Thank you Sharon. Love and blessings.
Oh Beth, this is so true and clear. Thank you.
Thank you, Roberta. Love. ❤️