It’s been quite a harried week in the U.S.of A. and around our small world. The events of Charlottesville haven’t left my mind–I’ve taken to my words and drawing to express my anguish at this atrocity, and my need for continued action to somehow right our path in this turmoil. But the anger is deep and righting these wrongs won’t happen overnight. This week this is my small contribution towards getting a word out for justice and against racism. I’m borrowing Poetry Friday for my bully pulpit, thanks for your ear.
Heavy hearts fill the world with your loss, but
Each Just choice you chose will multiply:
Always caring for others,
Taking action when faced with danger,
Holding high principles that benefit all,
Engage individuals holding contrasting views–
Righteous causes called you
Heather Heyer, we’ll hold your values high, and follow your
Example of choosing compassion over revenge,
Your refusing to accept racism, in
Every ugly mask it parades in, and we’ll forever favor your
©2017 Michelle Kogan
A Poem also seeking Freedom and Justice by Edna St. Vincent Millay. I picked up this copy of There Are No Islands, Any More, last year while at the Newberry Library’s book sale. Read the rest of her poem here- The New York Times
I think more poetry is in order this week, so be sure to stop by Kay McGriff’s blog A Journey through the Pages, for the Poetry Friday Roundup, where she’s also focused on the tragedy in Charlottesville. Thanks for hosting this week Kay! She has also offered us: A Five-Step Toolkit for Dealing with White Supremacists in the Age of Trump.