Friday, January 20, 2017
A Few Thoughts on Today's Inauguration
I mourn that what was once unacceptable
Now holds the highest office in our land.
I mourn an American course opposed to
I mourn for elections so broken
That we voted for one thing
And got the opposite.
I mourn for the loss of good things
For new good things that will never be.
I mourn for all the people
Whose lives will be diminished
When empty rhetoric
Takes the place of informed policy.
I mourn for air.
I mourn for water.
I mourn for earth.
I mourn for our globe.
I mourn for all of us:
Those who voted for this
Those who voted against this
Those who didn't bother to vote
Those too young to vote.
I mourn, but I will fight.
I will put my shoulder to the wheel.
I will join with my fellow Americans.
I will find my place.
I will find my voice.
I will keep trying to make
A better place for all of us.