Respect for Dignity

Written for:  Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge - Day 27

 "For today’s prompt, write a what's next poem. Do you see hope and optimism? Are you only able to see doom and dismay? Or is it possible you can see a mix? Whatever the future means to you, write what's next in your poem."

 Twenty-Twenty has been a miserable year
 All our lives upside down by end of March
 Political climate increased our fears,
 trickling information left us parched.

 With mixed messages we had to make a choice–
 wear masks and practice social distancing.
 Finally people were giving voice
 to Black Lives Matter, countless deaths for nothing.

 A new year is upon us; what to hope for?
 End to a killer virus, more openness.
 May businesses and health be restored.
 May we reunite in pleasantness.

 Respect for other's views is the key
 to regain our country's dignity.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Respect for Dignity

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Very true, Sara.


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