I've ranted and raved here before on various topics. Today's poem, obstensibly about a wildflower, is more about a lobbying group that thinks all politicians can be bought and that the American public is made up of the fearful and the ignorant. They take pride in America's #1 ranking in the world.
The horrific act of terrorism, which took place last week in South Carolina, left me feeling empty. What have we become?
The proliferation of guns is one aspect of the tragedy. Another is mental health. And the third, is a something that makes everyone uncomfortable--racism. Most people deal with it through denying it exists. The following turns denial on its head:
As individuals we must become aware of our language, our interactions, etc. Recognize that things we've done or said, however unintentional, may be perpetuating the problem of racism in America. We must strive to be a model for the younger generations. I found a link to a "toolkit" that may provide you with a place to start in thinking about racism and kids.
This week's Round-Up is being held at Carol's Corner. Last Friday, Carol posted a prayer poem by Maya Angelou, which, if granted, will make my post for today totally irrelevant. I welcome my irrelevance.