Broken

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I am one of those who stands amazed at how good we Americans are at hating each other. (An article I read in Tablet Magazine sums it up pretty well.) We aren’t completely broken as a nation, but we’re getting there — and fast, thanks to the usual suspects who stand to profit from our wounds.

Doomed with seeds of death
Larvae in the heart of the nation
Infecting as we feed
Tenacious in our sanctimony
Pauciloquent in offering peace
Grandiloquent in stirring discord
Blind worms blindly devouring
Hope, love, understanding,
Inflicting pain in a fractured society
Never as fervent for another’s dignity
As for ourselves, trampling harmony
Freedom to disagree without fear
Never overcoming what we are
Broken by prideful venom
At the core of every human heart.

“Avoid going entirely tree-blind,” writes the author of the article above. “Make a friend and don’t talk politics with them. Do things that generate love and attention from three people you actually know instead of hundreds you don’t.”

#WWP (73 words, "tenacious"); #WOTD ("pauciloquent")

9 thoughts on “Broken”

    1. Yes, me too. It depends on who’s looking: for the “victors” yes, the “defeated” no, — and no one big enough to find the middle path when it’s politicians and media/tech moguls in charge.

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    1. There has never been a day when the world has not been in need of it, has there? But we feel it now in the faces of our neighbors and friends, now more than ever. Thank you, dear Rochelle.

      Aleichem shalom . . . like precious oil flowing down the head and beard of Aaron,

      Dora

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