A Quiet Foe Is A Dangerous One

For Creativity Challenge Day 38:  Relief


 A Quiet Foe Is A Dangerous One

What would relief look like
today? A smile, a kind word,
instead of the anger and hatred.

We are divided, standing toe
to toe, hands clenched in fists,
twisted lips spewing filth

at one another.

This is not who we are, nor
who we want to be, and yet
we continue to squabble.

While the Orange man keeps
stirring the pot with one hand,
counting his money with the other,

and laughing at all of us.

We are playing his game
and he is winning. Always
upping the ante on fear.

Let us, instead, quiet ourselves,
turn our backs on him, breathe
deeply, smile at one another, while

remaining absolutely silent.

Elizabeth Crawford 12/28/2016




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4 Responses to A Quiet Foe Is A Dangerous One

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes. I have been doing just this. Not watching the news, not listening to what he spews, turning to friends, to nature, to quiet pursuits. I feel less angst. The pot he is stirring is not who we are at all.


  2. I am not a vegetable in that stew! Good one, Elizabeth.


  3. This is very good, Elizabeth. Real food for thought.


  4. mhmp77 says:


    We are playing his game
    and he is winning. Always
    upping the ante on fear.

    That is the fault or the weakness of many who are helpless!



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