What is wrong with you?
You don’t listen to the whole opinion before you declare it wrong:
A stomp on your rights.
A disgrace to our forefathers.
Closed to compromise and blind
To your own rhinoceros hide.
If you are so committed to your view,
What are you doing to help it come true?
What is wrong with them?
They are supposed to be representing us to the ersatz leader
In the Big White Building.
Huge conference rooms set aside for compromise and action
Plates of donuts and stale coffee
Aides and press and soundbites
But no change.
If they are really there to serve the public,
Why don’t they translate our anger into action?
What is wrong with us?
We are outraged on social media
Screaming at our inflexible friends who won’t hear compromise.
We post news articles and memes and
Send up thoughts and prayers for victims and families.
Crying as we hunch over our laptops.
Wishing things were different.
If we are so horrified at the atrocity
At the deaths,
Why aren’t we more involved in life?
What is wrong with me?
All these years of wanting to see change.
But work and weedlings and life took so much time
That i felt i had none to offer.
Now in my silver years, that is no longer an excuse.
I am intent on making change
In myself, to start
And have put in some effort to get involved.
I can’t do everything
But i can do something.
If i knew it was this important to give even a little,
Why has it taken me so long?