ALL IN THE SAME BOAT (Or, “Idyllic,” a Sonnet for Political Sanity)
by Marie Elena
When I consider all, from left to right,
I find myself smack dab in center’s eye.
But I am now okay with that, despite
The pressures of a partisan outcry.
Those right of me say I should think as they,
And fault me for the way I lean more left.
While to my left are those who stand dismayed
That I am not (in their minds) more “progressed.”
Yet are we not one vessel, stern to bow?
We need to row as one, or we will sink!
And so let’s work together to learn how
Our center, left, and right can interlink.
Let’s turn off the contemptuous hate speech,
And focus on the positives of each.
© Marie Elena Good, 2019
Oh Marie, how true and how I can relate so to this stance.
Thank you Damon. And It doesn’t surprise me that we think alike.
Brilliant thoughts that needs to spread across the world.
Misk and Nurit, you are two of the finest poets I know. Your comments have completely made my day, and are such an encouragement to me. Thank you both so much!
Gifted poet, you! 👏
Awww! *blushblush* That means a great deal, coming from you. ❤
I am in awe!
Oh my. That means a great deal to me, coming from you! Wow …