Saturday, January 28, 2017
AN IMAGINATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Unlike my other blog posts, this one has made me unsure as to whether or not to actually post this to my blog. The reason... this poem is just my opinion and I know many don’t share it. I also know that our new President has only been in office a few days and we’ll have to see what happens in the days to come.
So, that being said, I hope those who don’t share my opinion will read this one, if only for its poetic value. This was written before the inauguration and echoes the opinion of many people. If nothing else, this may give you an idea of how those who opposed Trump are feeling. Please keep an open mind. This may not be your perspective but it is another viewpoint.
By Patty Lynn
Please, wake me up, I’m dreaming, I’m having a bad dream,
Or better put, a nightmare and, O, how real it seemed.
The whole thing really bothered me, I’ll tell you what I dreamt,
It surely was upsetting, for hours I have spent…
Imagining this billionaire, an ego maniac,
A guy who cheated, lied and stole, for sure no Brainiac,
This guy, he was elected to be our President.
He’d never held an office, yet he would represent…
Our country and its people, would run the whole shebang.
I knew that couldn’t happen, and yet I felt a pang…
Of such regret and worry that this catastrophe…
Was something of my doing, the guilt belonged to me.
Oh, thank you, I’m awake now and happy it's not real.
While I was dreaming I was scared, now so relieved I feel…
That such a weird and awful thing, it hasn’t taken place.
My body felt the ill effects, you should have seen my face!
What’s that, you say it happened, that is the way it is?
This guy has been elected, our country’s really his…
To run and govern solely, a guy who’s life has been
One deal after another, who could have chosen him…
To be our nation’s president, a man we look up to,
This selfish, multi-billionaire, this really can’t be true!
And here I thought I dreamt it, my nightmare, it was real?
I’m really flabbergasted, I don’t know how to feel,
I guess I’ll have to wrap my mind around this revelation,
Though simply just the thought of it brings total devastation!
You’re telling me the voting showed he carried the majority?
How could this man, this charlatan, have all of this authority?
I know, I know, it’s over now, no need to hash it out,
And yet I’m filled with so much rage, I wish that I could shout,
“It isn’t true, it’s just a dream, a nightmare, that’s for sure.”
I pray that God will help us all and He’ll provide the cure.