Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Kein Kristallnacht Hier Bei US: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 20, 2017

If you have* scapegoats,/
you can abdicate what you’re /
responsible for.
*When you use scapegoats,

An Open “Now What?” Letter About The Election Results

November 10, 2016

Here’s an open letter to those who are shocked, saddened, angry and scared at the 2016 Presidential Election results.
Dear friends (and future friends):
I voted for Trump.
You are upset.
While I can’t pretend to have the same feelings you have, or to empathize with your fears and concerns, I recognize that you feel those feelings deeply, and I can offer you this:
What do you want me to do now?
What can I do that will make you feel included, loved, cared for, that will make you feel better?

I’m earnestly asking, because I honestly care and love you. Because I want to help. Because I want to make a difference. Many of us want to make a difference.
So … please respond and let me know what you want to do NOW.

P.S.By the way: “Go F* yourself”, “Go kill yourself”, or “Move to Canada” are not helpful answers.


What I Can Do About The Death of 2 NYPD Police Officers – 2: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 27, 2014

I’ll support, sustain/
and respect those who try to/
protect and defend.

On The Death Of 2 NYPD Officers-1: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 27, 2014

Maybe today is/
the day we stop hating cops/
and give them respect.

Making The Right Choice: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse

December 24, 2014

I watched Santa go into/
a gas station Christmas Eve.
I wanted to say hello,/
because I know him!

Just then,
a police car
pulled up.
I turned off my radio,
went to the policeman,
shook his hand,
and told him “Thank you.”

“You’ve had a tough few weeks,
with the protests,
the assassinations in New York City,
the hate against the police.”

Choking back tears,
I said:
“I want you to know:
You are supported.
We stand with you.
You are not alone.
Merry Christmas.”

“It has been tough”
the tough cop said.
“We’ve been taking
quite a beating.
We appreciate your support.
Thank you.
Merry Christmas!”

I never saw Santa,
but as I waved to the cop
and drove away,
I knew I’d made
the right choice.