We the people built the wall You can look left You can look right
But we the people Yes WE THE PEOPLE Built the wall
He didn’t She didn’t We all did We All Wall (“e” dropped)
The battlefield is one we meant to use in case of war with the enemy When did the Enemy become one of our own? Or an entire group?
When did the Enemy become the media? The press? When did it become Trump supporters? Or Trump himself? When did the Enemy become those who dislike Trump? Or those who are politically liberal?
I believe we the people created the Enemy As philosophical as that sounds We, the people, did it
We the people touted diversity like the ticket to tranquility Placing our bets that this warm embrace of peoples Religions Backgrounds Would be a true gift for all people Rich or poor Christian or Jew
Here is the truth of the matter The pursuit of diversity Of creating a mural of the American people Was superficial It was not carried out to its full potential
We became frightened Untrusting of others And so we unknowingly Yet willingly Began to build walls
It’s quiet Then there’s a hurricane A mass shooting An election
And suddenly you look and see a black man Or a black woman Or maybe a younger black boy Or black girl Standing behind their call to action of support for the Black Lives Matter movement
And for several months it Is everyone’s story But then it is not And people White Black Any color Feels disappointment And the belief that walls will just keep growing taller
Because there is hate There is a form of social paranoia that emerges Which means more walls
An angel appears in the midst of the havoc The grief Under a night sky lit by vigil candlelight of yet another unfortunate event that stole the lives of our brothers and sisters Saying that God did not mean for us to build walls and live behind them
So one day A family makes a vow to spread kindness and love to their neighbors The family comes together in unity They keep the pieces of their individual walls But now lay them down at their feet As a way of getting somewhere That way leads to their neighbor’s house
They reach out and take the hand of the hurting No matter what color that hand is No matter their beliefs No matter what political wing they favor
It takes two wings for an eagle to fly Left and right An eagle with one wing would likely get exhausted As many feel today
The neighbors receive kindness And then they act The walls come tumbling down They do good regardless of the Enemy’s hatred of good We the people can all agree There is an Enemy That we can be sure And as we lie in confusion over who or what the Enemy is We the people are all suffering From all sides
As more and more people say one more kind word And we the people find places Music for the spirit Food for the soul That always has been And always will be Ours to share and appreciate
It is then we look left and right without a wall in sight They did not disappear For the walls simply laid down boards Displaying the human nature of us all As we We the people Stand on one unshakable Indivisible bridge
That welcomes liberty and justice for all That always has been And always will be A gift for we the people
I know this is a lengthy entry. Please read in it's entirety if possible. I hope in this time of trial and confusion this can bring some hope as one people. Join me in engaging in more kindness. Thank you!
I made it. I’m here. My inclination is satisfied. I am welcomed by the fire ants that now cloak the overgrown grass. A smile greets me from the daisies planted by the Alabama sunshine itself. A loved filled “Welcome Back!”, is said to me from far beyond, from the fresh, sweet corn in the rear near my uncle’s old property line. A sharp wind suddenly, steals my lungs true love and I am carried deep into a memory I had hoped to keep. This land, hidden by the red-dirt road in the backwoods of Bay Minette is my safe haven when the world has gone to hell. “This is why I came”, I say to myself before leaving. This is where I escape the world and I am free to live in memories.
late one November day a dog eared page from another chapter came alive while crisp leaves swirled and twirled love burst in unannounced so amazed illuminated fascinated intrigued complex simple the short list fulfilled can't catch my breath afraid brave alive pleased impatient out of my hands , into my very core- Welcome.
After Thanksgiving 2007 , the man who helped me find a new chapter in my life appeared . We went to high school together and knew each other somewhat.I had been alone and recovering from my loss for over 5 years at that point.I was ready to start looking. Love has lived with us for over 6 years now .