a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, October 11, 2015

All Is Well?



A past summer day
of fireflies apples and daisies
does not cover
the fallen stars of our nation

Some wear many bracelets
but dedicated to none
we swirl and twist our causes
careful to keep them secret

While we still refuse
to remove the glasses
those rose colored glasses
that erroneously confirm
All is well




25 comments:

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Well done, Gail. I really like this poem. I believe you nailed this one quite well.

Debbie said...

awwwwww, i hope not. i hope we are all aware, dedicated, vigilant!!

your poem is well written, beautiful in fact BUT i want to believe that we are united and on 9/11, we took off our rose colored glasses!!!

Amber said...

I have to agree here, there are a lot of very very troubling things happening and a lot of denial as well. Powerful piece!

mindlovemisery

Sumana Roy said...

"those rose colored glasses
that erroneously confirm
All is well".......so true..

brudberg said...

Rose colored glasses might be as damaging as war itself... many things are happening that we refuse to hear..

georgeplace2013 said...

Serious, solid stuff here, Gail. Well done.

Sandra said...

absolutely true, my rose colored glasses were broken years ago.

Donna said...

So very well said!

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http://www.livingfromhappiness.com

Spectra Ghostseeker said...

This is truth. Sometimes we want to believe so much that things are getting better that we continue to blind ourselves to the reality of the things that are still so wrong.

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Mary said...

Yes, those rose-colored glasses can, unfortunately, sometimes hide the truth.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

We have a whole continent wearing those glasses, my friend. I love this poem. You nailed it.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so true.. a lot of people just don't want to see the truth.

Susan said...

Here's a poem with bite! Even those of us who are activists spread ourselves too thin.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Ah, those rose-coloured glasses. They hide the truth but it doesn't make it go away.

Truedessa said...

For change to take place the glasses have to be removed so one can see the full picture.

Hayes Spencer said...

Powerful poem without being strident or preachy. Excellent work. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

Lynne said...

Very good . . . not sure about the rose colored glasses. I want to believe it isn't so . . .

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It is sad to be disillusioned in one's home and representatives.

Susan Anderson said...

Yep, I think you got this one just right.

More's the pity.

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Georgia Koch said...

How we love our rose coloured glasses ...

Jae Rose said...

Those fireflies apples and daisies are so redolent.. i think all is well often means quite the contrary!

Jae Rose said...

Those fireflies apples and daisies are so redolent.. i think all is well often means quite the contrary!

Nataša Dolenc said...

mhm, sometimes it's hard to take those glasses off, but eventually they do.

humbird said...

Interesting mix and some truth uncovered...remember my piano student with multiple bracelets refused to take them off as they meant some friendship promises....

G L Meisner said...

The mix of what we do and what we say, the hiding of who we are.

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