Thursday, September 17, 2020

Why We Need Poetry

The orange-haired Emperor,

his bullies

and henchmen

terrorize the world 

every day, 

 

which is why

every day

 

we need

 

a little poem

of kindness,

 

a small song

of peace,

 

a brief moment

of joy. 

           

  -David Budbill

 

Note: Budbill wrote this poem during the Bush administration and referred to him as the Emperor. The updated “orange-haired” version is my addition. 

 

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