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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