Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I am so disgusted by the supreme court, by the right wing, by people like John McCain and his ludicrous suggestions regarding health care reform.

People like him have quite simply done everything they possibly could to undo and impede the work that President Obama and his team are trying to achieve. They are so corrupted and so dishonest; pointing the finger of blame at President Obama, when they are the ones who have prolonged this nightmare with every breath in their body.

It is like being held under water and allowed to breathe at the last possible second, and then being thrust back under the water again. It's their version of political water-boarding.

I have to think of something positive today. I have to think of something good, and find something of worth to send out into the maelstrom. So I send out my message of hope.


Baby girl lifted
From that
Awful
Rubble.
She is alive
As alive as she will
Ever be; baptized
Again
As
Bottled water is poured upon
Her head .
She blinks
And ducks
And drinks
As we catch our breaths in wonder.
She carries the weight of the thousands.

When there was no one left to look for her,
The world looked
For her, and in looking,
Found ourselves.



May God bless every one who loves and lives and cares for others.

8 comments:

c.c.-kathy said...

What a beautiful poem; I can see her baptism.

Thank you for the smile and good feelings your words bring.

sisterstation said...

Thank You. That was a very small clip I watched on cnn, this sweet baby girl being lifted up. I have since read that her name is Winnie.

c.c.-kathy said...

Winnie is such a pretty name.

Black Diaspora said...

"When there was no one left to look for her,
The world looked
For her, and in looking,
Found ourselves."
sisterstation

Just beautiful. We all need to find ourselves, and realize, in the finding, that we're all one.

When the Supreme Court is as corrupt as the other institutions that were put in place by our founding fathers to suppress the abuse of power, we, the people, may have to take severe measures to address this abuse.

There's much we can do short of a violent overthrow, but we can't let this recent S.C. ruling stand.

Our democracy hangs in the balance.

Please write more poetry. You have a talent for saying volumes with a few words and images.

sisterstation said...

Thank you so much, Black Diaspora.

It is very hard to overcome this sense of grief that I have with regard to our political situation, and with the spiritual mean-ness of some.

I can scarcely believe that there are some who would criticize our involvement in Haiti and begrudge the money that is being spent, yet never make a peep when it comes to money that is being spent on bombs.(or pork).

I am hoping that baby Winnie will become emblematic of the Haitian people's struggle to be reborn from the depths of that destruction.

I hope that we the people can find a way to recapture the hope and joy that we were feeling a year ago.

Pretty sad that I am sitting here simply feeling relieved that Joe Wilson and those of his ilk had the decency to keep their mouths shut last night!

Black Diaspora said...

"I am so disgusted by the supreme court, by the right wing, by people like John McCain and his ludicrous suggestions regarding health care reform."

Healthcare reform has a new life. The public option hasn't been fully abandoned: Several senators have signed on to a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to consider passing it, in some form, through reconciliation.

With enough public pressure, and a few more signatories, we might see a health insurance reform bill with a public option before the Summer.

Black Diaspora said...

It's been almost six months since last you blogged here.

I pray all is well. I looked for your email address, and, not finding one, I decided to leave this comment here, hoping that it'll be sent to your mail box.

I wanted you to know that you're missed, and that you're in my mind often.

It's good to know that you're out there, and from your heart could say these words:

May God bless every one who loves and lives and cares for others.

Black Diaspora said...

Merry Christmas, sisterstation.

You're missed!