Thursday, September 24, 2020

OPTIMISTS ARISE!

Meeting the Bar, and Grace challenges us
 to write protest poetry. Pandemics, natural 
disasters, lying politicians and protests are 
difficult times for a hopeless optimist. I seek 
release in verbal nonsense! 
Submitted to dVerse 
September 24,2020 
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LOST

ON OBSIDIAN

PATHWAYS

SEEKING 

RESPITE FROM

SKULLS AND SANGUINICITY

IT’S ALL SO

OPEROSE

AND SISYPHEAN


BEGONE

THOU DEMONS OF DESPONDENCY!

BRING ON EUPHORIA, I SAY


UBIQUITUOUSLY 

24 comments:

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    1. !! My way or protesting the constant stream of negativity we're fed by media daily. Heaven forbid they report on the numberless gestures of kindness that go unnoticed. Sorry if it left you speechless!! lol

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  2. Euphoria... we need a lot of that

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    1. Oh Bjorn, there's so much to protest, it's sometimes suffocating and I find myself drowning in it all. I fear I responded with sarcasm, wondering if we'll ever see euphoria again!

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  3. We continue to fight the demons of despondency... yes!

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  4. It's true, there's not much to be hopeful about. On the other hand, if we do nothing about anything, we can't expect it to get better. Problem is, where do you start?

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    1. My start is to be humble and kind to those I meet, do what I can to protect the environment, vote for leaders who make wise decisions and engender patriotism and inclusivity, not hate and divisiveness; and refuse to allow the media to fill my head with every ugly act, never reporting on the positive ones.

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  5. It's called living near a river in Egypt. It's a nice place to visit from time to time. As John Lennon sings, "Whatever gets you through the night."

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    1. I don't know about Egypt, and I just learned there's a film titled "Euphoria" about teenagers, I used it in its simplest meaning of happiness, wishing we can wrest some moments of happiness protesting the bad news our media feeds us daily.

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  6. Bring it on. I hate the negativity in the news and social media too. But like you, in my own way, I share kindness whenever I can. Have a good day Bev.

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  7. I’m howling with laughter here!! Bravo!!

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  8. Very well done! and I agree we need much more positivity in our news instead of constant fearmongering! Time for euphoria!!

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  9. Laughing here too. Bring on euphoria - immediately please, forthwith and without further ado.

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  10. It is easy to sink into despondency in the current climate, but if we all do that then nobody will make it through. You make a good point about staying positive and protesting against our inner negativity of spirit - I need to remember this at times!

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  11. Oh yes, Bev! I am tired of pushing a boulder up obsidian pathways. I got a little respite and a dose of euphoria yesterday when I heard about my poems being accepted. 😉 We all need euphoria rather than hysteria.

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    1. Congrats on the good news, Kim. Well deserved. You've very talented.

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  12. It's keeping a balance, i think - enjoying the moment and the small things, but still fighting the battles that neeed to be fought.

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    1. So hard to enjoy the small things when the media persists in inundating us with calamity and despair.

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  13. Oh. To have euphoria! Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. I needed a couple more words. I love it!

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  14. BEGONE
    THOU DEMONS OF DESPONDENCY!
    BRING ON EUPHORIA, I SAY
    UBIQUITUOUSLY

    There is no place for despondence. There are things to be done. Rightly so Bev!

    Hank

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