"Story Lady"

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

From My Friend Peggy James:

My Response to the Caller

I say to myself: "Go on, cry. What's the sense
of being an adult and having no voice? Cry out!
See who will answer! This is Call and Answer!"
~ Robert Bly

If there is to be a revolution
it must be with voices and votes
not stones nor rockets.

There must be hand holding
and lines drawn
and the repeated phrase, "enough is enough".

There must be people who care to rise
up off the slant of their recliners
and the strength to turn off trash.

We have it easy in this land of brave
couch soldiers. We've had it easy
with fast fries and microwaves.

Our brains fed full on fast news.
Our wills dying daily on this diet.
It is time to rise. It is time to rise.

If there is to be an evolution
it must be with voices and votes
not stones nor rockets.

We must raise a racket of peace.
Repeat, "enough is enough"!
Rise.

~Peggy James



1 comment:

TexWisGirl said...

love this stanza: There must be people who care to rise
up off the slant of their recliners
and the strength to turn off trash.