Live and In Color

Every day the bleeding away 
Of the nation we once were, 
Compromised and pulverized
Analyzed and televised 
in full color for all the world to see.

What happened to human kindness?
What happened to love another?
What happened to common decency?
What happened to the right for all to live free?

People killed for religious beliefs 
or the different color of their skin,
Innocent children with fertile minds
shot down in front of their friends.

And as we look on in shock at the horror 
unfolding before us every single day,
The hate and violence grows ever stronger
fed by a devious malevolent man 
sitting in the highest office of the land
whose rhetoric is the epitome 
of stochastic terrorism.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: and her Amazon Author Page

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