There is a fascinating essay on an obscure unethical website, titled Online Community Dynamics. I keep thinking about it. It inspires today’s poem.
people being people
people being people
they are often scared huddle in groups it’s safest if a leader identifies an enemy so that everyone can come together in hate
tells the group who to hate and why whether it is true or not
I started out writing
under the title mean stupid people
but that isn’t right
and anyhow I’d rather find a way to forgive again and again and again
so I started again
with the title people being people
maybe we will mature as a species
who do you hate?
now look in the mirror
who have you forgiven
7 sins and friends, abandoned, adverse childhood experiences, aging, angel, angels, anger, Beloved, death, death is part of life, grief, loss, love, people, rural doctor, Stages of grief
backstab, forgiveness, gossip, grief, liars, mean, mean people, obscure website, Online Community Dynamics, people, poem, rumor, sorrow, triangulation, word, words
For the Ragtime Daily Prompt:
Singular lingular lobe of the lung infective invective now what’s to be done? rolling and trolling and speaking in tongues vote heath here not wealth here until healing comes
Look at this pair of eagles flying in tandem, together. Maybe they don’t agree with each other about everything. They are both individuals. But they fly together. A symbol for our country?
Beloved, hike, joy, love, photography, teamwork, wordplay, words
bald eagle, flight, hope, lingular, pair, poetry, Ragtag Daily Prompt, RDP, wordplay, words
Normal chaos, 2010.
For the Daily Prompt:
Unstaged, messy, daily life is wrinkled and joyous and unpredictable.
Beloved, cat, family, love, music, photography, rural doctor
cat, Daily Prompt, duck, family, home, music, violin, words, wrinkle
For photrablogger’s Mundane Monday #149:
angels, art, consciousness, dreams, photography, rural doctor, transformation
book, journal, Mundane Monday, out, photrablogger, words, write
Taken summer 2015 camping.
ocean, photography, rural doctor, sail, water, Wooden boats
Fort Flagler, Light, photography, Washington State, water, wordless wednesday, words
Ronovan writes weekly haiku prompt: the words are think and fresh.
think fresh: oranges, tea
think of lettuce, roses, peas
think boys, fresh words, glee
The photograph is of one of my mother’s watercolors: Helen Burling Ottaway. We have another Mother Daughter Art Show going up for the month of June and July. I am cleaning, framing, pricing and getting ready….