Oh, These Wires We Place

The full text of President Obama”s Remarks at Vigil
and full video from New York Times:
Link is directly below this statement —
Vigil at Newtown, CT — President Obama’s Remarks

Posted with @dVersePoets & @NewWorldCreativeUnion
For this Tuesday’s open Pub #OpenLinkNight

One bell rings
Where angels wept
Shoulder to shoulder
We came together
To show no fear
By Joan Barrett Roberts

I pick up
and easily throw
upon my shoulders
a long white jacket of
patchwork squares
built from bendable wires

Just enough to slip on
over my coat ~
I imagine my plight

I freely
put on this ~ metal jacket
I was left with
no way out

but now I find
it only opens one-way
has no key
no escape
I am locked here
inside this ~ my gated life

I am suppose to
this mountain climb
by just daily living
and fighting the good fight

In this system
where lies and misinformation
shadow box each other
for the prime spot
in our nation’s news

Oh ~ these wires we place
with unhinged malice
escaping any willing action

Now if only now
hearing the calls of our children
somehow shouldn’t we agree ~

To dare to imagine

a different path



and at the same time




10 thoughts on “Oh, These Wires We Place”

  1. Thank you Ginny for visiting my blog & taking the extra time to leave your response. So sorry that this has happened ~ a tragedy that should not ever happen! I pray that Congress finally again bans semi-automatic & automatic war guns & large magazine clips. If I had my way I would regulate the bullets!!


  2. Jacquie my friend thank you so much for your kind words. I too hope we finally take action to make changes in our Marion's laws. I'm hopeful that the feeling & talk will take us on a real new path not just one if empty verbage! A CALL TO ACTION
    Now you got me going ~ lol thanks again Jacquie!!


  3. At a time when we are numbed by this tragic event, your beautiful and thoughtful poem, pulls us out of our dejection to once more hope for a more rightful change of direction and hope. Thank u so much for sharding your thoughts in this sensitive and so well crafted piece!


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