Bonnie Larson Staiger

View from up here (46.9 N Latitude). Poetry, musings, and an occasional blurt

Gentle Reader: My deep sorrow around today’s politics is that people are turning on each other. Even more disturbing is poets are turning on poets via elitist and invective posts that may be therapeutic for the writer and “red meat” for like-minded followers but ignore the diversity among us and border on blacklisting. I’m reminded of Martin Neimoller’s poem (1892-1984) …

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Gentle Reader: We, the people of the United States of America, have an ancestral longing for selfless and competent leadership. Those who carved this country out of the failures they left elsewhere intended that it be so. Here we are today with what has evolved from the freedoms they designed and some that would make them cringe. We have, instead, spawned …

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Gentle Reader: Fair warning: this subject has been brewing for a long time. It is short but not so sweet. To the acquaintance at a small gathering of friends: How dare you preach at me about one political  party’s lack of respect and mean-spirited attacks against yours. Does your moral superiority permit you to pour vitriol on …

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