Why I Wear Blue Now

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I used to wear that conservative face, born again tying my heart to the right, wearing red

but there were too many times

we were angry with the poor,

seeing only strangers

in our land, taking our money,

our jobs, too many times

we were angry

at a black president,

and there were too many speeches

saying we were right

when the truth was we were wrong.

And there were too many times I knew

global warming was real,

so even before the insanity

of lying took power

I moved my house.

And blue fits me so much better now

as I look in the mirror.

Yes I still believe in God,

and I believe

Dr. Ford.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Note: Blue here symbolizes progressives, and red symbolizes conservatives.

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54 thoughts on “Why I Wear Blue Now

  1. OMG this brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for believing in something bigger than hate and divisiveness, and for believing Dr. Ford as a credible witness. As a woman, I have been in such deep sorrow–anger yes, but more deep sorrow.

    1. Our nation is in a bad way now, and much of it due to an attitude of winning at all costs. Its horrible. We must take these cases seriously or we will lose our humanity. Power does not make us right. Thank you my friend. Peace and be wonderfully blessed.

  2. Powerful, and deeply moving. Thank you for your words.
    I’m wondering if moving your house was a big transition that might have brought some losses along with the enjoyment of seeing yourself in blue.
    I so appreciate your self awareness and what I sense is courage to step out of the ‘box’. I feel inspired and hopeful.

    1. Thank you so much! Here moving my house is symbolic for my changing much of who I was and leaving my conservative viewpoint. We often learn from making mistakes. I hope that answers your question. Peace and wonderful blessings to you.

  3. Power always corrupts, absolute hegemony is dangerous! It’s easy to be angry and shift blames but owning mistakes and being human requires really bravery. You expressed it so beautifully and honestly!

      1. I guess it’s not the people whether they are right or left, but it’s the media and politics trying to harm. Everyone is entitled to his/ her opinion. Blessings

  4. It’s unfortunate that we are constantly asked to choose and divide ourselves when compassion and understanding need to be common ground we have no hesitation to meet at…
    your poem is a testimony to identifying with your own truth and resolving to it… may the strength and love from our heart always lead us 🙏

  5. Nicely written and timely! You used be angry but now sadness consumes you. That’s how I interpret your poem. Is that right, Nico? Because that is one way of looking at it by identifying the meaning of colors.

    1. Although I do get sad for the state of our nation, I would not say it consumes me. I put a note on the bottom explaining the symbolism of the colors. And the colors are also symbolic of the two political parties. And I wasn’t really angry before, it’s how I perceived the conservative movement. For example I know some people that can’t stand immigrants or President Obama.
      You have good questions! Thank you Carly, peace to you and wonderful blessings.

      1. That makes sense! 🙂 I was thinking pretty abstractly. lol. 🙂 And yes, we all have different backgrounds and experiences that influence which political party we pick. It’s an interesting time to be alive with all these different opinions! 🙂 In some ways I am happy that we are expressing our opinions more. 🙂

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