Our Rivers Will Speak to Us

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When we are quiet, our spirits drifting

into peace

our rivers will speak to us

as we covet the love

in our hearts.

And yes

it is true sometimes

rivers will carry us

to make a stand.

My friends my river is speaking, and it says Nationalism falsely parades as patriotism. It’s not patriotic.

In one single year from 2016 to 2017 hate crimes against Hispanics in our country went up 40%.

In that same year 2016 to 2017 anti-Semitic hate crimes in our country went up about 60%!!

What does that tell you?

It says Nationalism causes hatred because of an atmosphere of division and strife.

Push back on hate!!

Please vote on November 6th!!

Hatred is un-American.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

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34 thoughts on “Our Rivers Will Speak to Us

  1. I don’t know how I can support what you say more. Would it be okay with you if I re-blogged your post? I show my inexperience with blogging to say I have never done that before.

  2. Beautiful poem and so sad that this nationalism is causing such division and confusion with such myth making. Brexit in U.K. has also seeded this false patriotism too and increase in hate crimes.

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