By Robert Carlson
( A Requiem for January 6 )
When did we start loving the lie ,
when did we embrace the Liars ?
When did we begin doubting facts ,
when did we prefer Deniers ?
Why does the truth hurt so much ,
why do some revile the Vetters ,
Why is defeat so hard to take ,
why does denial feel better ?
Where is the fair play we were taught ,
where are the Teachers we need now ?
Where is our courage to sail on ,
where are the Captains at the bow ?
What do we expect from our lives ,
what are the rules we agree on ?
What are the values we hold dear ,
what price do we pay for the pawn ?
Who are the Demons screaming loud ,
who let these Imposters spew fear ?
Who the Enemy at our gates ,
who is the Stranger in our mirror ?
How did our Country become blind ,
how have false narratives been grown ?
How do we cure these addictions ,
how do we heal what has been sewn ?
So lie no more , beloved Country ,
divide no more in anger or angst,
For we will be known , and we will be judged ,
by what is True , and what is Just .
BC, 1- 2021