Live and In Color

Every day the bleeding away
Of the nation we once were,
Compromised and pulverized
Analyzed and televised
in full color for all the world to see.

What happened to human kindness?
What happened to love another?
What happened to common decency?
What happened to the right for all to live free?

People killed for religious beliefs
or the different color of their skin,
Innocent children with fertile minds
shot down in front of their friends.

And as we look on in shock at the horror
unfolding before us every single day,
The hate and violence grows ever stronger
fed by a devious malevolent man
sitting in the highest office of the land
whose rhetoric is the epitome
of stochastic terrorism.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Poets United: Midweek Motif Televised

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at:
and her Amazon Author Page

14 Comments on “Live and In Color

  1. That first stanza made me think of the news being put in a blender creating some sort of crazy concoction everyone is forced to drink. A mix-mash mayhem of media.

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