Change

12/16

It doesn’t begin

with the report of a gun,

or the rantings of a madman.

It doesn’t begin

with a hopeless dream.

It doesn’t begin

with a perhaps

or a maybe,

or with some meticulously, well thought out plan.

It doesn’t begin

with the wisdom of sages,

or the courage of a martyr.

It begins simply

with the word

“enough.”

 

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3/24/18

Something

is happening.

Something

is boiling

over.

Someone is

standing up

and call them

out.

Someone is saying

it’s time to stop

spinning

and lying

and revising

and pretending.

Someone is saying

it’s time to stop acting

as if up is down

or old is new,

that it’s time

to stop recycling

theories

and slogans

that didn’t work

the first time

they were trotted out

as “the great solution”,

(and certainly won’t work

now!).

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3/25/18

You can’t turn back

truth-

you can you push

it back

or hold it off

for the moment,

but you can’t turn back

truth.

You can’t turn back

truth-

you can deny it,

you can hide it

or run from it,

but you can’t turn back

truth,

once it’s on it’s way,

it is coming

straight for you.

Something

is happening,

something

is boiling

over,

someone

is standing up

to say

#This ends

here.

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3/24/18

You cannot wear

honor

like some kind of

a badge,

any more than

wearing a flag

on your lapel

or a patch on

your shoulder

makes you patriotic.

You don’t put it on

or pretend it’s there

just because you can

say the word.

Honor

is the respect

for what is right,

beyond your interpretation

or myopic,

self-centered

view.

Honor

is not worn

like some kind of patch

on your shoulder

or like some kind of

epaulet,

or something to be waved

like some banner

or flag-

honor

is the respect

for what is right.

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