Write the Darkness


Where we’re place 
may yield happiness 
or sorrow

True happiness 
must be wild and untamed 
overgrown 
tendrils sprouting 
through the broken windowpanes

The childhood bedroom 
where you hid 
under thin blankets 
coerced you 
only to a trail 
of grief

Again led 
to the dying 
of summer

What was allowed 
as transparent as glass 
paramount 
on the path before you

Write the darkness 
and be still

The scars will heal

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

Image by Peter H from Pixabay

Between the Lines


The words 
flowing across the screen 
speak for me  

A voice 
when I have none

The words 
hurl daggers 
at unseen tormentors  

They also caress 
and soothe 

The words 
curse 
scream 
sob 
or whisper  

They also 
laugh 
chuckle 
and delight

With them I am lifted 
to ecstasy 
flying 
on invisible wings

Or 
they show the view 
of my mental torture 
my cell 
of hellish nightmares

No matter the day 
I always find myself 
between the lines

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

 

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Makes Me Think of WWII


I usually try to steer clear of political subjects here.  But the state of things, not only in the US, but globally, has got my dander up.  There are so many days now where I just shake my head.  I can’t help but wonder when the insanity of 2020 will end!

I try not to watch too much of the news. But it’s like that car race where they spin out going around that hairpin curve.  You can’t look away.  You must know what happens.  I think as humans, most of us have a Gladiator mindset when it comes to the misery around us.

There’s a lot to be thankful for and I know that.  But what I can’t seem to get past is how divided we are as human beings.  Theory versus science.  Conspiracy theories abound.  Racial differences.  No.  Not just differences, but racial wars.

I’ve always had this… connection with the tragedies of WWII.  I know that sounds weird.  But if you believe in past lives, and I’m open-minded about that, I think I must have lived a past life during World War II.

So many of us, not really being old enough to have been there, tend to romanticize how we United to fight the Nazi party and bring humanity back to those that had suffered the unimaginable horrors that transpired during that terrible time.  We withstood rationing of everything from food to gas.  People gave up many luxuries in the name of the cause.  There were paper drives and rubber drives.  More people grew and preserved their own food.  They did with less, they used it up, wore it out or repaired it, rather than buy new.

There were many sacrifices that the everyday citizen did for the good of the nation.  It was a sense of pride.

But if you really dig deeper into what was happening within the United States at the time, you might come away with a different perspective.

While there was much talk about getting involved in the fight against Germany, there were more than a few that questioned if it was really our place to get involved.  Not only were the Japanese suspect, but the general consensus was that the Jews could not be trusted either.

It wasn’t until the attack at Pearl Harbor, by the Japanese, then a German ally, on our own shores that we decided to join the effort.

With this decision, the then president, Franklin Roosevelt, ordered approximately 120,000 Japanese to be pulled from their homes, their assets frozen, and they were shuttled to internment camps and were held there between the years of 1942 and 1945.  Anyone who was 1/16th Japanese were put into these camps.  The occupants, most of which, were American citizens.

The Nazi party was not the only one to commit atrocities against people. The United States did too.

The point that I’m trying to make here with bringing up World War II, is that we, as human beings, pulled together for a common good.  I just don’t understand why we can’t do that now.  People have enough brains between their ears to figure this out, don’t they??

It tears me up to see such discord in our nation.  Political parties aside, we all need to show that we are the UNITED States of America and stand United.

*Your comments and opinions are welcome.  But if you are going to play in my yard, play nice.  Thank you.  

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson