First Amendment Thoughts

Words have power!

They can shape hearts and minds…

Sometimes for good and often for the opposite.

Well placed words can inflict grave injury or spur violent action.

They are no less dangerous than a loaded gun carelessly left for whomever might happen upon it.

We must choose our words carefully and hold those accountable who do not.

While we are free to express ourselves, we are not free from the consequences of the expressions we make that cause harm to others.

©Dani Heart


Changing of the Guard

Mr. republican man I really don’t like your plans

Women will suffer and die in your legislative hands

You’re free to believe what you like, but not to force those beliefs on others…

It’s simply none of your business what we do with our bodies or under the covers.

Luckily for us your time of hatred and oppression will soon be ending…

As new diverse generations come to power our progression is pending.

©Dani Heart



In a moment of vulnerability, you ventured where you knew you were unwelcome…

Her discomfort for your pleasure was a trade you were willing to make…

You malign her now… decades later …because it no longer serves your interests to tell the truth.

She’s gone! It was the last in a long line of trespasses you would make against her…

The one betrayal she could not bring herself to forgive.

Free from the ugliness she’s moved on to happiness and you can’t stand it!

So even now… after all these years…you’re still sprinkling your poison wherever you think it might take seed.

But it changes nothing…She’s still gone and living her best life without you in it.

Your behavior was and always will be what was unforgivable.

©Dani Heart