What Freedom Means

You wrap yourselves in our flag and call yourselves patriots…but that flag belongs to all of us…not just to you and your radicalized terrorist brethren.

And it was never meant to represent what you’ve appropriated it to symbolize.

Our flag symbolizes a free and democratic republic.

I cringe now whenever I see our flag because I know that most likely those that fly it align themselves with the republican treasonous cult that attempted to over throw our democracy.

Patriots of our democracy would not support murderous violence against their fellow citizens, elected officials and their own government because they lost an election.

We didn’t!  That’s democracy!

You don’t commit insurrection just because you didn’t get your way. That’s what fascist bullies do!

You are not patriots; conversely you are the very definition of treasonous and terrorist and should be dealt with accordingly.

©Dani Heart

6-4-2021

Insurrection

Hot winds howl and whip about

Parched trees sway frantically in the heat

It’s January, new normal?

Collectively we wait… breath held after the attack on our Capitol…for our newly elected leaders to be sworn in.

A majority of us fear all manner of mayhem might ensue before we can begin to exhale…

Even then we ponder what it will take to exorcise the cancer that has infected our nation.

A lesion we have attempted to cut out before has grown back seemingly more virulent. Clearly we did not get it all!

In fact, if we’re honest?

There are far too many among us who silently, secretly, fed the contagion insuring its survival.

I choose to be among those who will fight to contain and hopefully one day eradicate this disease of hatred from the country that I love.

1-16-2021