Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sandcastles: A Lament for a Dream Destroyed

Note: today, January 12, 2017 the U.S. Senate started the process
of repealing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

by Jim Rapp

Compassion labored shaping a tall-storied glory
that jealousy destroyed, story by story.
Outshone, outmatched in vision and skill
hate declared it a "castle" that envy would kill.

Compassion built the castle and could build again –
but hatred's skills work only to maim;
to frantically rip all beauty to shreds
leaving nothing to stand in its stead.

Wielding only its wrecker's tools
hate pledged – the pledge of a fool –
to build, using it's tools of destruction,
a castle, it said, of better construction.

The haters have started; with no print,
no vision, no skills: they're bent –
hell-bent – on making dry sand into
castles, which even real artists can't do.

But evil won't always hold sway.
Compassion's admirers, one day,
will build his castle anew, and when
goons trash it, they'll build again –
            and again and again.

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