Haiku – Iron Will

Hate now in power

Guilty before innocent

Freedom sacrificed

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I heard this great song yesterday and it made me think about the way America is currently doing business at home and abroad. I thought I might write a Haiku based off of it. I think, no matter how you voted, it is time to stop the hate and learn to find a great middle ground. We can’t make “America Great Again” if we don’t work together to do it. I am a Democrat, and I will admit that. But they need to shut up and work with Trump. Trump also needs to put on his big boy pants and start learning to compromise. We can’t put in bans like we currently have without stirring up a whole lot of trouble. I agree we have been lax in some areas of this country throughout the years, but bans don’t work. They don’t keep out the bad they just incite more anger, and those we are trying to stop just add fuel to their fire. There has to be a better way to handle our politics than what we have now.

If you decide to leave a comment. Make it productive. I don’t mind a solid discussion, but let’s not get down to childish name calling.

Okay, have a great weekend. Here’s the song.

LYRICS

If I could kill a word and watch it die
I’d poison never, shoot goodbye
Beat regret when I felt I had the nerve
Yeah, I’d pound fear to a pile of sand
Choke lonely out with my bare hands
I’d hang hate so that it can’t be heard
If I could only kill a word
I’d take brokenness out back
And break heartbreak, stand there and laugh
Right in its face while shootin’ it the bird
I’d put upset down in its place
I’d squeeze the life out of disgrace
Lay over under six cold feet of dirt
If I could only kill a word
Give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
I’d knock out temptation’s teeth
I’d sever evil, let it bleed
Then light up wicked, stand and watch it burn
I’d take vice and I’d take vile
And tie ’em up there with hostile
Hang ’em high and leave ’em for the birds
If I could only kill a word
So give me sticks, give stones
Bend my body, break my bones
Use staff and rod to turn me black and blue
‘Cause you can’t unhear, you can’t unsay
But if were up to me to change
I’d turn lies and hate to love and truth
If I could only kill a word
If I could only kill a word

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Haiku – The “Good Day Sunshine” Run

Heaven’s empty cup

Poured out the warm blue filled skies

Easy gentle day

Great run today!  Just love, love, love, love, love, love, etc. days like this.  Nice and warm not too hot not too cold.  My body just seems to respond so much better to it.  By the way, Eric Church’s “Chief” album is a great one to run along with.  Always have good runs when I listen to it.

Haiku – The “Post Snow” Run

Footsteps tread lightly

Crossing snow’s lingering corpse

Dying in the sun

Finally got to run in the snow today, of course, it was only in the shade because the rest of it had melted by the time I ran.  One day I hope to run while the snow is falling.  That has long been a goal of mine, but today, I’ll take what I can get.  

By the way, as a sidebar, the Erich Church Album “Chief” is really great.  Listened to it for the first time today as I ran.  Listened to the song below 4 times.  Just couldn’t get enough of it.