Peace on Ya,
“…and the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
Those century-old words asleep within the yellow leaves of history were re-purposed on January 20. Those sanctified lyrics resonated off the polished marble of the American Capitol, recently scared by a nut-brained flaccid insurrection. Lady Gaga nailed those reborn words onto the Capitol’s front doors. And, yes, Our Flag is still there.
Last night, I copied a few notes from lyrics of support for our new leaders. Many great singers, poets, and speakers shared their feelings with America and the world. The bits below approximate their sentiments. Grab the torch they’ve handed us, plant your feet, and push into the wind. There’s work to do. Let’s get to it. Surround hate with love and force it to surrender. God bless.
Come together, right now.
Here comes the sun … it’s all right
I was blind. But now I see.
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