Tuesday, January 12, 2021

I Am One Person

My response to someone saying this to me on Facebook, “... but hey, you go right ahead and use them to belittle people with whom you disagree. It’s so superior of you.”

I’m not superior. 

I’m one little person

Trying to get answers

Trying to cope with my world being turned upside down

Trying to understand how, to me, it seems like one person became the symbol and a catalyst

For the destruction of American democracy and ideals.

When I speak up through words or sharing a poem or song or photo,

I don’t mean to belittle anyone.

I just want us to do better, be better, and make things better than they are now.

I’m ashamed that the world being created for my children is this one.

I don’t want to leave this legacy for my children.

But I’m only one person.

I don’t know everything.

I’m not responsible for anyone other than me.

I don’t have the power to change the world or our country

I don’t have the power to help everyone I want to help.

I don’t have the power to know with 100% certainty what is best for our country.

I don’t have the power to understand everything going on in other people’s lives and their backgrounds, and their reasons for their views and actions.

I am one person.

The only power I have is to speak up

And occasionally interject humor

Sing a few songs,

And hope I’m helping someone make sense of something, or laugh, or sing, or heal.