"In Today's News" by Forrest Robert Stepnowski, new poetic works


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"In today's news"

By Forrest Robert Stepnowski


In today's news


Hate continues to circulate


Our sisters and brothers


Slained on the streets


Staining the concrete red and black


The homophobes receive praise by the powers that be


Meanwhile mothers cry


And fathers die of broken hearts


In today's news


Our gender fluid and trans siblings beheaded


Neonazis praised for doing society a favor


Americans begin to live in fear again


Genocidal nightmares pounce upon the fallen


Are we not in the land of the free?


In today's news


We become hostile to our own


Our children cry for help


And our elders attacked for differing views


Happy anniversary stonewall pioneers


You are not forgotten


The youth just do not know any better


In today's news


Our youth need guidance and understanding


Elders scuff and relate the good old days


Presidential tyrades fill the airwaves


The new norm


Hate begets hate


Eye for an eye


When did we forget forgiveness is divine?


And acceptance truly comes from compromise


Education


Storytelling


Folklore


Or does it?


In today's news


I am filled with rage hearing my community is attacking itself


Society witnessing the fall of empires


No more are there conversations that inspire greatness


No more are we allowed to shed tears of grief for lot souls, murdered in the streets


No more are we allowed to hug one another when we hurt and bleed out internally


We are riding emotional rollercoasters


Failing one another constantly


In today's news


Elders become relics


Aged statues memorialize before we taken our last breath


Youth become frightened


Flittering butterflies awaiting to spread their wings with pride


But running away from the net that may entrap them


Putting them back into the closet for safe keeping


Safe from influencing others


As our society crumbles and multiple powers of all ages continue to deflect with dog and pony shows


In today's news


We are forced into segregated

pockets


Pointing fingers


Closing dialogue of wisdom or fresh ideas


United we stand, divided we fall?


Falling one by one by one


Until we are isolated


Alone


Recluse


Isolated


Abandoned


Targeted


Bashed


Dead


In today's news



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