Each month, write a new collection.
Dear Georgie,I am sureyou thinkYou did the right thingNot a lieJust a personwho wanted the best for the rest of usBy doing what you wantedYour dad to be proud ofYou forAs I shake my head in sarcasmPlaying the devil's advocateIt is true to believe it allIf I were to compare you toTo say it blunt Even Hitler thought he was right!And to end the tale in your smug way you saidI would not have changeda thing if I knew then what I know now.I would do it the same way all over again if I could9-11 is all you had saidto justify the world around youStinking of oiland the Noise of Halliburton
Dear Hillary Clinton,I am suffering with you as the other partypaints you scarlet, letters you with Hester’s ANot the sort of A you received at Wellesleyor Yale, but the sort with which Bill was brandedwhen he was impeached as President.I see the photographs of you as a student,your passion to make the world safe for childrenalready shining from your eyes. You were spoiling for a battleenlisted in just causes, spear at the ready.“Save that child.” Later you realizedit took a village to save her and soin your spare time you wrote a book.Generally politicians put on airs and graceslike gloves or galoshes, extra pieces notnecessary to the whole but useful at the moment.Underneath, when you get to know the man, he is by no means kind, courageous, or steadfast.You are the opposite. Today’s GOP vilifies you,says you lack all virtue, plans to clap you in jailfor offenses others have investigated and foundtrivial or easily understood, not malevolent.But those who know you well, your coworkers say you care deeply about them, about all mothers and children, about this country, and that youshow it both in large ways and in small. I remember experiences when people lied aboutwhat I was doing. One even said, in a faculty meetingthat I was evil. Those arrows didn’t slide off harmlessly and I am sure the same is true of you.You’d like to be seen for who you are, notvilified for the glory of the opposition. Once, before you ran for President, you and Billwere held up as amazing business-friendlypols, people who could talk with and negotiate withanyone, even Republicans in the US Congressional halls.But the convenience of the Republicans, their usageof words of appreciation, ended when you jumpedahead of their candidate in the polls. Now nothing would make them say anythingpositive about you. Of course, you are the sameperson you always were underneath. Butwith more arrows, still remembering those you hope to serve, sothe pain is worth bearing. Thank you for your service, Hillary. You havemy vote for what it’s worth, and youhave my confidence as well. I hopeI celebrate the first woman presidenton November 8, 2016, President Clinton.sincerely,L