Friday, November 03, 2006

Tuesday Platform ~~ a poem, "I missed ... "

Originally posted January 24, 2017 -- Here, unedited version

I missed the party

I missed the party this week
Purple tinge of lavender
'Twas invitation for me
What was I doing, don't know

I missed the fun place this week
They are coming home today
Costumes galore, I was masked
But I didn't come, poor me

I missed the party for sure
'Twas like college days of old
Took the streets, we called them ours
This time, with signs, my voice, quiet

I missed the party this week
Fun filled, messages to tell
We are the majority
Our voices need to be heard

I missed the ... (more still in draft)
_ _ _

Picture and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2017, All Rights Reserved

Picture and this week's "The Tuesday Platform" were linked with Marian and the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,

This is in relation to and with A BIG THANK YOU, LADIES!!! for their valiant March last Saturday, after our U.S. Presidential Election.  They marched literally all over the world, in large cities and small town.  Perhaps your friends did, some of mine marched.

In that election the majority did not win because of the ancient and antiquated method of running our subsequent Electoral College Election, consisting of 538 electors allocated to our states and territories.  This election is also mandated by the U.S. Constitution and there the majority of the electors voted for another person, who came in second nationwide, as the state elections directed to their electors. (Google link for more)


At Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

10 Comments: (left in January, 2017)

At Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:21:00 AM,
Blogger Jim said...

I missed the party for sure
Tall men in dark suits this year
White men, neckties, gestapo
TV shows them every day

I missed the walk to the House
New home of doom and destruction
Wrecking all the good there was
Last eight years life got better

I missed the party this week
ISIS like barbarians
Statue of Liberty cries
They're tearing down our nation

I missed the party, I cry
Heads are rolling in the streets
Starving children, sick, no care
Morticians leaving them lie

I missed the party this week
Party please continue, do
Voices can be heard, be loud
Those with consciences take charge

This is "more" I wrote last night

At Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:42:00 AM,
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm right with you, Jim. I missed the party, but feel the pride of seeing so many women reminding the status quo that we won't keep our mouths shut. It's terrible that our government works in the way it does, that the voice of the people doesn't truly have the power it should.

At Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:56:00 AM,
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy for those women voicing their issues, oiling the wheels of democracy

much love...

At Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:11:00 PM,
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

But how our hearts swelled as we watched them marching, those who were able!

At Tuesday, January 24, 2017 1:30:00 PM,
Blogger brudberg said...

I will knit myself a cap... I think the march will continue.. there are facts to defend against the alternated ones.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:58:00 AM,
Blogger Marian said...

More! More! Those morticians... I mean politicians.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:19:00 AM,
OpenID razzamadazzle said...

It really is a scary time. I've never been a political person, and I wish I could go back to being apathetic. But I can't. Sigh...

At Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:02:00 PM,
Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

I wasn't able to go to the party, but my words are part of history. Thanks for writing this Jim...

At Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:37:00 PM,
Blogger Outlawyer said...

It is terrifying. Thanks. K.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:39:00 PM,
Blogger Outlawyer said...
I was so lucky to be able to go with my husband and daughters. It was so heartening. I am sure there will be more-- both poetry and marches. Thanks for your poem and your more-- take care, k.


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