The eternity since judgment day

[ 3 ] November 5, 2017 |

In the eternity since judgment day

We’ve watched the one we loved, who used to stand

Parental over us, go pale and gray,

Slackened and stooped inside a yellow skin;

The presidency is our patient now,

Preyed upon by the thing that’s slithered in;

And, worn with care ourselves and sick with grief,

A young country grown old in just a year,

We grope for remedies we pray will work

Though justice turns at speeds we cannot bear

And gives us time to contemplate the worst:

What if the real America is this?

The time is now to choose what we will be:

So vote, and say it loud: we will be free.




Words: Sheila M. Averbuch

Image: Widowed by Blake Lipthratt on Flickr


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Category: poetry

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I live outside Edinburgh, Scotland and write middle-grade adventures (age 9-12) with a science-fiction/fantasy bent. Originally I'm from Boston in the US, where I studied American History & Literature and did arguably too much student theatre at Harvard University. I’m represented by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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  1. A poignant choice of words. Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  2. Louise Kelly says:

    Captures the decline inn stature so well. What a sad state of affairs.

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