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Political Dirt – A Haiku

The Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 words for this week are “Pie & Dust.”I must say, these are some interesting choices from Ronovan this week! I bet he wants pie! I wonder what kind?

These words just seemed to gush out of me! I used grime, for the word, dirt. The word pie was able to stay just as it was… I sill wonder what kind of pie Ronovan wants. J

On a more serious note, I can’t shy away from the political turmoil in our country right now. Both sides think they are right. So, it is with little imagination that I wonder if they are both wrong. Change is a powerful motivator of people. I get that. What bothers me is the vitriol that is slung around between people who really don’t even know each other.

Social media is horrible. I am seriously thinking of leaving Facebook. People who I admire and respect have turned into monsters. I can’t figure it out. Since when did it become wrong to have differences?

Here is what I know… we should never discuss politics and religion. We will never agree.

Why do people think it is alright to say how they feel, but do not want to hear the other side? When you spread political discourse and hatred, all it does is divide us as a people, and a nation.

The amount of truth in political posts is seldom the real truth. Be vigilant. Look up the facts. Then, keep it to yourself. No matter what you say, you will NOT change other people’s opinion.

Please stop the hate. We are not enemies. We are Americans.

22 thoughts on “Political Dirt – A Haiku”

  1. Colleen, thank you for saying this. I am so tired of all the mudslinging and political lies on both sides. The office of President is no longer respected. We know the promises that politicians and candidates make will most likely not come to fruition because the “other” side will stop it. It is clear that the seeming majority of the populace never took my advice. Do your homework, people. Know who you are voting for and what they stand for. Total frustration here.
    BTW – Your Haiku is right on.
    Hugs, my friend.

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    1. Thank you, so much Michelle. Voting used to be personal. We never discussed who we were voting for. Hugs to you, dear friend. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. I agree, Colleen. Recently I had a night out with some friends and all of us ended up talking politics and one friend remained very silent and appeared reluctant to join in the discussion re: the EU Referendum. Perhaps she was just sick of it all, or perhaps she had differing views and didn’t want to admit it. Either way it wasn’t the best night out!

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    1. Politics is something that will never fix the problems of our governments. People do that when we work together. 💖💖💖

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  3. A timely post Colleen. It is unfortunate that political conversations are so painful at times. I wish we could find a way of discussing things reasonably…but when we can’t I agree it’s better to abstain.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! LOL! I know what you mean with your songs words… *eye-roll* … see! LOL! Hugs. ❤

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  4. Great advice, Colleen. I can relate with what you’re saying about the posts on Facebook and people surprising you. It’s getting pretty ugly out there with both sides at each other’s throats. Your haiku is on point. Well done. 🙂 xx

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    1. Thanks, Vashti. I have no idea why everyone wants to share all that mess? It doesn’t change anyone’s mind. Here’s to November! LOL! ❤

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        1. Me too. I have made up my mind on who I am going to vote for as I think many others have also. At this point, I don’t think I will change my mind. LOL! Hugs to you Vashti. Watch out for those darn mosquitoes! ❤

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  5. Well said Colleen, great haiku, trouble with your election which is more untrustworthy ? and let Facebook and all those other should destroying distractions implode!!

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    1. You are welcome. I wrote that in July. Look how far we have spiraled out of control. 🙄


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