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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.

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website colleenchesebro.com.

22 replies

  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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  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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  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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  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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