I am itching to write about my angst and outrage over our inept Congress and the "shutting down" of our government, but you can read excellent commentaries by writers more eloquent than I and we're all sick to death of it, aren't we? So I share a poem of an opposing nature...What if there was a day....
when nothing happened,
in between wars and elections,
storms, giant waves, quakes and funnel clouds?
Teams had the day off, strikes were averted,
traffic moved like a dream,
thieves and attackers took a break.
Juries were sent home and judges napped,
school children forgot to bully and fight,
theater lights darkened, celebrities tired of their capers.
Reality shows were in rerun, mortgage rates
and the stock exchange remained as the day before.
No one was born, no one died.
Newspapers had nothing to print,
talking heads stopped talking,
all media were muted and stilled.
What if the cadence and rhythms of the planet
spun in harmony and coexistence
for just one day...