Performance Of The Year

Like a well scripted play  An ensemble cast of characters Performing on stage every day The self proclaimed star The party avatar Millions tuned in To what appeared to be a political win Behind closed doors Preferential tests for him and his Corruption it is Matilda’s law lasted merely a…

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Hope Is All We Have

Waiting for the vaccine Waiting and craving the return to “normal” And even the mundane  This is insane In our homes for nearly a year Afraid of dying, afraid to go out  Living in fear Vaccine distribution slow if not nonexistent Promises not kept 350,000 people gone While loved ones helplessly wept…

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The Cost Of Living

Yesterday a dear FB friend asked me if I had taken my Facebook page, “Pug You MS” down.  “Yes, I really don’t want to talk about ms anymore”, I replied.  And boy did I mean it.  I hope I didn’t come across abrupt I thought to myself, I just can’t stand…

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Brokenhearted Sheep

Every day I find myself looking at my phone and wishing I could see my brother’s number light up just one more time.  I still cry wondering how he died.  Was he able to breathe?  I hope he knew I loved him. My heart still breaks that he like all…

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Alone Together

Friends and family are dying  People everywhere are crying  When will it end Is the government lying  Some wear a mask  Some want to fight  Afraid of losing their rights  Can’t buy a cure Can’t buy a hug Not even a mask Staying healthy is a task Dreams on hold …

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The Essential Supermarket Employee: COVID-19

Here in New York City where everyone is still under a “shelter in place” order and everything is still closed except for the necessities like supermarkets, I wanted to talk to someone who has been working the front lines albeit in a different way, every single day:  my nephew Jim. Where do you work?…

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