Quietly Steadfast

(RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge prompt is hero / coward.)

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Politically Incorrect

Attending awards ceremonies calls for muzzled comportment, fail to appreciate the adulation of one over many, tend to believe these things are tainted, overblown but this is just the ramblings of a self-defacing personality, opinions unacceptable in most circles, and certainly amongst those whose scoff at such remarks, view me as common those who sniff […]

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Is There An Exit Strategy?

Following political tides – mesmerized by neglect of actual issues – playing to an audience of moaners (standard consumerist plights) – glossing over exploitation of women, verbal slaughter of race, religion and social values. Wondering about media – who commandeer bias, swallowing atrocities and spewing contrived truths, absent sound voice, or will, jeopardizing the security […]

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Power and Virtue

Politicians are a breed of characters that I fail to understand – they have to be willing, on one hand, to ward off nonstop critical attack, and on the other, to subject themselves to constant pandering for favour.  If they are not driven by ideals, or even if they are, they will undoubtedly fall prey […]

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Day 235 “Conflict Resolution”

“It’s not rape if the girl is a prostitute, is it?”  one of my students asked me recently. “It is without consent,”  I answered sternly, but the question left me unsettled.  As a high school teacher, I am immersed in the attitudes of the young, and it is worrisome. The prevalence of sexual assault and […]

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When Looking for Answers

The call came just as I was falling into a deep sleep, which didn’t help my mood.  Neither my husband nor I recognized the number.  After the usual formalities, Thor handed me the phone. It was a man who had tracked me down earlier in the year, looking for psychic counselling.  Although I don’t practice […]

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