Dark Night (of the Soul)

dark night of the soul

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

President Kennedy kept a small frame on his desk with the seamen’s prayer: “Oh! God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

The Tao says: “In night’s vast ocean,/Sun, moon, and earth align,/pulling the earth out of roundness/and making tides rage./Such is the power of night.”

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

Those of us who did not support our president’s election greatly fear what may come from his inability to focus on reality. It is truly a fearful time for the United States. He and his Republican minions are gutting the State Department, weakening our stand around the world. They are gutting the EPS and the Education Department; and taking vital health care from millions of Americans.

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

We do not know what to do. Some of our more active Americans are leading the protest weekly, without even a nod from the leaders of government. It is truly a fearful time. Our government seems to be tone deaf to the needs and the desires of the people it is meant to serve. It seems that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are minor inconveniences that our leaders are choosing not to consider, as they gut the vital needs that government should address.

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harry S. Truman, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, John Kerry; these are Americans who sacrificed much to correct an omission in our government, to correct a wrong that government allowed to fester in American society. If you are unaware of what these Americans contributed to our country, you must make yourself learn what Americans can do, if we try.

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

But we do not have to plummet; we can regain the America we want by continuing to protest, by taking our cause to the government, by peaceful, non-violent protest designed to upset the smooth runnings that our present government think is correct.

We plummet into darkness                                                                                                             Unaware of what is to come.

But, we can also consider our Judeo-Christian society, remember those saints and prophets who gave their lives to correct improprieties. Do we have the courage, the faith, and the determination to disallow what those in power are doing? Or, are we satisfied, as We plummet into darkness Unaware of what is to come?

 

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