Telling the Truth

connecting the dots of my life

Tag: A Matter of Trust

Slippery words

Slippery words fly through hot air
Smiles and flourishes promise happy days ahead –
But at what cost and for whom?

Another committee ‘collaborates’ behind closed doors –
Working toward freedom and justice for all?
Or for the chosen few. . . .

What would it take to halt double-speak
about things that touch all our lives?
Are we willing to pay that price?

Imagine our nation shaped by listening
rather than speaking loudest or longest –
Do we have the guts to go there?

© Elouise Renich Fraser, 15 May 2017
Response to WordPress Daily Prompt: Collaboration

A Matter of Trust | Dear Diane

Houston Journal, 19 June 1998:  Every time I come Diane is a little less alive in her bodily functions.  This time feels very heavy—the hospital bed feels like the beginning of the end.  On the TV today they were talking about an ALS cure by 2000.  I don’t think Diane will make it that long.  Read the rest of this entry »

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