Search
  • Marilyn Saltzman

Boarded windows, broken pledges…and hope

Stately Press Club, boarded windows,

Downtown storefronts cloaked in plywood,

The people’s house, choked in fencing.

Foreign hackers, anger flaring,

Vicious rhetoric,

Trust destroyed.

A fledgling republic struggling for freedom?

Alas no.

The United States of America.

Election day 2020.

What happened to our pledge?

One nation. Under God. Indivisible.

With liberty and justice for all.

I shudder with fear,

Weep with despair,

Search for hope.

Surely the “Grand Experiment” will survive.

67 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Aging with Truth, Trust and Courage

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." Betty Friedan I can’t do some things that I used to do. There. I wrote it for all to see. I have struggled in the last few weeks

Sitting Shmirah

At best, my relationship with Death is uneasy. I rail when It prematurely steals a life – a child, a teen, a young parent. It wounds me when It deprives me of a family member or friend. And I tremble

Days of Awe

Days of Awe My Mussar chevruta (group of study buddies) is studying “awe” this month, coinciding with the Jewish calendar, the ten Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. My practice, I sa