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[U.S. Election Day 2020]

There are times
when we are called
to raise our voices
above the din of
falsehood and hatred,
set ablaze the wrongs of
inequity and greed,
scribe indelibly our
one vote to ensure
that we are not
torn apart at the seams,
that injustice does not
win over grace
by a head’s length –
times when we must
stay the course
beyond all sense of
reason, weary as we are
from too many
days, years, centuries
of too much.
This is when we
must dig deep,
cast ourselves
utterly and completely
into the well of endurance,
trust that prayers out
yield prayers in –
and that each one of us
is essential to the
soul of our nation.


©2020 Kimberly Jonas

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