It’s been a month since I posted my last story. Where is my muse? Nothing creative is emanating from my mouth, my fingers, my brain.
she tries in vain to sing
nothing but darkness emerges
her voice silenced by despair
when will her muse return
Perhaps this poem that I wrote on Twitter awhile back is more appropriate for this sad, unholy week, when we are mourning the loss of 49 souls and wondering what evils lie ahead.
Many have said that it’s no longer enough to say that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. They say it’s time for action. We can see it in the blocks-long winding line of people who volunteered to give blood in Orlando. And we can hear it in the public discourse about gun control legislation (or lack thereof).
In his June 12th statement to the press, President Obama once again asked the country to do some “soul-searching” about the ease with which people can get assault weapons in the U.S.
We have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be.
– President Barack Obama
I wonder if we can finally agree on legislation that would ban or reduce the sale of these weapons, or at least build a database to ensure that access is limited.
A California pastor’s sermon went viral over the weekend, as you already may know, because he blamed the victims for their own deaths.
The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job.
– Pastor Roger Jimenez, Verity Baptist Church