My friend Mark sent this along to me, something he wrote this evening after coming home from work:
“Tyranny is back with a vengeance
torn from the history we tried to forget.
The sins of our fathers that have haunted us
for centuries have stepped out of the shadows
and wreak chaos and mayhem that
ruffle even the most sublime among us.
A death toll or a wake-up call
no one sleeps easy now,
while the bullies and their hordes
snicker and sneer.
And yet in some quiet way
I am grateful for the awakening
and the gleaming eyes
of those who rise now
in self defense of their love.”