Good Citizens

You won’t know them
From their flying flags
From stickers
Placed on monster trucks
Or shouted loyalty slogans



You will find them
Comforting the distressed
Soothing the sick
Feeding the famished
Aiding the poor
Protecting the vulnerable
And educating the innocent

It lives in their heart
It refines their mind
It edifies their soul

They don’t seek the spotlight
They don’t chase fame
They don’t lust for praise

They simply love
And they love simply

Patriotism isn’t a performance
Patriotism is affinity and affection for all

Piano Lessons

Close up of happy woman’s hand playing the piano in the morning. Image Source: Adobe Stock

Isn’t it amazing
Beautiful harmonies
Left and Right can make?

Playing different roles
Tapping different keys
In concert creating songs.

Your music wouldn’t be as rich
Feeling unbalanced
If one side were excluded.

As we go to the polls in the next week, let’s remember that the left and right are meant to work together for a common goal. Check out my other poems here.