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Poem: Inauguration Day Sadness

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Inauguration Day Sadness is a poem about how she feels when she learns the outgoing president is boycotting the inauguration. Instead of setting a good example, he acts like a bully during a time the American people need unity. We all need good moral values to defeat the afflictions of the world today.

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Inauguration Day Sadness

Her heart weeps with sadness

when she hears the outgoing president

is boycotting the presidential inauguration.


At a time when our country

needs unity,

he acts like a bully

throwing a tantrum.


It is sad

to watch his actions,

filter through to the American people

causing even more division.


When we need good moral values

to defeat the afflictions

touching the world today.

"American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden inauguration - by CBS News"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

This is only my opinion...that No One Should Act like a Bully & through a temper tantrum

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

A B,

Absolutely!

For All of Us.

Breathe in the fresh air...it's a new day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

A B,

Not a problem.

I will allow your opinion to stand.

I am delighted to hear you enjoy my writing.

I kinda write whatever touches my heart.

I pray God sends his blessings upon each & everyone of us.

Enjoy the day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

A B,

I hear the compassionate hurt from your words.

We all have the right to feel the way we do.

In my case, I don't think Anyone should act this way.

Especially in today's world where we face so many bullies and afflictions to our well being.

Just because others treat you bad is no reason to return the favor.

Let's set a good example for the youth in America as well as the rest of tge world watching across the globe.

Take care & have a nice day.

A B Williams from Central Florida on January 21, 2021:

*for us

A B Williams from Central Florida on January 21, 2021:

I'm sorry, I am not yelling, I am passionate, no doubt.

Thank you for allowing my strenuous disagreement, many do not, you'd be surprised!

I enjoy your writing and I hope to God I am wrong about what the future holds in store of us.

God Bless America!

A B Williams from Central Florida on January 21, 2021:

Hi Brenda, I don't know about you, but if I was told from day one that because I was an outsider...I wasn't "acceptable", by Establishment Democrats and Republicans, the D.C. Insiders...

If it was drilled into America's brain day in and day out and day in and day out by mainstream media...that I wasn't "legitimate"...

If my entire 4 years was spent defending the reasons why I sought office to begin with...because I believe in the people and love my Country, the U.S. Constitution; freedom, liberty....with all my heart...

If I believed that unchecked, expanding Government, ends up destroying lives and livelihoods; if not contained...because it has happened throughout world history...

If I knew the word "impeachment" was tossed around...before my swearing-in had even taken place and that Articles of Impeachment were introduced within 2 months of my swearing-in, by a career, establishment-type politician, D.C. insider that thought I never belonged there...

I'd have to be physically manhandled and taken by force to be there and be a part of the big farce, which has become today's United States Government....not "of, by, for the people any longer and many of the people don't even know it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

Manatita44,

I stand corrected.

Olusegun probably dies have a great point.

As you say, maybe temporarily lacking.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

Manatita44,

I am blessed to have you as my friend.

Your thoughts and prayers are always welcome across the globe.

I, too can feel that grief from others.

manatita44 from london on January 21, 2021:

About the large heart thing, maybe it's lacking, but only temporary. Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln and more, all had large Hearts.

manatita44 from london on January 21, 2021:

I have to say that I have many American friends across many platforms and many are sad. I feel for you guys. A different kind of 'grief', perhaps, but the purpose of grief is always the same --an inner cleansing of the soul. Still, as can be expected, you express your sentiments very well.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

Dream on,

I'm not sure how we meet a middle ground.

I imagine we take time out for prayer and remember what would Jesus do...but then again he held compassion in his heart.

Sometimes in the world of politics there is none.

My only thought here is that it was terribly Rude to say the least.

The last time this happened was in 1869...150 yrs ago, I believe when Ulysses Grant took office.

Our leaders should set a good example, not act like a child throwing his temper because he didn't get his way.

Other countries, people, and children are watching.

Not anyone should act this way.

We always need to set good examples, especially when we are in front of the entire world.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2021:

Olusegun,

That is food for thought...I'm not sure someone with a large heart could handle working in politics,

but I agree one must have compassion.

Thank you & enjoy your day.

DREAM ON on January 21, 2021:

There are so many stories in the news. That complicates every issue. There has to be peace and unity I agree. How do we reach a middle ground? Where we respect someone else's opinion and also give them support to do the best they can. I believe President Trump should have definitely been there. Along with so many other former Presidents, it doesn't look good for the United States to all the other world leaders. Thank you for writing such a touching poem.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on January 20, 2021:

A person with a large heart is the one who should be involved in politics because we can not be winning always...God work Brenda

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 20, 2021:

Peggy,

You are right!

I believe we have all seen enough of the bad times...it is time to go up.

It was a good a safe event today.

We can be thankful for that & I am hopeful.

Have a good evening.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 20, 2021:

The inauguration was wonderful, and thankfully, a safe event today. We have only one way to go, and that is up. Let us hope that truth and hope for better days ahead is the focus of this new administration. History will deal with the past.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 20, 2021:

Ruby,

I thought it was a bit rude of him not to attend.

This is the first time this has happened since 1869.

I thought the inauguration went well.

I loved that he spoke of unity of the people.

Take care & have a great evening.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 20, 2021:

Your poem is sad and true, but President Biden was happy that Trump was not there. He said that two days ago in a speech. I thought the inauguration was a beautiful event, all races coming together to make America better. Better days are ahead for all who are willing to share and love all people.

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