The below poem was sent by Pat Tempest. The poem is written by Amanda and was recited by herself at Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20th January 2021.
‘When day comes, we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We’ve braved the belly of the beast.
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
and the norms and notions of what ‘just is’
isn’t always justice.
And yet the dawn is ours before we know it.
Somehow we’ve done it.
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation
that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished.’
Pat notes, “this applies to us as we struggle to stay sane in the lockdown. I like the idea of ‘not broken…just unfinished.’
Thank you Pat for sending this to share, take care.
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