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Tell Me Another One

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“Another”. A good word if you’re talking about cookies. Another time, another place, another day. But don’t let it slide too easily off your tongue and numb your heart. Its a good word if you realize its potential for change as much as its ability to disengage, desensitize, and distract.

It has a way of erasing things. Precious things.

Another crop killing flood? Sure. You can’t just take Mother Nature by the shoulders and shake some sense into her.

“Another”school shooting? No. Not acceptable. Go ahead. Give me another excuse. Cry me another river about your selfish “rights”. Push me down another path of pansy-ass petals to the land of positivity. Toss another meme upon the media canvass to justify your lack of action.

Why do they trade scruples for shrapnel? Logic for innocent lives?

These are the things they don’t tell us.

Prosery for dVerse Poets Pub.

Lisa is hosting and has shared a riveting poem, “Notes on Ulvade”

Girl du Jour (author unknown)

The given line is the last line in my prose.


10 responses »

  1. Exactly right, and it is definitely NOT acceptable!

  2. You’re so right. I think the way you focus on acceptable uses of the word “another” and unacceptable uses of it is very powerful.

  3. Glenn A. Buttkus

    Another calamity, yes, your message is bang on. Like the cops in Uvalde, mums the word.

  4. Yes, we can’t get desensitized. I hear your frustration in this. It’s needed! 💓

  5. This is the sort of post I wish I could have written. It is powerful and poignant. The word another should never be uttered like this again. Another traffic jam, okay. Another massacre. I , too, say no more.

  6. Such deep everlasting truth in those words, and so much part of the awfulness, those lies peddled as excuses…

  7. Yes. The frustration, the anger. Yes.

  8. I like the fact that so many of us are fed up with ANOTHER one. One is too many.

  9. Your prose reminded me of when I taught a lesson on “the problem of evil.” People did not even want to consider natural disaster ‘evil.’ It seems that only human evil is real to us. Well done.


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