Friday, August 29, 2008

What The DNC Did For Me

Haiku Friday


Four autumns ago
I got numb to politics.
I froze my anger.
Eight years of being
lied to left me cynical
beyond the cold pale.
The infighting and
scandals among Democrats
made me doubt their strength.
But Democrats got
it together in time
to fight for real "change."
I feel my anger
melting to make room for hope
and love of country.
Happy Labor Day weekend! Click here to read more haikus.

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These photos depict how the DNC overtook Denver while it was in town. I've never seen this many people before on the 16th St. Mall. Photos provided by The Clothesline's Denver correspondent (i.e., my husband Terry on his lunch break.)






















7 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I am glad that you're disenchantment is fading.....glad you are on board!

Oh, and that first photo.....Who ever heard of a nice piece of elephant....OMG.....hilarious!!


p.s. thank you so much for pledging to end mountaintop removal...it is so important the people come together to uncloak the silence.

runningatlarge said...

Well, I hope you aren't let down again, I really do.

maggie said...

Awesome, and I could not agree more. Yay for your husband getting some shots of the festivity on the streets.

EatPlayLove said...

we never ventured to denver, sigh. I just didn't have the courage. I know what it's like to lose hope with our government, it's a breath of fresh air coming, isn't it?

Elle said...

WOW - the street is really really crowded! Hope is important above all.

Kathleen said...

i vowed never to go south of I-70 last week, and even then i could feel how busy it was!

Joy said...

How exciting to be a part of political history at a time when it seems to be going in a positive direction. Just watching the speeches on T.V. was enough to give me goosebumps--and hope.