Finding Bliss in Change

Let’s make a parade, and march through the gate;
These times are trying, but we cannot wait.
Grace has gone swimming, and things are amiss—
Who in her right mind would argue with this?
See how old prejudice rears up its head?
Cut it off quickly! Make sure that it’s dead.
There’s beauty in yellow, red, white, and black;
Joy’s in the middle, the front and the back.
It’s simple, my friend, to bring a new day.
Old braids of hatred? Just snip them away!


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #273
More Writers’ Pantry #27 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on July 5, 2020, in Poets & Storytellers United, Rhyming poetry, The Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. So many of us are quite obnoxious in our behaviour especially when there is a risk to ourselves and others. Humans really do have strange mannerisms.

  2. It seems so obvious, no? And it ought to be easy, right? What’ll it take? Nothing changes until we do.

  3. Scissors and swords! A fable of remaking self?

  4. Lisa at Greenbow

    If it were only that easy…snip snip.

  5. I love the idea of cutting prejudice out from the world! If only .. 💝

  6. Beverly Crawford

    I enjoy the rhyming rhythm of your poem, and we all share the wish to just snip away hatred!

  7. I love the beauty in every line, in every sentiment …. cheers!

  8. Well and truly said. My hope for 2021 is that a certain pair of lips will have fallen silent and we can return some civility to the airwaves. Smiles.

  9. It’s a wonderful poetic “Jingle Jangle” and on the mark. 🙂

  10. Well said. I am feeling very disappointed in my countrymen.

  11. If only it were so easy … but it is, isn’t it – for those individuals willing to do it.

  12. Gotta snips those away for sure a very uplifting poem.
    Thank you for dropping by my sumie Sunday



    Giving the state of the world a fairytale Alice in Wonderland twist sounds like a good idea! All that drama!

  14. Old braids of hatred just snip them away! Yes, that line is true. Do away with hate.

  15. The rhythm of the poem brings an uplifting quality to your words.

  16. Susie Clevenger

    Oh, may we snip those braids and live changed, peaceful humans.

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