We’re the human race. That’s what unites us. Maybe we could start by just trying to see ourselves in other people-not what divides us? There is so much hate all around from every side. I feel like I’m standing in the middle watching with a broken heart. I love America-every flavor and color, every sister and brother…
Don’t shoot. Back the blue. Red white and #metoo.
Build a wall. Burn a church.
There is no God. God is good. Bad, good, bad, good, bad.
“Make America Great Again.” Kill anyone in a red hat.
Resist. Persist. Become an activist.
Abortion rights, left, right, left, right. March.
Fight for your rights. Kneel, stand, kneel, stand, kneel.
Scream. Argue. Attack. A million “likes”. Trillions in debt.
Sit out. Walk out. Lock down drills.
Bullying. Trolling. FaceTime. Suicide.
Pill-popping, Facebook-stalking, transgender rights, left, right, left, right.
Overworked. Obesity. Mommy time. Me. Me. Me. Money.
Pussy hats. Pokémon. Marching. Yelling. The death of the stay at home mom.
Refugees, corporate greed, Twitter trolls, orange, yellow, blue, black, and white, and black and white and black and white privilege.
Big Pharma, little hands, working moms and dads. Lonely singles. Forgotten elderly. 24-hour news cycles, headlines, fake news, Common Core, global warming, nukes.
Over sensitive. Under paid. Politically correct. Morally bankrupt.
Hurricanes, crowded cities, ADD, depression, poverty, anxiety, over exposing everything.
Twitter trolls, Mexico, screen time, dinnertime, no time, meals from your iPhone.
Upgrade. Coming out. Home grown terrorism. Organic growth.
Uber, duck lips, selfie sticks and stones and sticks and stones. If you don’t agree I’ll break your bones.
America! America! God shed His grace on thee.
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!
Courtney is the author of the Gnat & Corky Series a 16-book series illustrated by Natalie Sorrentino and published by Orange Hat Publishing. Gnat & Corky books are available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The stories are universal and based on the spirit of real kids.