Now is the time here in this place
All combatants act from sacred grace
The battle was joined the action was noble
Fighting now puts us all in deeper trouble
A wide breach created by the push and shove
Now we get to show what we’re made of
Character that’s true character that’s real
Displays itself in how you reach out and heal
In a battle this fierce fought down to the wire
No winner emerging no one to retire
The campaign continues when the venue changes
And players and thinking all rearranges
I pray what we learn from this long winter’s night
The body politic can do better than fight
Energy that went into this fray
Better spent in a whole new way
Winner and loser a very old frame
Time to play a much bigger game
This might be about collaboration
Taking the pulse of our great nation
We have the tools and technology
To discover the approach that’s real democracy
If we do that for this century
We’ll be better off many more will be free
What level of democratic participation do you engage in?
Do you interact with people who have political views that are different from yours?
What do you learn from those interactions?
Is there a way you might be more curious about people who are different?
- Stewart Levine ©
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