Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The last several mornings I've awakened to Inca doves cooing in the yard for the first time this new season. Increasing numbers and shades of wild flowers dot my path as I walk - cut leaf daisy now, Mexican hat, beggars' tick, along with the prickly poppy. No bluebonnets yet, but soon. We've had beautiful pink sunsets the last four evenings and last night I got home from work in time to take a work in the neighborhood, Now I almost wish I hadn't because of a distressing sight in the neighborhood - a poster board taped to bumper of pick up truck on the street behind my house. It was handwritten with the horrible slogan "God damn Barack Obama - Socialist Pig destroying America. God bless true Americans," It was all decorated with American flags. The hate in it freaked me out. I don't like it that my back yard touches the back yard of someone with such a hateful attitude. It bothered me more than a commercial sticker would have, because of the degree of effort involved in creating it - though I guess a commercial sticker would imply that more people shared the sentiment. The pink sunset and Venus setting, half moon high touched me deeply - but so did the hate. Part of me wants to knock on the door - ask questions, but I won't. Odd that the doves live in my yard and in the yard of the person who wrote those hateful words - no fence or feeling confining them.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Awful to read about the hateful sign.

Perhaps you could write a poem about the doves and their free movement from one yard to another. It would be a worthy one...

Judy said...

I want a perfect world where everyone would just embrace the world they live in. I don't want president bashing; didn't when Bush was in office and don't now. It separates us and makes us all less IMHO. I'm sorry that people can hate and destroy the peace of others. I know we have to learn to live in this world and that we can feel sorry for the haters and what their lives must be like. I don't think we will change them though so it's always our attitude toward them that changes so we can live better lives. I found that so often I close my eyes to these kinds of things and don't see them. There is a man on a major highway that is contraversial to say the least here because he flies a HUGE rebel flag. It offends me but there is nothing anyone can do. It went to court and he has a right to fly it. Don't know what that has to do with your situation but it was good for me to get it out. I'm sorry you live so close to the person and will no doubt see that sign many times.

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