Reach Beyond Normal: Vote

Reach Beyond Normal: Vote

Reach Beyond Normal: Vote

 

I want to run

from the anger

and lies

and hatred.

I want to scream

at non-voters

fed up with clowns

lazy fools

ignorant of history

incapable of believing.

I want to hide

from reality

lose my fear

in fiction

art

and music.

I want to awaken

the artists

writers

musicians

all Creatives,

too many are silent.

I want to protect

my family

friends

animals

Earth.

I want to sleep

without horror

thumping heart

cold sweats

ragged breaths.

I want to dream

of joy

families together

protected

without tears

no fear

free of rabbit-proof fences

and twisted false religion.

I want freedom

to reflect the Lady at the harbor

speaking

bring me your tired

your weary.

I want courage

never to waiver

strong

fearless

proud

kind

and caring.

I want protection

through communication

not weapons.

I want intelligence

in media

news of substance.

I want truth

facts

reports that matter

without money-making memes.

I want justice

answers

accountability.

I want to move forward

not back.

I want to believe

in dignity

that all men and women are created equal.

I want to cry

but instead

I vote.

Reach Beyond Normal: Vote

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About Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Mandy Jackson-Beverly studied flute in Sydney, worked couture fashion in London, and has been a successful costume designer in LA, working with artists such as Madonna and David Bowie. She’s danced the tango with Robert Duvall, sewn buttons on coats with John Galliano, and discussed the art of sobriety with Alice Cooper and Russell Brand.