JOY, JOY
Poetry

JOY, JOY

by Dolly A Berthelot © 2020This most dismalChristmas week 2020– Covid soars,Multitudes dieIsolation chafesFamilies stay apartTo save livesWhile some partyWithout masks,Without care. Nature rebelsAs the wiseHave long foretold.Hurricanes,Snowstorms,Wildfires,What’s next? America is cyber-attackedSecurity is sabotagedPutin chuckles,Our allies shiver.The President is silentThen contradicts his experts.Democracy seems under siege. And yet, and yet,In my unruly old basket of…

BEYOND THE BOXES
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BEYOND THE BOXES

By Dr. Dolly Berthelot “Little Boxes,” a catchy and meaningful song I’ve loved since the 1960s, echoes in my head (yep I’m that old): Little Boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky, little boxes on the hillside, little boxes, all the same.” The focus of Malvina Reynolds’s creation, which Pete Seeger popularized,…