January 6 – A Day That SHOULD Live in Infamy

One year ago today, we witnessed the battering of our American Democracy by an Insurrection orchestrated by a defeated but defiant ex-President and abetted by his followers – both private citizens and members of Congress.  Incredibly, the horror of that day has been overshadowed by so many more insults and onslaughts against our country: the covid pandemic, moves by other countries toward autocracy, natural disasters that betray the effects of man-made climate change; so many lives lost needlessly to illness, violence, poverty…. 

In memory of the January 6, 2021 Insurrection, I am reposting the link to one of my earliest published poems, with gratitude to Oddball Magazine for publishing and printing it.

Poem by Jackie Oldham – oddball magazine-2 

 


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