In promoting the arts for brain health recovery, I must take a stand against book bans currently being initiated by school boards across the land. Here is a poem expressing my displeasure with the cursed idea.
The arts bring people together
With beauty, humor and angst.
They don’t mind what you are wearing
Whether it’s ugly, cute or daring.
The arts may sometimes pull apart
But never mind thou art.
Absence holds such sweet sorrow
When the arts are censored or banned.
The arts teach the path of resistance
When the arts are shuttered or gagged.
Our children know when they are bullied
By school boards acting unruly.
Oh yes, we need Romeo and Juliet
Just like we need a pretty sunset.
Cowboys and motorbikes ride off into the distance
Along with sadness that is persistent.