it hurts my heart

Head held high, she strides into the system,
(Did they handcuff her?  Did she tell her beloved goodbye?)
Unashamed but tired of fighting,
She knows her fate is not yet written.
(Will it really be a year?  Did they tell her why?)

So much time had passed, her life had gained some peace,
(Statute of limitations? How long could they leave this?)
Shattered but no time for crying,
I want to pick up the banner and march in the streets.
(I’m disappointed in our nation. I want to call it quits.)


Do you remember when you were a child and had complete faith in the police, our government, and our systems?  You knew that good people would be proven innocent and that bad people would end up jail…

As we aged, and saw that the world is much more complex than our naive minds could process, a bit of our faith died.  We realized that there are still humans behind each of those systems and humans are frail and prone to error.  We aren’t even smart enough to put in the checks and balances that would ensure our mistakes were caught by others.  We try, but we fail.

I’ve only met her in person 3 times, but, in the time I have known her, I know her to be a good person, and I am proud to call her a good friend.  But, right now she is in a bad way because the system if failing her.

Today I grew up a little bit more.  Today I can see our world a little bit clearer and I don’t like what I see.  It isn’t pretty and it hurts my heart.


A Sign of Life: We Are Not Bloggers

Not a Punk Rocker: I don’t Know What to Say

Behind the Mask of Abuse: Innocent paying the price again…

To Breathe is to Write: My Heart Hurts Today

I may be a fool

I may be a fool, but I’m a loyal fool.
I may be a fool, but I’ve never tilted with windmills.
I may be a fool, but I am no Patchface.
I may be a fool, but it’s all in a day’s work for a jester.  Get it?  Got it.  Good.


Behold, Twindaddy, of Stuph™ fame (and fortune?) has graciously bestowed upon me the Loyal Reader Award.  You know, this:


Bask in its glory and awesomeness.

Bask some more!

Okay, that’s enough, you don’t want to get an award burn.  Nobody likes a crispy audience.

I’m sure there are rules I’m supposed to adhere to for this award, but, as it is Friday and I forgot to copy and paste them over, and I don’t really feel like it, I’m not going to do any of them.  Well, okay, I will do one of them – thank the person who gave me the award:

*spoken in the official Kingdom announcement voice*

Now, go forth and show Twindaddy some love. 

That is an official Matticus Kingdom edict, order, decree… whatever.  Just do it already.

Here, I’ll even start you off with some helpful links so you don’t have to do any work at all beyond clicking on these, clicking on the “like” buttons at the bottom of each, and clicking on the “follow” button while you are there.  You won’t regret it.

Oh, and he loves comments.  So, say a few things while you are there!