Full Stop

It is time to pay attention

It is time to be aware

Change is blowing on the breeze

We all need to care

It is time to be cognizant

It is time to be conscious

Changes we must demand

But we need to be cautious

It is time to unite

It is time to be one

No more fighting in the streets

Where no one has won

It is time for organized protests

It is time for gentle peace

No more racism run rampant

For it all must now cease


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – cognizant https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/13/fowc-with-fandango-cognizant/

Changes

It was his radical way of thinking that drew me to him, it was his radical way of thinking that drove me away. Somewhere along the years the direction changed and he became a different person.

He had always been a believer in equal rights and doing good. Now he was slowly being warped by the current trends in politics. It didn’t change over night, but it still changed too fast. Now he was all for modern day racism and everyman out for himself.

I left him with a note and a link to a self-help group on his computer.

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – radical