The Ghosts of Complacency and Indifference 1-6-21 X

The Ghosts of Complacency and Indifference

1-6-21 X

Rev Raphael Warnock, speaking about the Ga Senate Election a few days before- “The only way this thing goes in the wrong direction is if we become overly confident and give in to the ghosts of complacency and indifference”


What should we imagine tomorrow

more than today


should we accept the same

or a bissel better

should we accept half a loaf

a quarter

better we shouldn’t quarrel


Will we still be fighting for

the equalities in 2061

that we don’t have today

that was fought for in 1961

should we leave the streets for the

next gen”

climate change and all that


It’s 2021

never thought I’d be saying this

in 1961

maybe demonstrations and LSD

does lead to longetivity

protest Poetry and organizing, 1921, 1961 2021

and never truly leaving yourself

just having a modified version

About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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