Weekend Writing Prompt — Feeling Blue

I’m usually an upbeat, glass is half full kind of a guy. But I have to admit I’ve been feeling quite disheartened as I witness our American democracy crumbling before our eyes. I’m in a deep blue funk.

(Exactly 38 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “blue.” Image credit: Global Times.

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt — Feeling Blue

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 20, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    There’s lots of shades of blue, I’m sure yours will brighten

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  2. donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2021 / 3:52 pm

    I can understand your feeling disheartened. Everything you believe in crumbling……..you chose a good pic to illustrate the sad sorry situation

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Bill November 21, 2021 / 2:57 am

    So sad. There are no good words for it. The cancer grows.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Marleen November 21, 2021 / 1:37 pm

      https://www.foxnews.com/us/ahmaud-arbery-trial-defense-attorney-black-pastors-public-lynching

      Attorney Kevin Gough, who was widely condemned for trying to bar Black pastors from the courtroom, made the eyebrow-raising comment Friday during a motion for a mistrial.

      “This is what a public lynching looks like in the 21st century,” Gough told Glynn County Superior Judge Tim Walmsley, who promptly shot down the request. No jurors were present.

      …..

      Related: TRAVIS MCMICHAEL ADMITS ARBERY MADE NO THREATS BEFORE MCMICHAEL RAISED HIS GUN

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    • Marleen November 21, 2021 / 2:05 pm

      I am quoting, below, the end of the same NY Post article I referenced earlier. This effort at sharing the link will work.

      https://nypost.com/2021/11/05/ahmaud-arbery-trial-opening-statements-begin-in-georgia/

      The panel, which has only one black juror, was seated in the case after a more than two-week selection process.

      Prosecutors had argued that the defense attorneys had struck eight potential jurors from the final panel because they are black, which the US Supreme Court has deemed unconstitutional.

      The judge agreed there appeared to be “intentional discrimination,”but said state law limited in his ability to change the jury’s racial makeup because defense attorneys were able to give nonracial reasons for their decisions.

      Arbery had been dead for more than two months before the McMichaels and Bryan were charged last year.

      The trial is expected to last roughly two weeks. If the men are acquitted in the case, they still face federal hate crime charges in a trial that is expected to start Feb. 7.

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