I FEAR MY SOUL HAS DIED

This is essentially an American question
Especially in the South
Where most of the nation’s sins lie buried.

What does it mean to fill up with hate –
Through Fox fascist “cable pleasure”?

And when did nihilism become an American color
Rubbed on elbows and knees –
But mostly reserved for our most scary bodily tattoos?

When did leaders of American spiritual life and politics
Become media stars – and nothing else?

Don’t we need, once again, to respect character, integrity, humanness –
Even though all have apparently evaporated.

Minutes are getting louder by the day –
By the hour –
Striking like bell towers falling.

Families separate and come apart
In an invisible American emergency –
Turning unrecognized losses
Like love, once alive,
Into a culture that no longer exists.

Bursting bubbles –
Modern romance in the 2020’s.

INTEGRITY (from “integer” or “whole”)

Integrity is the quality possessed by people “who do the right thing” –
A foundational moral virtue.

So don’t American political leaders need integrity now more than ever?
And shouldn’t this be an essential qualification for every political office?

Recently, everything’s become “just a show” –
With each of us making up our own reality
And emulating the subliminal cruelty hidden beneath media’s potent political lies.

The result has been –
A substantial number of Americans forgetting their sense of normal human decency –
Evangelical Christianity becoming the exact opposite of historical “Jesus” movements –
And many Republican politicians relinquishing ethics, morals,
And any sense of personal shame.

Was it just one man responsible for spoiling much of what’s decent in society?
Could just one bad apple have turned the entire American barrel rotten?
Can this now be fixed?

Integrity is the answer –
When America starts valuing character over money, power, and fame.

Our country would then become a true “Anti-Trump, Anti-White Nationalist Nation” –
With a people who pray to an alive God of Many Colors
Who has signaled the intention to come again and live among us –
As a people who demand scruples
By being “scrupulous.”

It would take just a few – especially at the beginning –
When a people worshipping a God of Many Colors
Decides, now, but also once again, to enter onto the world’s main stage!