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Of resistance and persistence

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President Donald Trump (Courtesy photo)

Marching Signs

We shall overcomb
Nasty women unite
Girls just wanna have
fun-damental rights

Let history show America resisted Trump
from Day One
Trump likes Nickelback, YUCK
Electile Dysfunction

I’m 83 and I’m mad as hell
Make America gay again
Women are the wall and
Trump will pay
Strong women scare weak men

Your ALL CAPS don’t scare me
This feminist has balls
I don’t have to be big to be strong
Build kindness not walls

Resistance is built
on faith and hope
I love naps
but I stay woke

United we march
Love Trumps Hate
We are what makes
America great

ALL CAPS @POTUS

GET SMART U.S.
EASY D!
BUY AMERICAN &
HIRE AMERICAN!
VERY CAREFULLY

FAKE NEWS
PUT ON NOTICE
TO ALL AMERICANS
SO DANGEROUS!

WALL
BAN
DISHONEST
WIN!
SEE YOU IN COURT
MAKE AMERICA
GREAT AGAIN!

Nevertheless, she persisted

In the long dark night
When all often felt lost
A voice of resistance rose up
Unafraid of the cost

Through a den of old lions
Who snarled and growled
She marched, armed only
With words to speak aloud

Standing neatly at a podium
Senator Warren cleared her throat
And began reading the letter
Coretta Scott King wrote

A cautionary warning
From a civil rights hero
About giving up power
To a man who deserves zero

But as she revealed
Just how Sessions’ denied the vote
The lions reared up and roared out
“Don’t say what Mrs. King wrote!”

They feared, it appeared
This would reveal what they
wanted hidden
All that reprehensible conduct
That was wrong and forbidden

The old lions warned Warren
she’d be
Banished if she resisted
But despite all their efforts
to silence her
Nevertheless, she persisted.

Jon Golinger is an environmental attorney who lives in North Beach.

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