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Fallen

Carrillon Point: Graduation Nite

I walked out of the theater yesterday, out into the sunshine of another beautiful day in Kirkland where the children of the wealthy and almost wealthy hang out at restaurants and coffee shops. In the Starbucks where I waited for my granddaughter to join me, a 4 year old child threw a fit so loud, so obnoxious we all (about 35 people) were startled. I asked if he was alright, the mother called me the ‘B’ word and shoved her screaming
tantrum child out the door.

Outside a young man who had just parked his flashy, 60 thousand dollar car in three parking spots got out and yelled at an old woman who dared step off the curb when he was turning. The old woman started to cry. He laughed, put on his sunglasses and joined a group of similar young 20-somethings at Purple Café, sitting outside, laughing, and drinking. They’re laughter could be heard throughout the parking lot to the table where I sat in front of Starbucks, depressed by what I was seeing.
I wrote;

I feel so sad today –
The world’s gone crazy
I look around
Children so spoiled                                                                                                                                              Rotting fruit fallen
Fallen from the poison tree
Fallen
Rotting
Fruit of our loins

Fallen
The world’s gone mad –
But then my granddaughter arrived, smiling, sweet, kind
She opened the door for an old man
We’ll be alright
Mankind
We’ll be alright
There’s a new generation coming
We’ll be alright

Mindy Sitton-Halleck
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One comment on “Fallen

  1. Stephen Hayes
    September 2, 2011

    How fortunate you are to have such a lovely grandchild.I'm still waiting for one. I think your emotions over this incident are normal and healthy. We all wish the world were a better place, and hopefully with our love, pain and struggle it will be….one day.

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