Posted in Inspiration, Life, People, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Eugene Goodman: Man of the Year

All back channels crystal clear

They sensed unrest in the air

Yet, still stood there ill-prepared

To seize mob in riot gear

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/01/09/us/capitol-hill-insurrection-extremist-flags-soh/index.html

One man wall of protection

Shuttered wild insurrection

Hatched a plan of deflection

Briefly led misdirection

Served without reservation

Forward, no hesitation

He deserves celebration

Medal and compensation

Eugene Goodman, US Capitol Police

Displayed unique wit and charm

Never used a firearm

Didn’t cause bodily harm

Acting Dep. Sergeant at Arms


Eugene Goodman is the US Capitol Police Officer who used quick thinking and fast action to divert the mob of insurrectionists away from Senate Chambers on January 6, 2021. Sergeant Goodman is a US Army Veteran who showed up for his usual day of work and encountered everything but the usual. His brave actions earned him Acting Deputy Sergeant at Arms and the honor of escorting Vice President Kamala Harris to her Inauguration on January 20, 2021.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Faith, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Politics, Positivity, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

One Liner Wednesday- Palindrome 1/20/2021

*PALINDROME*
“0” signifies infinite possibilities
“1” signifies new beginnings
“2” signifies balance

As the United States transitions to what we all hope is a new period of peace, history was made once again upon the swearing in of Kamala Harris as the first woman and African/Asian-American Vice President, making this day unique in yet another way.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Hope, Life, Politics, Positivity, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

History in the Making

PERSPECTIVE: the FIRST Latina US Supreme Court Justice, a Bronx native and Yale graduate nominated in 2009 by the FIRST African-American US President, administers the oath of office to the FIRST African/Asian-American & FIRST female US Vice President, an Oakland native and Howard University graduate, using a Bible belonging to the FIRST African-American US Supreme Court Justice (1967), a Baltimore native & CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST who graduated from Howard Law, the OLDEST Historically Black College/University (HBCU) law school.

Political pundits will reflect on this day for years to come. I’m feeling good!

It’s a new dawn 
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me, ooh
And I’m feeling good

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Fandango’s One Word Challenge– pundit

Posted in Grief, Life, People, Politics, Prompt, Thoughts, Uncategorized

We’re Fighting Ourselves

Written for One Liner Wednesday/JusJoJan.

“Right now there are more troops in DC than there are in Afghanistan.”

John King
CNN Chief National Correspondent
January 13, 2020
http://20,000 National Guard troops expected in Washington for Biden’s inauguration https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/inauguration-security-us-secret-service-washington/index.html

The United States of America now has its first President ever to be impeached twice. Those are not bragging rights!

We’re well beyond conflicting party lines, who you voted for and the question of who’s right and who’s wrong. NO American should be proud of where we are right now nor this country’s hundreds of years of immorality and corruption leading up to in this moment. To have only ten (10) Republicans speak out in support of a second impeachment is mind blowing.

Perspective: 197 lawmakers find no fault in the President’s actions or evidence he contributed to an insurrection that resulted in the death of five (5) civilians/law enforcement officers.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Life, Politics, Prompt, Uncategorized

Public Servants (#JusJoJan)

Umm…our government officials didn’t get the memo.


Written for Just Jot it January (servant) and Daily Spur (government)