What Lies, Ahead

Dedicated to the Many Republican Enablers in Congress

Every morning the mirror

stares back at you,

searching for





and sees . . .

none of the above.


You’ve given us no choice.

So we take the mirror’s place,

look you in the eye and

tell you how this is going to go.

Where do we begin?


Let’s start with endings.

The end of:






the relentless, unapologetic lies . . .

So that we can begin anew with:






honesty . . .


Why are these things so hard — for you —

to understand?

Are you so insulated, protected,


that you no longer

recognize humanity?

The mirror is not cracked

there is nothing wrong with it;

it is crystal clear

the broken thing is you.


So we look you

in the eye and ask,

Is this all worth it, really?

One day, you will look

in the mirror and

we will be gone.

There will be nothing

there for you to see.

Just you.


The thing is

you know, somewhere deep down,

this is all a self-serving lie

a cruel joke.

And you don’t have

the decency

the honesty

the courage

to acknowledge it

to respect it

to honor your oath

to serve your country.


It’s your loss.

No, worse.

It’s ours.


About Jim McKeever

Writer, father, runner, advocate based in Central New York.
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8 Responses to What Lies, Ahead

  1. ksbeth says:

    Powerful and true

    Liked by 1 person

  2. markbialczak says:

    You sure got that right, Jim.


  3. Wow. Shivers.

    Powerful words Jim. May those who need to hear them read them.


  4. cat9984 says:

    And they’re running away by not seeking re-election rather than standing up for what’s right

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yes. So well expressed. Thank you. All my best to you Jim.

    Liked by 1 person

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