Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
Fair to middlin'
When they went so far
as to say, “what about Mt. Rushmore”,
that’s where I drew the line
and decided they lost their minds.
When they miss the point on purpose
just to be argumentative,
it really strikes a nerve.
First and foremost, statues are erected
for a specific reason.
They honor a person for something.
That statue then marks a time and place in history.
If as a country our feelings change
about the deed that person was honored for
and later consider it to be dishonorable,
then where or why or how that statue stands
should be reconsidered.
They should never be hidden or destroyed.
They should be memorialized in such a way
that puts the Country’s change of heart
I don’t understand what is so hard about that.