Sunday, November 20, 2016

Granny worries about her babies after the election

"You are a real jerk. I don’t think you know anything about what you’re talking about and you are so stupid I don’t want to have anything to do with you anymore." Millie is really angry and I can hear her shouting as I stand by my window today. I’m really worried about what’s going on. Ordinarily Millie is a happy-go-lucky kind of a person, and I’ve never heard her screaming like that.

"Now you get out of my yard and never come back here again. You aren't the kind of neighbor I want to have around.  You don’t know how to lose, and you probably never been a true American the way you talk if you can’t accept what happens with this election. You just have to suck it up."

Joe is a friendly man with a great big heart and he has always been a good friend to Millie. I worry about these two and wherever I go I hear people yelling at each other ordinarily would be laughing or embracing.

I can hear Joe raise his voice, something this quiet man ain’t done before. “ I have a right to say what I want, and you can’t stop me. If I want to put up a sign in my yard, I’m going to do it. I have a right to my opinion. And don’t call me any names you floozy when you’ve been sashaying past my house all these years. Who needs some aimless chick like you who doesn’t know anything and intends to tell me what I can and cannot do."

I worry about Joe and Millie because they been friends for years. I watched these babies their whole lives, and they done never acted like this. It hurts this old heart to see these people I love so much angry with each other in a perfect town like this. But Cloutierville has always been a very special place, and Granny thinks she’ll talk to these two, although they been yelling so loud they won’t hear me today.

Then Gordon came to see me. He insisted on me telling him how I voted. I told him I am everyone’s Granny, and if I told everybody  how I voted then some of them would be angry and that wouldn’t be fair. The Man Upstairs told me long ago that if I was to do His work and love Him and serve Him I should serve and love everybody. So much now my mission is to help bring my babies together. But today I’m just gonna stay here in my room and say my prayers because Lord knows people aren’t listening today.

Still there's always a light through the trees around here.  I can see it from my window and hope everyone else can see it too.

Lord knows I’m tired.


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