Tale Weaver – #279 – Protest – June 11th

Michael’s challenge this week:

This week our topic is ‘Protest’. We have seen a lot on our news services about protests in the past few weeks.
What is your take on it?
Have you been involved in a protest?
Were you a part of a recent protest?
Write a story reflecting your response to this prompt.

I’ve never been involved in a protest, current or otherwise, but that doesn’t mean to say I don’t have an opinion. Quite honestly scenes that are unfolding in our larger cities and towns are frightening, especially now.
Things are getting out of hand, and I feel we are being taken back decades into the past.
There always seems to be a cause, a calling, yet currently this leads to unruly behaviour, riots, vandalism and all out destruction just for the hell of it as to me it sure isn’t relevant to the point.
What can I say?
All Lives Matter, and shouldn’t be determined by race, colour, beliefs, tradition, or origins.

Let’s fast forward two or three weeks, and how many of those people protesting in the crowds will be infected with Covid 19?
How about all those lives these protestors have put at risk?
Who will protest for those who lose theirs because of someone else’s stupidity and selfishness?
Who will protest for the shattered lives of families, children, parents and friends who lose loved ones to a current invisible enemy that has no respect for age, background or colour?
Not many, I’ll bet.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Tale Weaver – #279 – Protest – June 11th

  1. Michael says:

    Your point well made Di. Tonight our news was reporting that marches organised for the coming weekend will be considered illegal because of covid fears and I think that is right as the last thing we want is a spike in the number of cases.

  2. Carol anne says:

    Nope! Your spot on /Di! Its so selfish to protest! People need to calm down!

  3. They are putting so many lives at risk. Great take on the prompt, Di

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