One Another Special Day, Lots to Say

World AIDS Day
Lots to say
It’s affected us more than one way

So many lives we’ve lost, no longer in the play
it’s affected everyone, not just those gay

Despair memories will stay
All caring supporters & providers don’t go away

Ronald Reagan had no say
Lots of undue disarray
That left us many in dismay

BAR newspapers listed too many obits everyday
Vibrant resonant emotions still today
Once TWA flight attendants won’t fly without using disinfect spray

Extremists & politicians’ appalling reactions were considered okay
How many people died long before their designated birthday
Even to this day there’s no cure, but someday???

Still surviving my HIV/AIDS diagnosis 30 years ago today.
Everyday in my own ways I pray
for those we’ve lost & their love won’t go away.

(c) 2016 Daniel Langholtz

Names…

these are the names
names that I once knew
as I stand before
watching the colorful squares lying
on the grass far
too many are dying…

whispering from the bottom of my soul
so many names to say
so many names to pray
it’s taking my toll

AIDS has seized them all away
like one candle blowing away

why can’t we be sure if there’s a cure to help heal them all?
why can’t we call and ask for help?

saying them is so hard
so many names to say
so many names to pray
the feeling’s so strong!

why not be sure to find that damn cure? Help heal them all!
Why don’t we stop stalling! Demand our call!

please help us, heal us from all the pain
give us all the comforts
give us all the strength
to live one day at a time

teach them all…
do it small
before you know it,
it reaches out to everyone…

…takes one day at a time.

(c) 1995 Mikey Krajnak

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