the alternatives.

everyone woke up happy

no stress, nope not today

no one was bullied into submission

and everyone returned home okay

mom and dad didn’t argue

tires aren’t on a flat

there’s money in the account

and we won’t complain about that

i laughed at that commercial today, you know the one where his dogs’ name is “Duck”

our daughters knew they were Queens

because our sons treated them as such

and our sons are choosing to do right

because their parents taught them that much

our friends are our friends because the whispers have silenced

and our laughter is now heard because the shouting got quiet

the words we speak from our hearts can finally be heard

and the things we can see since our vision is no longer blurred