Stacey Abrams Speaks and If Only She Could Be President

Marianna invited me to the Osborne Breakfast to hear Stacey Abrams .  650 people met in the Grand Hyatt at 7:30 am.  There was a waiting list.


Yesterday morning strong and clear with a real smile

and real teeth Stacey Abrams stood, early, full of the energy of early,

speaking for people and prisons knowing how wrong the system is

how much we have to change, and there she was telling the story

of her siblings, they grew up PBS poor she said, poor but we watched

public television they’re a judge a scientist a politician now

educated every one of them. My brother  went to jail she said.

My brother keeps going to jail.  We love him she said but

our family alone is not enough.  We always need all of us said Stacey Abrams

if any change is going to happen.  We always need all of us

she repeated. We knew how right she was.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. YES! So many young people thinking correctly,we have to support them!

    I like to think ahead to when things will be better, but so much pulling me down lately….

    You inspire hope.

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