2022: the Year in Review (well, so far)

Let’s rap.

Two thousand twenty-two, I’m worried now ’bout you.

You’re two-thirds done and not too fun.

so where the heck have you gone?

(rhythm band in background doing their best to find one)

A new war in Ukraine with Russia to blame.

Killing children at will with no sense of shame.

bombing nuclear plants without any aim.

(rhythm band in background stops and says in unison Seriously?

bombing nuclear plants?)

Two thousand twenty-two, I’m worried now ’bout you.

You’re burning, you’re flooding, we shy away from the sights

you’ve allowed the Supremes to take away rights.

(rhythm band in background shakes their heads and wags fingers)

Two thousand twenty-two, I’m really worried now

our minds are blown by what we’ve found

An ex-pres has taken secrets you shouldn’t have allowed.

(rhythm band in background shake tambourines furiously)

Two thousand twenty-two, number of months remaining four.

we’re sick and tired of Covid and of you we implore

give us a break from chills and fevers and muscles that are sore.

(rhythm band in background nod approvingly, clapping hands)

And if you don’t mind, here’s the last ax to grind.

Two thousand twenty-two, you’re moving way behind

We’re watching, we’re rapping, to make sure you get in line.

(rhythm band moves into foreground to take bow – why, Liz Cheney is leading the band)


Yikes – I’m clearly not a rapper. Please stay tuned – I’ll do better.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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9 Responses to 2022: the Year in Review (well, so far)

  1. waysideartist says:

    I say you wrote an outstanding poem.
    Every year since 2016 I thought the new year can’t be worse, but each new year says, “Watch me.” I need to stop thinking . . .
    Happy Sunday my friend!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Did you have to add more pain to the year 😀 😀 😀 Seriously though, we’re not over it yet and it just keeps throwing horrors in our faces. What to do? Rapping is a fine sidetrack.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Not so bad spoken word 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Luanne says:

    This year has been crap, just crap. I mean that on a public level and a personal level.

    Liked by 1 person

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