Criticize

Photo by Robert Woodward
Robert E. Lee’s statue was removed from its pedestal May 19, 2017.

Monuments of history
Set on pillars high
Glorifying accomplishments
Others vilify

Scar covered history
Festering just below.
Traces of bigotry
Paraded now for show.

Lessons from history
Remembrances justified.
Sacred pomp and ceremony
Mixed with self-righteous pride.

                                                     -Clarence Holm