IN THE COUNTRY OF OTHERS – Robert G. Wertzler

Premonitions of exile?

Brave & Reckless

Feeling like a stranger

A stranger in a strange land

My native country

As I observe the news

Can seem a country of others

Is it a madness?

When I speak my truth

Do they say I don’t belong?

Would they have me gone?

And I wonder at times

Will the time come

I will agree

And find myself in a country

No longer mine

Might I feel more at home

In a country of some different others?

Photo by Redd on Unsplash


Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community…

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3 thoughts on “IN THE COUNTRY OF OTHERS – Robert G. Wertzler

  1. Howdy Bob!

    I know exactly how you feel! I feel the same every time I visit the States. I don’t know how deliberate the drawing of these distinctions have been, but increasingly, the Red States are treating the Blue States as foreigners.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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