I Am Ashamed

I am Ashamed of our president (elect)
I can remember all our presidents
since 1960.
I've never been ashamed

I have been angry, very angry
at what they did.
And there were times I was ashamed
of what they did...
Bush and Johnson Started
or escolated wars
Nixon order political break-ins and lied
Clinton and Monica ...well you know
But I was Never ashamed
of WHO they were as people.
and still thought them presidential
Deserving of of some respect.
No more
No more respect
Just shame.

I am ashamed
Of our next president
Ashamed we elected him
It feels weird to be ashamed
of our president.
No respect
Just shame.
How do you fix it?
shame for the president..
Its not what I did
Its what we did.
Im left with shame
Where some respect
Once lived
I'm ashamed of our next president
And i can't fix it.

Harvey Caine, CC, LMP

The New PTSD… Pre-Trump Stress Disorder

Are you one of millions suffering from the new form of PTSD....Pre-Trump Stress Disorder? Know now as PTSD - TYPE II.

Tens of millions of people have reported acute onset of Pre-Trump STRESS Disorder November 7th and 8th although some cases were noted previously.

Emotional Symptoms include but are not limited to: shock, fear of the U.S. and world future, depression with associated lethargy and difficulty functioning, despondency, desperation, anger, rage, hopelessness, marked increased irritability and anxiousness and the questionable (delusional?) hope that Trump will become more centrist.

Physical symptoms include frequent nausea and abdominal discomfort especially after hearing or seeing Trump, sleeplessness or difficulty sleeping, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, chest tightness, tightness in the throat and reoccurring thoughts or plans of moving to Canada or another country. (This symptom actually crashed the Canadian immigration website November 9th!.)

Other reoccurring thoughts include; I CAN'T BELIEVE Trump fooled so many people!", "Bernie would have beaten Trump!" and "Maybe I should just jump of a cliff." (Please do not do this!)

Treatment suggestions:
Four years of sedation, ear plugs and blinders or alternatively a prescription for rose colored glasses.

But seriously. This PTSD is Real and seriously stressing a lot of people out in very significant ways. Numerous counselors are reporting these problems with their patients. For actual suggestions on how to help yourself (and others) with this real stress please stay tuned.