We can abide with this
persist and hold on
a moment in time
if we live in peace

We can endure this trial
through acceptance 
and letting go
with control of ourselves

We can bear this journey
sharing love and understanding
without being lost

We can persist despite chaos
focusing on the present
holding on to hope
we can abide with this

This poem was inspired by a Public Service Announcement in Montana with the actor Jeff Bridges who lives here. In it, he harkens back to his role in The Big Lebowski in which his character the Dude abides, or continues on, remains, is always there. We too can abide in this way during this tumultuous time with a little love, a little peace, and a little hope.

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